- Is there a big enough reason to motivate them to do so?
- If given a "legitimate" justification, would they?
If either of those are "yes" then the question we need to know is: "Is there any appeal, oversight, etc?"
With these emails they could trivially, and surgically, cut off a developer from every customer. It is a one-to-many action that also has no obvious other side effects (unlike bricking users phones).
Not sure where I stand with this, but wanting to point out that the added powers this gives Apple are very real and different from the ones they had before (again, maybe this is a good thing, but it’s undeniable that it is a different thing).