Hands off for Apple on free iPhone apps
It’s common knowledge that Apple keeps a firm hold over third party apps developed for its official iPhone SDK, Apple is the big boss taking control over everything in its whole distribution deal, even taking a cut of all commercial application revenue.
However there are now a few whispers going round that Apple is going to take a hands off view to free iPhone apps. Electronista’s sources intimate commercial iPhone apps and free iPhone apps with be handled differently by a different approval process.
All iPhone apps including freeware will remain being solely through iTunes; thus requiring less regulatory tape for free iPhones apps which should bolster iPhone development. So, just how will Apple handle liability for free apps, with Apple’s dominance to oversee them it probably means any free apps will come complete with a full blown disclaimer absolving Apple of liability.
Source — electronistaÂ