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GreenPois0n 4.1 Jailbreak: iPhone Piracy Concerns

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?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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