For those of you waiting for the inevitable release of the iOS 4.1 jailbreak tool GreenPois0n, we have an interesting article for you to read, which discusses another inevitable prospect after installing the jailbreak – piracy.
You may think that discussion of piracy in relation to jailbreaking is pretty ironic, since people still widely criticize those who opt for the now-legal jailbreak approach, but what about for those people who plan to install cracked apps from the App Store on their iPhone or iPod Touch?
We have recently heard via Twitter that the Chronic Dev-Team will not have the ability to block piracy on jailbroken devices, even if they would like to stop it. This means that when GreenPois0n is finally available, users are free to do whatever they like on the device.
This article by AppAdvice points out that applications such as ‘Installous’ allow users to install cracked apps on jailbroken devices, which will no doubt send an instant message to Apple that this kind of behaviour is happening on their precious App Store. It is interesting that they haven’t chosen to speak out once yet, on the SHAtter exploit and GreenPois0n jailbreak tool, but we have a feeling they might if the number of users downloading cracked apps increases.
The article over at AppAdvice also mentions how easy it would be for developers to unblock Installous and other similar applications, if such a situation arose after the release of GreenPois0n.
What are your thoughts on this? For those of you who actively support the jailbreak scene, do you think it is acceptable to use cracked apps from the App Store?