That's like Sarah Palin saying "I can see Russia from my house!" (see the Youtube link for the SNL video snip).
Via BetaNews, an Apple spokesperson said
Ain't that sweet? Well, you know what - if you really love your customers (which you CLEARLY don't), then why not do something kind for them instead of bricking your wall to a lousy operator in the countries the iPhone is sold, build a genuine interface and not copy Creative, and get a life? I'm sure you'll get tons of praises then.
Sorry guys, but I just don't seem to approve of Apple's actions.