Frank had recently wrote a iPhone boycott that he imposed on himself due to his disappointment with App Store problems.
I haven't sought Phil's explicit permission to republish the letter, so I won't do so here. But to summarize, he said: "we're listening to your feedback". Not all of my suggested solutions were viable, he said, but they were taking it all in as they continue to evolve the app store.
He went on to say that the rumors of widespread e-book app rejection I'd heard were false - that specifically one e-book app had been rejected because it facilitated iPhone-to-iPhone sharing of (potentially copyrighted) books. But that otherwise, there was no sweeping ban on e-book readers.
First, I breathed a sigh of relief that this was such a courteous, polite, and reassuring email. Second, I wondered where this left me in terms of my self-imposed boycott.