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Chinese firm allegedly paid $1M for for evasi0n bundle deal

updated 12:24 pm EST, Mon December 23, 2013

Unofficial app store's pirated content creates firestorm

Chinese company Taig paid evad3rs $1 million to include its third-party app store for Chinese users of the evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 7, rumors claim. The store appeared only for Chinese users of the jailbreak, in place of the distribution platform offered elsewhere, Cydia; it has since been removed as an option. Taig's offering has been controversial, since it hosts a number of apps pirated from Apple's official App Store.

In an open letter, evad3rs acknowledges that it has "benefitted financially" from Taig. "Any jailbreak from us will always be free to the users but we believe we have a right to be compensated in an ethical way, just as any other developer," the letter states. evad3rs claims that Taig promised it wouldn't tolerate piracy, which is why evasi0n no longer comes with Taig software.

Chinese app stores often carry pirated content. The country is typically more lax about piracy laws, and for many people there smartphones are prohibitively expensive even without paying for several dozen apps.




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