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iOS 9 and pirating apps

09-15-2015, 05:41 PM
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iOS 9 and pirating apps

After looking at app thinning in the future, I was wondering if anyone thinks that since the app is sliced up according to your device, that would cause problems for those pirating apps, having to get a specific torrent or whatever.

Just a thought.
09-15-2015, 05:50 PM
I sure hope so.
09-16-2015, 12:37 AM
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Wouldn't be surprised at all if professional pirates use this for advertising even:
"Now XXX GB less to download!!! More space for your stolen apps on your device!"

The more fundamental question is how long it will take until someone finds a way to jailbreak iOS9.

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09-16-2015, 12:52 AM
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if you download the app via itunes PC is fine(think).
09-30-2015, 01:28 PM
I don't think Apple puts a lot of thought into preventing piracy, but in this case, it might end up being a happy side effect. The motives for app slicing probably align closely with what Apple says they are: reducing file size and encouraging developers to make games that people can start playing immediately.

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10-02-2015, 06:20 AM
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Since it is optional, I dont think this will cause problems to pirates at all. They'll download away like nothing happened, really. Besides that, there some crack freaks out there who dont give a shit. They just modify the files like they did with MC5 which was heavily protected by GL's server-based(!) DRM. Well it was just a matter of time.

Last edited by Nekku; 10-02-2015 at 06:23 AM.