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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. jimmybino's Avatar
      jimmybino -
      If This Aint An April Fools Joke..then These Guys Are The Biggest 'joke' (dev-team)...i Mean What Happened To Being All For Making Our Iphones All They Can Be!!!! Giving Us The Right To Do What We Wanted To Do With Them...they Been Pioneering And Championing That Since Day One...and Then To ****** Sell Out...this Is The Biggest Load Of Crap I Ever Heard....come On I Though These Guys Were True Pioneers Giving People All The Tools And Hacks To Make This Iphone Journey All It Could Be.....this Is Such A Blow To Me I Cant Even Really Express It Right On Here...come On Guy's Get Ur Heads Out Ur Asses...stop The ********....and Let's Get Back To Being A Community Again...selling Out For Money...i Fail To See That Anyone With The Skills That These Guy's Have That It Would Be Hard To Get Money On Other Non Iphone Projects....this Is Truely A Sad And ****** Up Day For Us All!!!!!!!
    1. seann33uk's Avatar
      seann33uk -
      UPDATE BOTTOM OF PAGE SAYS wiki | x | x
      wiki goes to http://wikee.iphwn.org/
      BOTH x's go to iphone-dev.org/#
      SO I was right YAY
      they were building a new site
    1. oscar25's Avatar
      oscar25 -
      Man some of you people are ungrateful asses. Who are you/we to say anything about what the dev-team does or doesn't do. Even is this was true who cares. If you're so pissed off that they would sell out then go figure out how to do this hacking stuff yourself.

      Quote Originally Posted by jimmybino View Post
      If This Aint An April Fools Joke..then These Guys Are The Biggest 'joke' (dev-team)...i Mean What Happened To Being All For Making Our Iphones All They Can Be!!!! Giving Us The Right To Do What We Wanted To Do With Them...they Been Pioneering And Championing That Since Day One...and Then To ****** Sell Out...this Is The Biggest Load Of Crap I Ever Heard....come On I Though These Guys Were True Pioneers Giving People All The Tools And Hacks To Make This Iphone Journey All It Could Be.....this Is Such A Blow To Me I Cant Even Really Express It Right On Here...come On Guy's Get Ur Heads Out Ur Asses...stop The ********....and Let's Get Back To Being A Community Again...selling Out For Money...i Fail To See That Anyone With The Skills That These Guy's Have That It Would Be Hard To Get Money On Other Non Iphone Projects....this Is Truely A Sad And ****** Up Day For Us All!!!!!!!
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      The best thing that could happen to the Dev team is to get bought up, preferably by Apple. Donations are nice but if they get a nice lump sum of money for their work they would be crazy not to take it.

      Quote Originally Posted by jimmybino View Post
      If This Aint An April Fools Joke..then These Guys Are The Biggest 'joke' (dev-team)...i Mean What Happened To Being All For Making Our Iphones All They Can Be!!!! Giving Us The Right To Do What We Wanted To Do With Them...they Been Pioneering And Championing That Since Day One...and Then To ****** Sell Out...this Is The Biggest Load Of Crap I Ever Heard....come On I Though These Guys Were True Pioneers Giving People All The Tools And Hacks To Make This Iphone Journey All It Could Be.....this Is Such A Blow To Me I Cant Even Really Express It Right On Here...come On Guy's Get Ur Heads Out Ur Asses...stop The ********....and Let's Get Back To Being A Community Again...selling Out For Money...i Fail To See That Anyone With The Skills That These Guy's Have That It Would Be Hard To Get Money On Other Non Iphone Projects....this Is Truely A Sad And ****** Up Day For Us All!!!!!!!
      This is the best fake-post I've seen today. If it isn't a fakepost then you are better using the shift key than me.
    1. spongebobiwan's Avatar
      spongebobiwan -
      OMG! I'm rollin' on the floor here still.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Why is it that the NOOBS around here with less than 10 posts are the ones that are jumping all over the DEV TEAM?! They are the ones with the least valued opinion around here and making it seem like the DEV TEAM owes them something! This whole controversy was meant to be all in good fun and so many of you people are throwing around pretty hard words and criticism. A few of the member's FIRST POSTS on this thread are really offensive to me and those of us who support these guys and all their hard work and effort.
    1. aamodr's Avatar
      aamodr -
      happy april fools day
    1. pyro3rg's Avatar
      pyro3rg -
      BASTARD! thats not funny!!!!
    1. loveanh's Avatar
      loveanh -
      Even if it's true I can't blame them, everyone has responsibilities. They have bills and a family to think about.
    1. morphiusrt's Avatar
      morphiusrt -
      Quote Originally Posted by loveanh View Post
      Even if it's true I can't blame them, everyone has responsibilities. They have bills and a family to think about.
      agreed if you didn't donate than you can't complain if they sell out, its like complaining about the president and not voting
    1. jayson9's Avatar
      jayson9 -
      The only thing better than this prank, would be the one that Jobs was secretly writing code for the Devs! Hmmmmmm....... any takers?

