In the wake of an FTC investigation, Apple decided yesterday to loosen its restrictions on iOS app development and published full guidelines about applications submitted for review in the App Store.

These guidelines aim at helping developers understand how Apple reviews applications. To quote Apple, “we hope it will make us more transparent and help our developers create even more successful apps for the App Store.”

Well, speaking of transparency, can someone at Apple explain to me why Apple’s iMovie application for iPhone violates their own guidelines?

Section 2.10 from the guidelines says the following:

iPhone apps must also run on iPad without modification, at iPhone resolution, and at 2X iPhone 3GS resolution.

Last time I checked (5 minutes ago), you weren’t even able to install iMovie on the iPad. So what’s up, Apple?

[Thanks Bert for the tip]