I think I read somewhere that Apple decided that they won't fire him, instead as a punishment he would be relocated to Apple's office in Vietnam.
I was right - see http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/12/fourth-generation-iphone-teardown-reveals-a4-microprocessor/
It is the A4 processor.
heh... sorry, i guess it's a case of "seeing what I was expecting to see". On second thought, I'm not so sure... while it looks similar with this "prototype" version of A4, it's also similar enough to the current iPhone processors, that one can't really be sure.
On the other hand.... do you think that Scroogle really gets more than 1000 searches per day?
By your own argument - would you characterize Flash as "open"? AFAIK the Flash compiler + the FLEX SDK is open-source.
This decision is nothing about technical reasons, Apple didn't ban CS5's Flash2iPhone exporter because it doesn't work..... but because it DOES.
If at first you don't succeed, you are running about average.