      Show us the love dev team, show us the love!
    1. Neo0019's Avatar
      Neo0019 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Why is it that the NOOBS around here with less than 10 posts are the ones that are jumping all over the DEV TEAM?! They are the ones with the least valued opinion around here and making it seem like the DEV TEAM owes them something! This whole controversy was meant to be all in good fun and so many of you people are throwing around pretty hard words and criticism. A few of the member's FIRST POSTS on this thread are really offensive to me and those of us who support these guys and all their hard work and effort.
      How about all the ones that pay money so they can fool around with one of the hottes items on the market, I understand, and don't really care about them, closing shop but how about giving me back the 60.00 bucks I gave them for the development of PWN** BS, and plus if they were not going to lauch iphone 1.2b so Dev like me and around the World could used it to test their code on the real thing not the BS simulator apple gave us.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      It's not even official that they've closed shop. They're web site is back up and running. It's great you donated some money. You have most likely been using an unlocked or jailbroken phone for a while now too which is all b/c of them. So even it is true they are gone, your money was well spent since it's not just Pwnage they are responsible for. They are the whole reason this iPhone community exists! They could have kept their tools and code secret and not shared it all FOR FREE!! They could have charged money for their intellectual property but they have yet to do so.

      And if you really want 1.2 to test your apps why don't you join their IRC channel and persude them as to why you are so special that you deserve the privilege of having it before the public. Would you rather see them risk getting thrown in jail by releasing this?
    1. Linux4me's Avatar
      Linux4me -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Why is it that the NOOBS around here with less than 10 posts are the ones that are jumping all over the DEV TEAM?! They are the ones with the least valued opinion around here and making it seem like the DEV TEAM owes them something! This whole controversy was meant to be all in good fun and so many of you people are throwing around pretty hard words and criticism. A few of the member's FIRST POSTS on this thread are really offensive to me and those of us who support these guys and all their hard work and effort.
      You know the hacker creed or even why a hacker does what he does. If you want the hackers creed I can sure tell you it and here it goes. Remember there are a few out there but the one hackers can a agree on is this
      "Hackers should do no harm and should not benefit *financially* from his or her hacking A nice common principle was that information should be free."
      But as for Dev Team went the route they said if it was true would totally be against what they are doing. So if it was true it would be alright to call them a sell out and whatever else people called them.

      *But its not true it was a joke so theres no reason to get butt hurt over it. This teaches some of you to have more support for your hackers and remember we have a sense of humor. Also we dont like are ideas to be consider hoax after all the hard work we put into things"

      iPhone Dev Team keep up the great work you have done alot for the iPhone Steve Jobs should send you some money since you guys have set the phone free and increase sales and have proven to be smarter than the ones that made it.
    1. darkrom's Avatar
      darkrom -
      What bugs me is that I realize it will probably come out tomorrow and the reason tis not out today is for a joke...funny though
    1. zsuns's Avatar
      zsuns -
      hah everyone thought it was real but in the post it says "anyone check tommarows date?" haha pretty good
    1. blacksti's Avatar
      blacksti -
      OMG if it is that would b soo scary my dad thinks the got sewed
    1. luqven's Avatar
      luqven -
      Really hope this is just a prank.
    1. JAG2621's Avatar
      JAG2621 -
      Wow!. The dev team soldout? Was it legal reasons or the money? It is just sad that all that work is down the drain and someone else will have to start all over. It sounds like apple is behind this.
    1. teamrev's Avatar
      teamrev -
      Come on lets be real people. These people owe us nothing. They, like us, like to have fun and have made their hobby of hacking fun for all of us. We are just lucky that they share what they do. I donated because I am gratefull for being able to have a great phone that I didn't have to sign a two year contract agreement to get.
      So great April Fools Joke!

      And to all of you that have posted such negative comments....."LIGHTEN UP FRANCIS"