MacRumors iPhone app is out!

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007bond

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

Intell

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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.
 

007bond

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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.
 

Mitchelino

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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.
 

akrocker29

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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... ;)
 

arn

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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
 

chrono1081

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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.
 

Mitchelino

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

kirky29

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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...
 
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