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    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. HarlemState's Avatar
      HarlemState -
      u think dev is the only team out???lol
    1. Rocketerz's Avatar
      Rocketerz -
      April Fools or Apple..
    1. amigamig's Avatar
      amigamig -
      Rly Can it be true ? ?
      icant imagine, imba dev is gone ?
      its all that !@#$in apple fault -.-
    1. harryding's Avatar
      harryding -
      weak sauce

      hopefully they are just f'in with us, we will see tommrow
    1. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
      Bernie-Mac -
      If this is not an april fools joke i would like someone to ask them how it feels to be hated by an entire community of iphone hackers
    1. iraethan's Avatar
      iraethan -
      it all sounds a bit fishy to me...

      if this was an 'April Fools' joke it seems like quite an idiotic move on their part. what with iplus and iliberty teaming up to produce an amazing unlock and jailbreak tool. and pesky zibri releasing an updated version of his unlock tool this week as well. it makes no business sense that on the eve of the most talked about DevTeam release, it would be sabotaged by the very people releasing it.

      on the other hand, maybe the 'April Fools' rumors are true to an extent. Maybe the DevTeam did sell out. maybe they sold out to the likes of Apple, or an Apple partner hoping to brick unlocked iphones. maybe pwnage will come out tomorrow with the DevTeam claiming it was all a joke. but maybe its not the DevTeam at all, but the company they sold out too.

      regardless of what happens tomorrow or in the days to come, i will not be pwning my phone for a long time to come, if ever. i am more than happy where i'm at, and because of this latest development i would urge other iphone users to be careful. it seems as though darkness lies ahead. if the iphone can be pwned so easily, who's to say it can't be wormed too or hit with any number of viruses.

      paranoid or cautious, you decide...

    1. peeInMyPantz's Avatar
      peeInMyPantz -
      sadly.. you are all wrong...
      steve jobs saw the last few second of the video and fell in love with his own image... so he bought over the whole team to work on his potraits full time
    1. Chase817's Avatar
      Chase817 -
      Quote Originally Posted by peeInMyPantz View Post
      sadly.. you are all wrong...
      steve jobs saw the last few second of the video and fell in love with his own image... so he bought over the whole team to work on his potraits full time
    1. gavko's Avatar
      gavko -
      oh come on ppl. really dont be ridiculous. its one great april joke.deffo good one if you laughing at some ppl reactions as i do lol.what do you think? what is so big different about it and many other unlock/jb/activate programs/methods??? use brains little. and some ppl talking about milions? please... u cant be serious... (and of course no disrespect to dev team. indeed big respect to them...)
    1. happynation's Avatar
      happynation -
      I do really hope it was april's fool. If not, i can only wish teh dev team the best. after all, these groups of dedicated brains allowed us (and that means millions) to enjoy the iphone and ignited a competition that lead to all the other applications jailbreaking and unlocking the iphone. best of luck guys.
    1. nkgneto's Avatar
      nkgneto -
      So who got PWEND then?...LOL..let's hope it's an April fools joke.
    1. ddfilms's Avatar
      ddfilms -
      if it is true at least we still have iplus&iliberty as well as the ever availiable Ziphone. only time will tell.
    1. A_SWELLGUY's Avatar
      A_SWELLGUY -
      Sold out?
    1. pingwhen's Avatar
      pingwhen -
      I love u devs even if u scare the **** out of me
    1. bbplayer5's Avatar
      bbplayer5 -
      April fools joke.
    1. domenicp's Avatar
      domenicp -
      Something sounded strange when they announced a delay in the release of the tool. But we know they've fought internally about selling the product of their efforts before. Some parted ways with the dev team over this kind of stuff. For those that donated, it is a hard pill to swallow. Assuming the tool is real, you would think it should be possible for others to figure it out.
    1. eddie817's Avatar
      eddie817 -
      Wow, dats just great! Wer all waiting for pwnage and then they say, never mind! Damn, wat about all da donation money?!?! Theyll just go get some drinks?
      wow, so dissapointing...
    1. iPhonedme's Avatar
      iPhonedme -
      Engadget and TUAW just broke the story that it is indeed an April Fools Joke....

      Gotta love the Dev-team.

      Happy April Fools Day!
    1. pcuserforever's Avatar
      pcuserforever -
      thank god for capitalism. i hope the dev team can retire. they have done us all a good turn and "when the bough breaks". they need to understand that they will eventually be one upped!
      but on the same token, apple is paying them alot of $$$$$$. thank you for all of your work and good luck!

      we'll be back.............
    1. dito0020's Avatar
      dito0020 -

      Check this out:


      "Don’t get too worried because many (including PWNMyiPhone) belive this to be an April Fool’s day prank, as many of the members of the Dev Team are from Germany and Russia where it is already April 1st. I honestly hope it’s just a joke.

      It’s been confirmed that it’s just a joke. Erica Sadun of TUAW has confirmed it and she is pretty close to the Dev Team.

      Interestingly enought the “pwnage video” is still up here.

      And if you go to http://xs1.iphwn.org/video_assets/index.html you get a pretty interesting message! These guys think of everything! Check it out for yourself.

      Quick Note: The url http://iphwn.org/ also points to the Dev Team Press Release!"

      -Source: http://www.pwnmyiphone.com