This week, a Pokemon Yellow app appeared on the Apple iPhone/iPad App Store for $0.99, leading to millions of purchases resulting in the app taking out the Number 2 spot for most popular paid apps this week. The app, it turned out, was a scam.
Um, that's what happens when you put videogaming in the hands of companies like Apple. Where's your precious "OMG AWSUM MOBILE PHONE GAMING" now, suckers?
"Where's your precious "OMG AWSUM MOBILE PHONE GAMING" now, suckers?" Ummm...are you okay?
Don't mind him. He's just having an "apple-fit".
First people was complaining Apple had too much control now when something like this happen people are saying Apple need to do a better job. oh boy
Nintendo should sue Apple for this.
That's why Nintendo and Sony should only make handheld games.
whats so funny about this is how everyone is saying iOS games are the future and blah blah blah but yet when a fake Pokemon game get on the appstore it becomes no.1 best selling new app.
This just proves how stupid iOS users are. Whats the next scam halo or gran turismo on iOS?
Scam halo? ask gameloft about that and there nova game, most of iphone games are scam versions of popular games
I don't think Apple gives a shit. As long as they make their money, they probably won't care.
i don't like apple's set up for gaming they seem only in it for the money, they don't care to develop good games, the only reason they got started was because cydia apps and games started making money
It's their fault that they were scammed.
I do feel sad for the people who get chopped & screwed through fraudulently advertised store apps. But, yes, I would'nt expect it from an Apple store. Maybe an Android store (being that they're particularly 'newcomers' to the market & may not have that much hands-on experience). I had got a ITunes card as a gift sometime back & just could not redeem it on ANY thing else but an Apple product. Yet, apps can be legitimately placed in said Apple store to scam buyers & pilfer their info? Not good. If Apple keeps 'this' up, in the future, they may have the most advanced phone tech, but no one will trust their market material, which would bring online purchases to an screeching halt.
The most advanced phone tech? Sorry, no. That crown belongs to Samsung ATM. 4S has a slightly better processor than SGS2 and that's about the only thing better in it's hardware. Just wanted to point that out. :) Apple has a huge fanbase who actually think that the iPhones are above anything else on the market. When Apple says "Retina display", they ignorantly refuse to believe that other phones actually have better screens. Sadly it's a very small vocal minority who actually acknowledges that iPhones are not superior in every way compared to all other phones, and then there's this massive herd of sheep who worship Apple to kingdom come. So no matter how many scams come up on Apples App store, the sheep shall remain sheep. Also I would believe iOS is not the only OS with similar problems. I'm sure Android has had it's share of scam attempts too and so will the new Windows Mobile OS. So single cases like these probably won't affect the fanbase of Apple in the long run.
Sorry about the most advanced tech thing. I meant 'in the future', as in, no matter what advance-tech they may come up with, they will still get a bad rep for their store apps. Lol! I agree. Apple does have its' followers, & they will swarm at anything Apple, but they don't have to spend their money on the extra crap apps in the stores. Maybe people will buy the apps within the first few months of a device being released, but with word getting around that the apps are garbage, Apple will still make a bit of money from app sales, but not as much as in the past (present). & the bad thing is that Apple forces them to buy 1st party. But I do get your point, that some Appleheads will buy 10 times as much as someone who doesn't, making 'ends meet' in sales, Lol. True. Both app stores, Android & Apple, have their scams & phony apps. But to be honest, in my experience, I can't recall having any problems with any paid apps out of any app store (but to be fair, there's not much that I've purchased either, lol). The free apps; I kind of expect them to have their problems, because they're free, so many should'nt complain when they're problematic.
People need to use their brains more, not expect anybody to nurse them if they're grown up.
what the hell are you talking about? You mean the part where Apple doesn't regulate or at least double-check this app before allowing it on the store, so that plenty of people who DON'T come to gaming websites but love Pokemon don't see it and think, "Hey, they put Pokemon on my iPhone! Sweet!" Is that what you mean by people not using their brains? Because from where I'm sitting, it seems more than justified that the average consumer should expect this app to be what it describes itself as; likewise, the app SHOULD describe itself for what it is. Or do you go around expecting that something advertised as one thing is most definitely NOT that thing, and then decide it's not what you want?
I don't understand how you only have one bubble. We need to rectify this.
You are a complete douchebag.
Apple looks into their apps after the damage has already been done, much like Android. The only time Apple really acts is if there's an app that's emulating something that the iPhone or iPod Touch already does. They take it down twice as fast if it actually does that function 'better' than iOS does. Shitty ripoffs tend to fare well in both stores. It's up to the consumer to determine if the DL is really worth their 99 cents.
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