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Fake Apple Apps Appear in Google Play Store

Have you seen any Apple apps in the Google Play Store lately? Yup, you're right – they are 100% fake. You're not seeing a glitch, and you're certainly not seeing genuine Apple apps available in the Google Play Store. Read on to see why these are showing up.

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PhoneArena was the first to report that six apps that claim to be signed by Apple Inc. have made their way into the Android App Store and were available for download for the same price as the legit apps in the real Apple App Store. The apps listed in the store were: Garage Band, iPhoto, iMovie, Keynote, Numbers and Pages.

What immediately drew attention was the incorrect spelling of the Garageband app (correctly spelled "Garageband" not "Garage Band"), which is clearly a mistake that Apple would not make if they had submitted their own native apps to the Google Play store in the first place.

My first thought was, "Is Apple trying to market their native apps in the Google Play store? Hell, no! So the question remains, how did these fake Apple apps get into the Android store?

Interesting to note: Google and Microsoft continuously open fire on Apple due to their notoriously strict app submission guidelines. However, they should be taking a long hard look in the mirror, because obviously there is a serious lack of control in Google's app store. They have allowed these apps to hit their prized Android app store despite the search giant's heavily publicized efforts to make its store the most secure of all.

In other words, they failed.

If you have downloaded the aforementioned "Apple" apps, we have bad news for you: you’ve wasted your money, and you may have downloaded malware, so you’d better start erasing them before anything else happens to your devices

Also, you'll be glad to know that Google has since pulled the apps from the Google Play store.

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