Seems that Apple can disable apps (Free and paid for)

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in iPhone edited January 2014
This article shows some chilling evidence that Apple might have built in back doors to disable applications even if they are paid for.



http://www.iphoneatlas.com/2008/08/0...and-kill-apps/



http://www.macrumors.com/2008/08/06/...pp-store-apps/

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    physguyphysguy Posts: 920member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sapporobaby View Post


    This article shows some chilling evidence that Apple might have built in back doors to disable applications even if they are paid for.



    http://www.iphoneatlas.com/2008/08/0...and-kill-apps/



    http://www.macrumors.com/2008/08/06/...pp-store-apps/



    Is this a surprise? I though Apple announced this kind of facility would exist as part of the 2.0 SDK presentation - not what it was but that apps would have to register (implying that if they didn't they wouldn't run)
  • Reply 2 of 4
    sapporobabysapporobaby Posts: 1,079member
    I have nothing against them having to register but the fact that Apple can turn them off if they wish. Also, I would assume that apps would have to be registered if they are coming through the App Store.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,664member
    "Chilling"?
  • Reply 4 of 4
    sapporobabysapporobaby Posts: 1,079member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by addabox View Post


    "Chilling"?



    What word would you prefer?



    You don't think it rather chilling, unprecedented, an invasion, disturbing, down right sneaky, etc.... that your iPhone calls home without you knowing? Or that you are incurring connection charges (if not on wifi or an unlimited data plan) so that your iPhone can call home to Apple. Or that Apple can simply decide without warning to disable applications that you already paid for and not reimburse you or give a reason why? None of this bothers you in the least?



    If not, then never mind. The lose of the 4th Amendment was not lost on you either. I find this disturbing. I think the biggest factor his is information. If Apple is forced to blacklist an app, it should say so and discuss a compensation plan to the purchaser if need be.
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