It always matters if it's legal. The first thing they will do is go to their lawyers to find out. You can't bluff at this level. If it's legal, they can do it, if not, then they can't.It would be a very bad idea for Apple to take that concept into court. Right now, Apple has control. If it goes to court, and Apple loses, then Apple will have no control, and every bit of junk and malware will enter the system. Apple is too smart to take the risk.