Several months after responding to an FCC probe on its decision to block the Google Voice web calling application from the iPhone store, Apple, Inc. reversed its policy against the use of voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) software on iPhones for the purpose of placing Internet calls on third-generation (3G) wireless networks, as an Apple spokesman announced the release of an updated software development kit for the iPhone that includes “the ability for developers to create VoIP apps that utilize other cellular networks.” Although iPhone users have been allowed to use VoIP software to place calls via Wi-Fi hot spots, the company told the FCC in its response to the Google Voice inquiry that its agreement with exclusive iPhone distributor AT&T barred Apple from enabling VoIP applications that utilize the AT&T network. In the months since the FCC’s inquiry, AT&T has undertaken various technology adjustments to enable iPhone VoIP applications to operate on the AT&T 3G network. Several providers of VoIP products and services have confirmed the approval of applications for use on the iPhone, and Skype has said it will apply for the addition of its popular web calling software to the iPhone store upon receipt of certain service and technical clarifications. Apple officials also indicated that software updates enabling the use of VoIP applications on the iPhone will also cover the Apple iTouch and the company’s newlyintroduced iPad. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski praised Apple’s decision as one “that will create new opportunities for entrepreneurs and provide more choices for consumers.”