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An enormous TestFlight leak could see the reappearance of thousands of classic iOS apps and games that have disappeared from the App Store. As noted by Eurogamer, a huge number of TestFlight files were found archived on Wayback Machine and were shared anonymously on X, previously known as Twitter.

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The files, which include prototype and beta versions of apps and games, are from 2012 to 2015 and predate when Apple acquired TestFlight. It appears that the content may have come from a cloud storage server that had the wrong configuration, and it was actually uploaded in March 2015 from the old TestFlightApp.com website. Content went unnoticed until it was surfaced on Twitter.

The @teraleak account is sharing game and app files that have been found, and so far, some of the titles that have appeared include unreleased versions of Angry Birds, canceled game Infinity Blade Dungeons, a prototype of Sonic Dash, and more.

There are many apps and games that have been removed from the App Store and can no longer be downloaded from Apple, so the leak will preserve some of those older titles. Downloads from the leaked files will not be able to run on modern devices, but people may come up with workarounds in the future.

Article Link: Massive TestFlight 'Teraleak' Leak Includes Thousands of Classic iOS Apps and Games
 
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truthsteve

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Ah Infinity Blade. Remember when Tim Sweeney said this: "where indie developers can flourish thanks to the App Store"? And then later cancelled Infinity Blade? What changed Mr Sweeney? Saw the staggering amount of copies of Infinity Blade you sold and suddenly wanted the extra 30%?

 
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Abazigal

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Not a good week for Apple:
  • the ongoing Massimo/Apple Watch Series 9 + Ultra 2 patent legal fight
  • the ongoing Beeper Mini fight
  • this
  • Peter Russell-Clarke leaves the company (Ive-era designer)
Sounds like a normal day in business for a trillion dollar company. I would be more surprised if Apple wasn't actively engaged in lawsuits or facing staff turnover.
 

canadianreader

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So maybe my old iPhone 4 will be useful again.
What’s the advice to take right now if one is interested in maybe playing these games?
Get the files before the account disappears or the files are gone?
If you're on Chrome, on the waybackmachine website hold Option + click on the link it will download the file without opening a new tab.
 

iAppleOrchard

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Finally we can play Angry Birds Space if we have an old device laying around!!!
(Joke)

I am an iOS developer, and this is serious news. I hope people take legal action, and Apple patches this from happening.

I do not have any apps from 2012 - 2015, so I am safe, but I do have a cancelled app that never saw the light of day.

Edit: Bruh, how would you feel if your secrets were exposed...
 
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ckoerner

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Not a leak. It was an Archive Team project from nine years ago.

 

NMBob

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PlanesControl is the resurrection of Flight Control. It's pretty good, but needs a bit better random number generator. Flight patterns tend to repeat a little.
 
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