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Offline DaBees-Knees

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Rogue iPhone applications stores coming online
« on: March 07, 2009, 10:33:23 am »
http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2238020/rogue-iphone-applications

Not strictly p2p info I know, but I thought you might be interested

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Developers are setting up alternatives to Apple's App Store in an attempt to break the company's tight grip on what software can be used on its products. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a new applications site, Cydia Store, will open this weekend to sell applications for the iPhone without having to pay Apple its 30 per cent commission on sales. The store will allow downloads of application to iPhones that have been unlocked from authorised network providers. Cydia Store is being set up by Jay Freeman, a 27-year-old computer science doctoral student in Santa Barbara, after he invented an application called Cycorder that allows the iPhone to be used as a camcorder. Apple decided that the application was not suitable and banned it from the App Store. "The overworking goal is to provide choice," he says. "It's understandable that [Apple] wants to control things, but it has been very limiting for developers and users." Two other stores are reported to be in the pipeline. The first, Rock Your Phone, will give advice to iPhone users as to how to unlock their devices and run unauthroised applications. Another store will deal with applications at the adult end of the market. Apple is not taking this lying down however. Last month it filed a 27 page statement with the U.S. Copyright Office stating its case that software that unlocked iPhones is illegal under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

This is just to keep you informed.

Offline White Stripes

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Re: Rogue iPhone applications stores coming online
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009, 04:03:56 pm »
...informed not to buy apple products? ;)

Offline Daniel

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Re: Rogue iPhone applications stores coming online
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2009, 09:44:17 pm »
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Last month it filed a 27 page statement with the U.S. Copyright Office stating its case that software that unlocked iPhones is illegal under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
What good is that going to do? The developers aren't breaking any laws by creating the software; it will be on the customers who choose to unlock their iPhones. (Kind of like how P2P is only illegal if you choose to download certain things).
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Offline Lagerlout666

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Re: Rogue iPhone applications stores coming online
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 01:11:28 am »
It was only going to be time before this happened. the thing that has me about this, is that you have to get permission from apple before you can release your programme threw apple. So what if you have spent hours making something. to get some moron decided nah we dont like that and wont release it. Eventually you have a group of people who have made something and have no way of distributing it. I dont think we should be looking at this as a bad thing. I see this as a way for everyone to release some works. An although some may be bad. If a site can get a good reputation for good programs then this would be great. an if they where free then it would be even better and no wonder their are bad mouthed storys going about to scare monger people into not going to them
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Re: Rogue iPhone applications stores coming online
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 01:15:26 am »
Well you have to jailbreak your iphone/ipod for these... and since there is still not a way to jailbreak the ipod touch (2g), guess I won't be using these.
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