iOS 6 Illegal Downloads

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by harrisonw1998, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. harrisonw1998 macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2011

    I'm a developer and have a friend who isn't. He downloaded iOS 6 from one of those websites where you pay $10 and give them your UDID, I keep telling him it's illegal and he won't believe me. Do you agree with me? No NDA, not from his own Dev account.......

  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    It is not illegal. It is just against the Terms of Agreement between the original developer and Apple. What will happen is that Apple will nix the developer license of the guy who sold it to him and his iPhone will be rendered useless until iPhone OS 6.0.0 comes out.
  3. JS82712 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    and what are you gonna do about it? call the police? lol. :rolleyes:
  4. Rossagues macrumors regular


    Aug 12, 2012
    Its his own choice? As long as your a legal paid developer you have nothing to worry about!
  5. harrisonw1998 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2011
    No, he keeps complaining to me it's not stable, safari keeps crashing etc. He keeps acting like it's a stable public release.
  6. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Which is why it is designed to be for developers to test, not as a public beta
    People like your friend try my patience :)
  7. JS82712 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    tell him to google the word 'beta' ;)
  8. el3ktro macrumors regular


    Aug 17, 2008
    Tell your friend he's an idiot for paying $10 for something that you can have for free. You don't need to register your devices UDID with Apple anymore to run the betas. He could have just downloaded the IOS beta somewhere and installed it right away.
  9. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    He also could've given his UDID to the OP (his friend) and had him register it for him.
  10. surma884 macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2011
    He's an idiot. Send him to
  11. cschmelz macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2007
    Quit worrying about policing the world...Go back to developing....
  12. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2011
    I hope his phone gets rendered useless until iOS 6 GM goes out to teach him a lesson
  13. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    I feel like you just made this response up because everyone is siding "against" you as you didn't mention anything about this in your OP. Lol.

    In any event, as others have stated, it's not illegal just against the paid developers ToA. Your friend has nothing to worry about except the slight possibility of having his UDID removed from the registration list which would disable him from being able to update to future betas.
  14. Menel, Aug 12, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 20, 2012

    Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Why didn't you just add him? Save him from online sketchiness. Some friend you turned out to be.

    Thats how I got mine registered, college roommate is CEO of a studio and had mine added. Also get to play around with their games early :)
  15. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    That's what I was thinking the whole time reading this
  16. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2009
    Is this really true?
  17. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
    Its not illegal just like installing osx on your PC isn't technically illegal either. End user license agreements are a grey area,because they are not always reasonable to begin with. Apple isn't going to waste time and money taking some guy to court for downloading a beta version of something that they will be giving away for free anyhow.
  18. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    Yes. It's all over Youtube.
  19. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    Just because you can get away with a crime doesn't mean that one should do it in the first place. iOS 6 is only intended for developers and Apple has basically said as much by restricting it's access and establishing rules. We should respect those rules and simply acknowledge that this is a private system.

    And as a private system we shouldn't be talking about methodologies to get access to it. The rules of this site prohibit asking to get the DP or providing access to it illegally. If you aren't a developer or you aren't working for one to test something, or you are aren't a member of AppleSeed, don't install the OS until it's released by Apple. It isn't intended for public release and paying money for access is just plain foolish.
  20. ek9max macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2011
    There's 4-5 guys at work who have done this. By the time I've done mine and get to work. Theirs are done too.

    Oh well. I could care less if guys are getting it free. Everybody will eventually get it for free when IOS 6.0 GM arrives.
  21. Soundflunky, Aug 13, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2012

    Soundflunky macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2012
    $100 is a lot of money when you're 14 years old. I can see why you'd be upset, OP.
  22. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
    Oh my god a non dev is downloading iOS,it is a catastrophe I tell ya!
  23. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    I don't believe this story though... :rolleyes: Why didn't you just added him to your dev account... or reply on this thread... I think this is trolling...

    Anyways, you could have paid nothing and loaded the beta for free if you wanted. Apple will not put you in jail or take you to court since it seems you are afraid of getting caught... I mean him :p
  24. Dustman macrumors 65816


    Apr 17, 2007
    Does it matter if it's illegal? To you I mean. You're still sleeping at night right? Speeding's illegal, streaming TV shows is illegal, smoking pot's illegal, not declaring tips is illegal.. have you never done any of these things? Unless you're a cop, I wouldn't worry so much about it. Morally, he's not hurting anyone.

    And no, using iOS Betas without a developer account is not illegal. Frowned upon is a better phrase.
  25. SirithX macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2007
    San Francisco
    So OP is upset because his friend thinks it's a public stable release even though it isn't? How about simply educating your friend?

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