Google Says Apple Really Did Reject Google Voice App; Apple Says No They Didn’t
Google released their response to the FCC letter that was sent out to Google, AT&T and Apple regarding the Google Voice application being rejected from the App Store. Interestingly, Google’s statement directly contradicts that of Apple’s claim that the app wasn’t officially rejected, saying that Apple had informed them that it was rejected during a phone conversation.
From Google’s statement earlier today, as seen on the Google Public Policy Blog:
The primary points of contact between the two companies were Alan Eustace, Google Senior Vice President of Engineering & Research, and Phil Schiller, Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. On July 7, Mr. Eustace and Mr. Schiller spoke over the phone. It was during this call that Mr. Schiller informed Mr. Eustace that Apple was rejecting the Google Voice application for the reasons described above in 2(a).
Apple has sense released another public statement re-stating that the app has not officially been rejected, as seen on Silicon Alley Insider:
We do not agree with all of the statements made by Google in their FCC letter. Apple has not rejected the Google Voice application and we continue to discuss it with Google.
We’re not really sure how this is going to end, but it’s looking like this won’t end quietly.