John Paczkowski, on AT&T’s statement regarding the FCC inquiry into Apple’s rejection of Google Voice apps from the App Store:
The gist of the reply: Don’t look at us.
“AT&T does not manage or approve applications for the App Store,” the company said in a statement. “We have received the letter and will, of course, respond to it.”
A flat denial, and one that would seem to throw Apple (AAPL) under the bus for denying iPhone owners access to Google Voice.
There’s no question that this statement is intended to put the blame on Apple. But it’s not a flat denial. A flat denial would be something along the lines of “AT&T has no objection to the Google Voice apps that have been removed from the App Store, and we welcome Apple to reconsider its decision.”