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iPad Concerns Make Apple Suddenly Care About Developers

Apple just released a thorough survey to current app developers, showing it now actually cares about its relationships - - and considers the app-enabled Kindle an actual threat.

Let's do a quick history recap. Last February, dozens of Apple app developers took to the forums to complain about several app development issues:

Apple refused to publicly address any of these concerns. Based on my sources, only one issue, the hidden app judgment process, has been nipped in the bud - - now Apple app developers can get automatic updates by logging into a designated site.

Now, with the iPad's success unclear and Amazon courting Kindle app developers, Apple is looking to make nice with the creators of its 140,000-plus apps. Apple now realizes the Kindle is a legitimate threat.

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