AppTrackr is the most popular marketplace for downloading cracked iOS applications. The company announced in a blog post, via Installous, that Apple began sending “take down” notices over cracked applications and have been scraping AppTrackr’s links looking for infractions (via iJailbreak). To combat Apple’s wrath, the crew at AppTrackr have moved several of their servers offshore to countries without copyright laws and have added CAPATCHA code to all outbound links. AppTrackr will now place an ad on the CAPATCHA page to pay for moving servers.
It looks like Apple has begun to make the leap and crack down on cracked iOS applications. AppTrackr uses their installer tool called Installous to install cracked applications, and makes available applications like Apple’s Numbers, NOAA Radar US, Nike+ GPS, and more to those who jailbreak. Obviously with the wide range of applications that AppTrackr makes available, it could potentially hurt some of Apple’s sales (right now). Check out a screenshot of AppTrackr’s blog post after the break.
In other jailbreak news…
…Firecore has released an untethered jailbreak w/ seas0npass for Apple TV 4.4.4 (iOS 5.0.1). Checkout JailbreakStory’s post for the full list of directions.
- Apple seeds first iOS 5.1 beta, Xcode 4.3 beta (release notes included) (9to5mac.com)
- iOS 5.1 roundup: new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV references, minor tweaks (9to5mac.com)