Can Apple hold its own against others?
Former Apple executive, Phillip Shoemaker, who oversaw the company's app approval process, says he's concerned about the firm competing with developers, this according to Bloomberg.
Business Insider reports his comments come as Apple is increasingly focused on creating its own services, some of which compete with offerings from third-party app makers.
Also, Apple and other tech companies face increasing scrutiny from politicians and government regulators because of their vast power and influence.
Shoemaker worries that the iPhone maker's increased focus on developing its own services could lead to a conflict between the firm and its massive stable of third-party app developers.