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Thread: Crack Down on Cracked Apps
09-30-2008, 05:26 PM #21
guess i gotta remove all my cracked apps rofl
09-30-2008, 05:31 PM #22
09-30-2008, 05:33 PM #23
If an app looks like junk, don't buy it, simple. Wait a while, see what the reviews end up being, and perhaps look at it again in the future. If there's still any question, either find a free alternative (Cydia/Installer), or suck it up and go without. If it looks good, shell out the few dollars to give the bloody dev a pat on the back, and use the app.
There are a few "expensive" apps in the appstore (if you can even call $10 "Expensive") that I didn't buy when they first came out because I wasn't sure if they were quality or not. I waited for some quality (non childish) reviews to trickle in and made a decision then, I didn't run off and pirate the app right away because I was in some way trying to justify in some strange way that I shouldn't need to pay because the app "might" suck.
Personally, I hope Apple continues cracking down. I'd like the appstore to actually still have some developers around in a year or two developing applications. If piracy runs rampant there will be allot who will simply throw up their hands and give up on the platform since if 50% of their installations are pirated and they're only making pennies per actual legitimate sale (assuming a 99c app) it's probably not worth their time. Huge piracy numbers are more tolerable when your making $20, $40, $60 for a software package, but devs aren't going to waste their time given the appstore pricing structure if there's little to no ROI.
Last edited by oshawapilot; 09-30-2008 at 05:37 PM.
09-30-2008, 06:08 PM #24
Bah, there's still a bunch of websites and forums out there. Knock one down another will spring up shortly. piracy Is a never ending battle.
09-30-2008, 06:11 PM #25
i dont know about itunes picking up cracked apps but if you have registered with itunes when they didn't require a creditcard then how are they going to charge you with the credit card they dont have? but i do have a feeling they will find a way to detect our crackkd apps but we will also find a way to bypass. good thing that the monkey's ball is still up!!
Last edited by PStuLovesCrackk; 09-30-2008 at 06:17 PM.
09-30-2008, 06:12 PM #26
09-30-2008, 06:45 PM #27
couldnt apple be sued for charging for stuff we have on our phones we didnt pay for? I know the person having the "apps" on their phone is illegal, but wouldnt it be illegal for apple to violate your privacy and "check" your iphone?
09-30-2008, 07:32 PM #28
Piracy of app store apps is going to be hard to stop just like regular apps. Take one site down another pops up.
For app store my stance on cracked apps is kinda in between. If you just want to run the apps and never pay for it then it's wrong but if you are just evaluating and then will purchase I don't see a prob with that.
09-30-2008, 07:50 PM #29
09-30-2008, 08:25 PM #30
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09-30-2008, 08:35 PM #31
09-30-2008, 10:39 PM #32
Why are you people even concerned about cracked apps? Just pay for what you want - it truly is akin to stealing (I will try to use words you can understand). If you want to crack apps, find another way to do it and I hope the cracked sites may have deposited a few viruses your way - much the same way it can happen of you interact with prostitutes! SORRY - all of this usage of cracked apps transfers the real reasons we jailbreak - it is for some freedom to modmyi(phone) and experience what other developers offer us through Cydia - NOT TO STEAL!!!!!!!!!!
09-30-2008, 10:44 PM #33
oh geez, thank god torrenting lol
i hope my monkey site doesn't go down i live by that site, i don't think apple can charge you for cracked apps,
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09-30-2008, 10:49 PM #34
Oh, and quote me again while you continue to steal and justify your actions - you, sir, are an idiot!
AND I would buy Ferraris all day if they were 0.99 but I am NOT going to steal one because that is what I think the price should be - GET A CLUE!
Last edited by mbaharvard; 09-30-2008 at 10:56 PM.
09-30-2008, 11:07 PM #35
Personally, if I download a c-app and like it. I delete it and buy it from the appstore and then I know that I didn't just throw out $1-10 for nothing.
09-30-2008, 11:14 PM #36
BTW, ever driven a Ferrari? They are crap to drive....So your argument is null, I prefer BMW, which I drive, and I did not steal one before I brought it back to the dealership and decided to buy it. The system in place is download the app and pay for it - until that is changed, you are stealing!
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09-30-2008, 11:23 PM #37
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09-30-2008, 11:30 PM #38
09-30-2008, 11:47 PM #39
Also I don't mean to "steal", when I really don't because like I said if I like the app or find a use for it, I simple buy it and if not I don't and delete it. And I'm not trying to make it seem like c-apps are okay or anything. I just don't like throwing away money at this point in time. If they offered demos then I wouldn't even think about the other apps and would try and buy/not buy.
And about apple changing their system, I wouldn't upgrade to the next iTunes or firmware if c-apps weren't still there. (Maybe if there's a big update)
About the Ferrari, no I've never driven one and probably never will but I know they're expensive.
Don't mean to offend anyone.
09-30-2008, 11:56 PM #40
Ferrari's are expensive and so are the ramifications of all the cracked app stealing. Just because we decide a cracked app is OK to use for a short amount of time - and I believe your intentions are good - there are many others just happy to use a cracked app and never pay. Maybe one day, Apple will change their app-store policy, but until then, we do have to play their game - AFTER ALL WE ALL HAVE IPHONES (from Apple). And thank you, no offense taken and, likewise, I hope.
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