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  • Dev Team has been bought out - immediate withdrawl from the iPhone community
    posted on the iphone-dev.org site:

    iPhone DevTeam PRESS RELEASE

    The "DevTeam" would like to announce the immediate withdrawal from the iPhone development arena.

    It was anticipated that the DevTeam would be releasing a tool for the iPhone sometime this week, unfortunately it has been decided to withdraw all development activities on this tool.

    Criticism of the validity of the tool has been reported in the press and certain actions were taken to prevent the release of the tool on the 30th March.

    Due to these actions, certain developers ceased their work immediately, with others reconsidering their position.

    On Monday the 31st of March the DevTeam was approached by an unnamed party to sell all of thei intellectual property and related applications.

    After much consideration the offer was accepted and work has ceased.

    The name of the company that has made this offer is private, and the details of the deal are confidential.

    Our only comment is that Pwnage Tool and other such applications will not be seen outside of the lab.

    We would like to thank our users for their support over the last 10 months.



    Anybody get tomorrow's date?

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Dev Team has been bought out - immediate withdrawl from the iPhone community started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 280 Comments
    1. iphonejeff's Avatar
      iphonejeff -
      omg im gonna kill myself!
    1. saint431's Avatar
      saint431 -
      this complete bull. if they didnt put videos of the program on youtube and just kept it hidden it wouldn't have been bought and we could all have this for free. now we have to wait for retail.

      .......gentlemen the dream is now officially dead
      last thought UP YOURS APPLE!
    1. freshiem's Avatar
      freshiem -
      Isnt the dev team sponsered by us who donate? how can they sell a technology that the users of the community helped foot the bill for? that being said this PWN tool looked hype and would be devastating to apple...so who knows...this doenst seem that unlikely does it?
    1. brando88's Avatar
      brando88 -
      omg noooesssssss, me too iphonejeff!
    1. Chase817's Avatar
      Chase817 -
      omg! this sucks. :'( WHY?!?!?!?!?!?
    1. b-ballstyle's Avatar
      b-ballstyle -
      I hope this is a joke and it will be release!!
    1. Deluxa's Avatar
      Deluxa -
      If this isn't an April Fool's joke, I will kill them.
    1. D3VIL™'s Avatar
      D3VIL™ -
      I pooped a little
    1. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
      Bernie-Mac -
      Quote Originally Posted by Deluxa View Post
      If this isn't an April Fool's joke, I will kill them.
      lmao, seriously. The more i think about it the more i freak out at the thought it could be true
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by Deluxa View Post
      If this isn't an April Fool's joke, I will kill them.
      i totally agree, the donations of this community support this software, not outside investors, OR APPLES SECRET HENCHMEN WHO KNEW THIS TOOL WOULD ELIMINAT THE WORRY OF UPDATING/RESTORING. sellouts!
    1. cranie's Avatar
      cranie -
      Dev Team is owned by no one. You all should know they would never sell out to the man
    1. Kevin87's Avatar
      Kevin87 -
      This better be a prank. I trust the dev-team though and know that they would not just through that up on the site and thats it. We would get a better explanation. Without them, the dev on the iphone is in a little trouble.
    1. huntor's Avatar
      huntor -
      that'd be a retarded joke if it was an april fools joke.

      sadly, this sounds like something apple would do.
      buy out all the good hackers so they won't have such a big problem with all the unlocked iphones.
    1. medafor's Avatar
      medafor -
      if they got bought out that is good news for them. some company could have gave them a quarter mil or something(cough, cough apple). i wouldnt get my hopes up that this is an april fools joke, but possible. i dont see a big company taking such a risk with the legalities behind such a program. if they did get bought out it was by Apple.
    1. gavko's Avatar
      gavko -
      oh come on people dont tell me any of you really believe it... dont be silly...
    1. kriffer's Avatar
      kriffer -
      im with the guy who just pooped
    1. Safari's Avatar
      Safari -
      Ya'll are shittin' me, right??
    1. Tomer's Avatar
      Tomer -
      it was fun while it lasted.

      i hope april fool is not the cause for that joke cuz its not funny!
    1. imode's Avatar
      imode -
      Quote Originally Posted by brando087 View Post
      i really doubt they would accept any offers..
      Hmmm, I'm 98% convinced it's an April Fool's joke.

      For fun, let's assume it's real. Suppose a large computer company ... offered you $2m to disappear would you do it? I would . If this is true and not an April 1 joke then it would make sense. Pwnage essentially would allow anyone to install firmware 1.2/2.0 unlocked before it's even released to the public. It may even encourage more people to purchase iPhones for the purpose of unlocking.

      If I manufactured a product that was immensely popular and then someone comes along with a bit of software that could end up costing me millions in lost revenue potential, I would definitely offer them a boat load of cash to go away.
    1. robbpell's Avatar
      robbpell -
      WHAT DAMN SELL OUTS sry had caps lock on but im mad i cant belive the devs would sell out like that this better be an april fools joke