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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.

    ENDS
    Bummer.

    http://iphone-dev.org/











    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. jjasinski's Avatar
      jjasinski -
      thanks,

      this is crazy, im downloading like 30kb/s
    1. Ximpostrxx's Avatar
      Ximpostrxx -
      lmao it was a good joke!!! hahaha
    1. matt.superman's Avatar
      matt.superman -
      HAHAHA good joke cause i was not laughing, just crying.
    1. alexskiing's Avatar
      alexskiing -
      Ok, the status on the iphone 2.0 firmware:
      It is ligit, BUT does not get passed activation unless you have been selected as one of the few *true* developers.

      I have NOT tested the Touch yet
    1. jjasinski's Avatar
      jjasinski -
      so basically we just need to pray that this is an april fools joke, and pwnage is being released tomorrow

      Quote Originally Posted by alexskiing View Post
      Ok, the status on the iphone 2.0 firmware:
      It is ligit, BUT does not get passed activation unless you have been selected as one of the few *true* developers.

      I have NOT tested the Touch yet
      were you able to downgrade back to 1.1.4?
    1. alexskiing's Avatar
      alexskiing -
      I am getting errors downgrading, i will continue in the morning. I will be on AIM for a bit longer. My aim is alexskiing32 if you have any questions
    1. DirtyDan's Avatar
      DirtyDan -
      Duh it's a joke.

      You can tell not only by the story, but just by looking at the link "http://iphone-dev.org/" they just removed the site and put that up? Not likely, unless it's a joke... which it is!
    1. HaiLong's Avatar
      HaiLong -
      lol ownd.
    1. H0CKEY's Avatar
      H0CKEY -
      i call B.S. on this Dev Teams story......maybe their the notorious WAB from the early days of the sony PSP downgrader, ISO launcher ......hahahaa...i bet his user name is yoshihiro

      APRIL FOOLZ
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by pokekid View Post
      the loch ness monster just wanted bout 3.50 =]
      Lol, glad somebody got it
    1. wahkiz's Avatar
      wahkiz -
      zz.. they wont get sold out just like that.
    1. mustang50187's Avatar
      mustang50187 -
      Like they say everyone has there price. As far as the Dev Team goes they did great but they are just a bunch of sell outs. As far as a joke I don't think so these people been talking about leaving the iPhone scene for a while.
    1. alexskiing's Avatar
      alexskiing -
      just so everyone knows, i have heard that they will be off till the second, so dont panic if they are not back up on the first.
    1. julianqm2's Avatar
      julianqm2 -
      its all BullSh*t.... please say its bullsh*t
    1. mustang50187's Avatar
      mustang50187 -
      I stand corrected from what i have seen one other blogs the more reliable ones its just a joke. They will be back up on April 2nd. according to the engadet blog it was just a joke
    1. MattMac's Avatar
      MattMac -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustang50187 View Post
      I stand corrected from what i have seen one other blogs the more reliable ones its just a joke. They will be back up on April 2nd. according to the engadet blog it was just a joke
      So why have they shut down?
    1. echo's Avatar
      echo -
      I find it quite troubling that so many people that would not have a jailbroken/unlocked iPhone/Touch are so quick to curse the Dev Team and call them sell-outs without really knowing the truth or taking a moment to think. Even if it were true and they were offered a pile of money for their intellectual property, I say good for them. They have proved themselves to be honourable, kept their word, and have worked for the benefit of the iPhone community.

      All you witch-hunters/burners out there, tell me that you would turn down a large monetary offer for work that you have been doing for the past year (for free) so quickly? I bet most of you would take the deal. So much for notions like "trust" and "loyalty". Whatever the outcome, thanks Dev Team for all the various version of Jailbreak, AnySIM, and soon for Pwnage.

      regards,
      e
    1. Absolute's Avatar
      Absolute -
      Im sure this is Aprils Fools joke!
    1. soulpilot's Avatar
      soulpilot -
      It looks like April Fool Prank ..........really a good one tough !!!!
    1. mustang50187's Avatar
      mustang50187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by matt4iphones View Post
      So why have they shut down?
      That I dont know all it said was at the bottom was a update and said they were shutting down for the day. And be back up on the 2nd I figuire as a joke and maybe to see what people are saying.