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01-14-2010, 05:03 PM #41
01-14-2010, 05:09 PM #42
who give a ****? People are going to bypass any protection (how many microsoft software was cracked within 24 hours of release?)
I've used cracked apps before (gasp!), but I did it to try out some apps to see if they're worth the money. A couple weren't, so I didn't buy them, but I ended up spending $30+ on the app store. I wouldn't have bought them if I couldn't have tried them out.
Reason why I don't use cracked apps isn't because I think its wrong. Its a pain in the ***. Same reason why I run 100% legit software on all my computers, because I don't have to worry about it auto updating and ******* me over.
01-14-2010, 05:29 PM #43
That is why Microsoft had an open beta for Windows 7. It gave users a cahnce to try it out before deciding if they wanted to get it. I think it was a great idea on their part.
There was already pirate versions of the alpha and pre-public beta in the wild but the public beta gave them a chance to try it out without hastle and with a PR boost.
01-14-2010, 06:00 PM #44
I understand that cracked apps are wrong but sometimes I feel that's it's needed when there is a app that I want to try to see if it will work for me before I pay$$$$ to see that it doesn't such as slingbox a 30.00 app that was crap for me so I'm glad I didn't for out the money to find out that it sucked but ever since I got my newest 3gs I haven't cracked any apps because I can really see how to effects devs
And what's up the smily faces i didn't put them in or swear or anything??!...
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01-14-2010, 06:01 PM #45
Personally, I purchase apps. However I would be lying if I said i have never downloaded an app without paying either.
The difference is, if I choose to TRY an app that I would normally have to pay for AND LIKE IT, I will go to the app store any BUY IT.
On the other hand I know that everyone out there has bought an app for .99 or for 1.99 and didnt like and thought to themself, "wow what a waste of money" I know I have.
That were I believe it is okay and apple should give the ability to TRY an app before they buy it. However that is not the cause so to have the option to be able to try an app should be available.
Its how you decide to use the tools that have been givin to you and what kind of morals you have.
Bottom line, I do not believe you should be stealing these APPS from DEVS, they work hard to make their products for us to use.
At the same time i do not believe in paying for an app that in the end I would not use and have it be a waste of money.
01-14-2010, 06:37 PM #46
you know there should a law against people that are liars,because most of us in here if not all have been stealing from apple from day one. when the first iphone came out. to sit in front of you computer and say that you have never install pirated apps and games on you mac or pc,or iphone is sad.i guess the world is a better place from the last time i check,and i checked about 15 minute before i left for mars.now i know this place is full of sisis that goes along with the most popular things that everybody else is saying that they dont steal pirated apps and games,well i'm man enough to say i have steal apps and music. is it a good thing to do no,but most of the stuff in the app store are garbage no one should pay for that kind of garbage.do i ever buy apps and software for my mac and pc yes,if they are good games and apps. lets face it the app store is full devs making garbage trying to get rich over night and if apple want people to stop stealing they shoud force them to make good apps and not the 1.99$ get rich apps that we all see on a daily basis in the app store. most of us here are not going to be fool by that whether or not you admitted.
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01-14-2010, 06:40 PM #47
Bottom line is, do you want to make money from your app? Then make one worth paying for.[/QUOTE]
You said it all in this one statement. You know if there were free trials, there would be so much less stealing going on. Of course you couldn't brag about your over 100,000 apps if 99% of them were never bought after their free trial was over. In my opinion most of the best apps are free all ready.
01-14-2010, 06:40 PM #48
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I jailbreak my phone but I don't pirate apps. I want the apps that I need and use to work no matter if I lose the jailbreak or not.
I know this reports puts a huge number on the revenue that was not received from stolen apps but I'll bet it doesn't factor in the "because I can" factor.
In other words, Some of these clowns might be downloading 1000 apps in a single click but if you plugged up that hole, (jailbreaking) what percentage of those people would buy the app in the first place? I suspect that the VAST majority of them have those apps just BECAUSE THEY CAN and not because they have any real need/use for them. If jailbreaking went away, they never would purchase any of the apps that they have pirated.
01-14-2010, 07:36 PM #49
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01-14-2010, 07:38 PM #50
If I can get it for free, I will. . . . end of story.
01-14-2010, 08:04 PM #51
keep the pirates alive!!
there gona spends millions and millions to TRY and stop
give up apple
If I can get it for free, I will. . . . end of story.
that about sums it up
01-14-2010, 09:32 PM #52
I admit that I have downloaded a few cracked apps. I got doodlejump cracked but after playing it for 10 seconds I bought it from the AppStore. The iPhone web browser that I'm using to post this (perfect browser) is one of the VERY FEW apps that I have pirated. And the only reason I did was to see if it was even worth the money as so many browsers are not. A day or two more testing and I will probably buy it. But blocking the repo won't help. People can still download it online and use mobile terminal to install the app which shall not be named.
01-14-2010, 09:43 PM #53
Blocking the repo would discourage it though to the causal pirates though.
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01-14-2010, 10:01 PM #54
Good point. It would help some.
01-14-2010, 10:48 PM #55
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01-15-2010, 01:51 AM #58
I've actually bought more apps since I started to get them from pirated sources. For me it's more of a trial. Before it was hit or miss, with far more misses with just the app store. I'm not going to buy an app if I have no idea if it's worth even a buck. Since I've used pirated apps, I've bought dozens of apps, most more than five bucks. If ********** was to disappear I doubt I'd buy any more for fear of getting hosed with a crappy app.
01-15-2010, 05:57 AM #59
01-15-2010, 07:20 AM #60
I only jailbreak to customize my theme..