MacRumors iPhone app is out!

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  1. 007bond macrumors 6502a

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    I just saw it on the app store. It's available for .99. Check it out.
     
  2. Adam0306 macrumors regular

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    I know that it is only $0.99, but it is $0.99.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    It doesn't look official to me. My opinion is unless it's made by arn and free, it isn't the official app.
     
  4. 007bond thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Would that even be legal? I guess macrumors should contact the dev. I haven't bought it yet and won't until I hear an official announcment on the front page.
     
  5. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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    According to the one 1 star review on the US store, it doesn't even allow the ability to read full articles within the app; just provides a teaser summary and offers a link to the full article in Safari. Definitely not official.
     
  6. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

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    Id imagine arn would make it front page material if it were real.
     
  7. akrocker29 macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info. I saw the App a while ago but was afraid to buy it for reasons you guys are mentioning... ;)
     
  8. arn macrumors god

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    app's not official and I've asked for it to be pulled.

    an official app will come at some point and it will be free.

    arn
     
  9. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I am soooo glad I read the rest of this thread! I almost went straight to iTunes and bought it just by seeing the heading alone.

    Even though it was only 99 cents I do not want to support someone who steals from others by making fake apps.
     
  10. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. The part that I didn't like was that the logo was taken from here (without permission, I am assuming). Same with the name. Nowhere does it state that it is an unofficial app, as well. I really hope not too many people got conned into buying the app. Perhaps they can get refunds, if they did.
     
  11. kirky29 macrumors 65816

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    I just saw it on the App Store here here in the UK, thought it would have been Front page news here, so I didn't buy.
    Glad I didn't! I don't want to support a guy like that. I'll wait for the official one :)
    Also saw... the same guy who made it on the App Store made a Gizmodo one...
     
  12. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    When? I would download it.
     
  13. Jethrotoe macrumors regular

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    Good to know. Can't wait.:D
     
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    Any word on this?
     
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