While jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch does bring a plethora of new functionalities through various tweaks and apps, it does come with a negative (or positive depending on which side of the fence you're on) connotation, software piracy. Apptrackr, the most well-known cracked iOS apps download website is currently on Apple's crosshair, in an effort by the Cupertino company to stop software piracy on the iOS.
Through a blog post, creators of AppTrackr has unveiled that Apple is currently breathing down their necks, as the Cupertino company has been intensively checking the website for links and sending takedown notices for tons of content. In light of Apple's aggressive stance on piracy, AppTrackr is forced to take several measures as a countermeasure. First, they moved their servers to countries with lax copyright laws which consequently raised the cost of maintaining the website. Second, the website will now be implementing a CAPTCHA screen to outbound links which is supposed to prevent automated takedowns.
Whether you like it or not, there is no doubt that one of the main attractions of jailbreaking is that it enables a user to download a paid App Store application for basically nothing, which is of course equated to software piracy. It should be safe to say that this is one of the main reasons why some people jailbreak their device. For some people, this is a great way for them to try out an app before actually shelling out money in order to purchase them legitimately. After all, an app that's good enough to keep is certainly good enough to be purchased legally. But let's face it, not everyone who download cracked apps has such a noble stance on the matter.
There is no doubt that the issue of piracy is a rather very sensitive one and is always a subject for intense debates. So will this be the beginning of the end for app piracy in the iOS? Let us know what you think on the comment section! [via iJailbreak]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback