I atrributed it more to them wanting to be sure you had a lawyer and lots of money incase they decided to shut you down so it wouldn't look so bad. They are very picky what you can make. (they didnt like my external harddrive idea)
I also made an attempt to obtain a MCHP Apple dev kit. In all fairness to MCHP its not their fault how extraordinary the pain in the butt was. It was Apples hoops to jump threw. They required you to have a lawyer , fully document what you would develop and much more. The Google ADK is the perfect response to the experiance I think we both shared, trying to deal with apple. Great article.