Software Pirates Reject Apple’s Universal Piracy App

Today, Apple finally launched their long-awaited Mac App Store. While Macs have only recently become capable of running apps after Steve Jobs invented the internet, Apple finally made it easy for the “normal” users who don’t know how to “drag” things into “folders” to “install” “applications”. On the same day it was launched, a group Hackulous announced they have an app that will allow you to pirate anything in the App Store.

In a rather odd twist, the crackers themselves have not released the piracy app because they “don’t want to devalue applications and frustrate developers.” Awfully nice of them! Still, seems kinda harsh to Apple, though. I mean, Steve Jobs personally went to all of the trouble of rounding up all the best software on the internet into one place, giving it a universal DRM scheme with what appears to be an afternoon-long process to break. They’ve practically given the App Store over to the software piracy community. For them to just snub Apple like that seems, well, cruel.

Oh, well. In any case, developers have until February to get their revenue, and Apple has until February to plug the hole. After that, one can only assume the days of paying for applications on the internet will be…well, they were over already. But, in true Apple fashion, it will simply just work.


Posted on January 6, 2011, in Apple, Apps and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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