Is Microsoft Courting iPhone App Developers for Zune HD?

John Gruber of Daring Fireball is reporting that one iPhone/iPod Touch app developer says he was offered “a bucket of money” to port his iPhone app to the Zune platform. Sounds like Microsoft is sniffing some signs of weakness in the Apple behemoth and going for broke if it is true.

That only makes sense if all of the very positive sounds we’re hearing about the Zune HD prove to be the case when it is released in September. Microsoft has already hit Apple where it hurts on the pricing scheme by dropping the price way below the iPod Touch.