I’ve been suspicious of Apple since the restrictive App Store first surfaced. I didn’t imagine quite how evil they’d actually turn out to be, though:

Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++, and Objective-C may compile and directly link against the Documented APIs

In other words, fairly unambiguously, Apple will not brook any portable code to be developed for their platform. No MonoTouch. No Rhodes. Probably no Titanium or Scheme. Oh, and, of course, no Flash. In short, nothing that might have a hope of getting ported to a rival platform.

Running scared, or just evil? I’ll go with both. Apple apologists will no doubt find a justification. I look forward to watching the gymnastics.