Authenticity, App Store Paid Apps

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by flatlandy, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. flatlandy macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering what types of measures have been disclosed about the prevention of pirated apps that cost money. I personally believe that if an application was made well and it is not outrageously priced, then the developer deserves his/her money. However, I am sure that this type of this is on peoples minds.

    Do you think that this is the type of thing that will exist in the jailbreaking community?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I think that with the advent of the App Store, the jailbreaking community will consist of apps that Apple rejects due to content or features. I doubt that there will be much piracy of paid apps.
     
  3. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with you. If you use it, the right thing to do is pay for it.

    What I AM wondering though, is if I buy an App under my user account that I use for iTunes, will I also be able to load the App onto my wife's iPhone (like in iTunes), or will I have to purchase a 2nd copy.
     
  4. flatlandy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats exactly what I was thinking scooterman. I am also curious how such things as replacing your iphone will be handled. Im thinking that maybe apps will registered to your itunes account, or specific Iphone or something.

    Looking at the phone application market now, there is a lot of piracy for programs/games. Granted, this is a completely different animal compared to how normal cell phones deliver apps. I think there will be a small demand from that crowd for pirated apps, but I think it all depends on how the pricing is laid out and how restrictive apple is over content.
     
  5. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    more than likely everything transaction and record wise will be handled through iTunes, they've been doing music sales and gift cards and what not for a while, so Apps should be a fairly easy transition.
     

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