Treab

Another and... Apple scam...

Yep thats right... on the apple IOS store 'apple' approved a 'pokemon yellow' app for 69p which when bought opens up to a photograph before crashing out... brilliant :D

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/44500/pokemon-yellow-iphone-massive-scam-apple

i thought android was supposed to be the one who was open to hackers and fraud..

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 21, 2012 at 01:04

Hahaha.... That is bad.
Love this guy (mind you, he was ripped of for 69p):
CaptainAwesome128 posts, "Don't buy! Doesn't work and NOT THE GAME!!!!!
Disappointed and would like to hunt down this guy and spit in his coffee! And watch as he
drinks unaware and then feed his pet fish judas to him and call it a steak and see as he eats
it unaware of my master skills in deception! Then tell him what he has done and watch as
his life falls apart around him! I bet his name is Andy! F#^* you Andy!"

Treab  Feb. 21, 2012 at 01:23

i was shocked when i saw that on pocket lint lol, its normally android who has this crap.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 21, 2012 at 08:57

To be fair to Apple, I think your title is a little misleading, Treab. It's not exactly a scam that Apple are running, is it? As a general rule they do very well at weeding out the harmful apps from the iOS App Store, far better than Google manage to do with the Android Market.

Also, it's a 69p App and anyone stupid enough to believe that Pokemon Yellow is likely to be on the App store deserves to lose far more than 69p.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 21, 2012 at 12:37

Yes matt, it's hardly app-gate. Though: 69p or £20 - it shouldn't happen.
Still, the angry comments are hilarious. What do those people tell the bankmanagers who screw them out of a mortgage? The teachers who lie to their children? How do they ever get through a day without a heart attack?

Treab  Feb. 21, 2012 at 12:55

Thing is though the whole ios argument for being so held down is so that these things DON'T happen. its why the onlive app for ipad is still being checked since november last year. so yeah it is an apple scam. they allowed it to happen without proper checks.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 21, 2012 at 13:22

Thing is though the whole ios argument for being so held down is so that these things DON'T happen. its why the onlive app for ipad is still being checked since november last year. so yeah it is an apple scam. they allowed it to happen without proper checks.
THAT is a valid point.

Treab  Feb. 21, 2012 at 13:34

... matt ban me now... i doubt jan has the power and thats just a sick comment..

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 21, 2012 at 13:36

... matt ban me now... i doubt jan has the power and thats just a sick comment..hahahaha :p

I can ban you, no worries :p

Treab  Feb. 21, 2012 at 13:39

... matt ban me now... i doubt jan has the power and thats just a sick comment..hahahaha :p

I can ban you, no worries :p


with you jan im not worried about being banned :p

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 21, 2012 at 13:45

... matt ban me now... i doubt jan has the power and thats just a sick comment..hahahaha :p

I can ban you, no worries :p


with you jan im not worried about being banned :p


You clearly exemplify FPD; I mustn't violate your human rights.

Treab  Feb. 21, 2012 at 13:49

now now janny. we both know im always right

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 21, 2012 at 13:54

now now janny. we both know im always right

That's symptom 8 => 8. No self-doubt. :p

Treab  Feb. 21, 2012 at 13:55

now now janny. we both know im always right

That's symptom 8 => 8. No self-doubt. :p


thats cause we dont need any. i mean look im still standing :p

MDrX  Feb. 21, 2012 at 15:01

Thing is though the whole ios argument for being so held down is so that these things DON'T happen. its why the onlive app for ipad is still being checked since november last year. so yeah it is an apple scam. they allowed it to happen without proper checks.
THAT is a valid point.


It isn't a valid point though.

iOS apps are checked for technical issues such as executing unsigned code, accessing parts of the file system they shouldn't and using API calls that aren't permitted.

Who has the time to check every single copyright on every single app AND check the app for crashes in any given situation? Not Apple, especially considering the amount of apps that are submitted.

Yes, this looks obvious to a human but I highly doubt every single app gets a human check. Something like OnLive & Google Voice will; something like this or a Bible containing nothing but text won't.

The app will be yanked, the customers will be refunded, the developer will be banned. Nintendo will have his address and their lawyers will step in. Nintendo might even go so far as to bother suing Apple since the 3DS is selling like salmonella.


The difference between App Store and Android Market is that I could make apps that do terrible things to your phone and upload it to both repositories. It will appear on the Android Market but won't get within a mile of the App Store.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 21, 2012 at 15:39

+1 ^^^

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 21, 2012 at 16:27

true...
I was wrong.
that is why I should ban Treab now. Agreed?

Treab  Feb. 21, 2012 at 16:36

we both know if you ban me all i will do is come back bigger and stronger.

hicks12  Feb. 21, 2012 at 16:54

Well the problem is, Apple clearly only look for the applications that will potentially effect their competition, hence taking ages to approve any major application it means they can control what goes on and what not but the fact they will let poorly coded and SCAMMING applications be approved is just silly. No it wouldnt happen on android because google was sensible with giving a 15minute uninstall window = refund. Yes you can get dangerous applications, but that really effects rooted users and ive never had a virus? Ive seen numerous reports on iphones getting scamming apps etc... silly really! They both have issues but google helps the user and doesnt promote this! Closed should avoidthis :P

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