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China gets pirated web-based Apple iOS app store website via KuaiYong

KuaiTong, an app store for pirated iOS apps in China, gets a web-based front-end
By: Charles Gantt | Apps News | Posted: Apr 19, 2013 2:26 pm

KuaiYong, a Windows app that allows pirated iOS software to be installed on an iPhone or iPad without jail breaking, has just gotten a web based front-end. The new website dubbed will let users install apps to their iPhone and iPads without having to navigate the KuaiYong app on their device.




Pirated apps are nothing new on iOS, but have always required a jail broken device, which has served as a very lightweight safeguard against many people choosing to pirate apps. KuaiYong circumvented the need to be jail broken by using a bulk enterprise license to get around those safeguards.


It is still unclear as to why Apple has not attempted to take the site or app down. Some say that it is because they simply do not know it exists, but let's be honest here - if sites like Engadget, Techmeme and TweakTown know about the KuaiYong, you can bet Apple is aware of its existence.


Some suggest that Apple is simply afraid to push the matter in China as it is doesn't want to cause any more issues with state run media.


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