In what is probably the best Apple related interview you’ll read this year, TUAW interviews Andrew Welch (of Ambrosia Software) about developing for the iPhone, and how he feels about their iToner application being (apparently intentionally) broken by the latest iPhone software update:
Apple is a business. When you’re useful to Apple, they are very friendly and helpful. When a competitor of yours is useful to Apple, they will embrace the competitor. It’s just business in that sense. When you do something Apple likes, or Apple can demo well, they love you. Otherwise they largely ignore you – I think this has been fairly constant over the years. That’s not a criticism, by the way. I think it makes good business sense to operate in that manner. I can’t say I’ve seen that aspect of things change much over the years.