1. Akshay Masand's Avatar


    This past weekend, the App Store had a Cydia knock off, which was a completely bogus app that was falsifying and tricking users into thinking it was the App Store for jailbreak apps and tweaks. The app was a simple-looking game based on the definition of Cydia that was previously explained as the following:

    Cydia is actually named after a moth. Cydia pomonella is the scientific name for the “coddling moth,” or what we would most likely recognize as the stereotypical apple worm.
    The app didn’t allow you to install any third party packages and just tricked users into thinking they were installing Cydia, the App Store acquired from jailbreaking. The description warned many users but the app managed to fool more people than expected. It previously read:

    Cydia funny and popular snake game you may remember from childhood. Its main character – a kind of caterpillar named Cydia. Collect all the apples and pass as many levels as you can.

    Pay attention that this application is not related to Cydia Store. If someone has bought this application by mistake please get a refund.
    Reviews of the application made it clear that quite a bit of people got tricked into buying this scam app. Most of the reviews are actually negative and Jay “Saurik” Freeman even posted a review which stated the following:



    The app previously sold for $0.99 and the developer probably made quite a bit of money before the app was removed. Although some people will try to get their refund, it is likely that many will not do anything about it at all, count their losses, and just move on.

    Source: App Store
    Last edited by Akshay Masand; 2012-06-18 at 03:42 AM.

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2012-06-18 03:22 AM
  2. rkswat's Avatar
    A fool and their money are soon parted!
    2012-06-18 03:56 AM
  3. ChicagoV's Avatar
    There's now a "Microsoft Word 2012" app - complete with similar W logo - for (get this) $9.99.

    Is Apple even reviewing these things anymore? Evidently at least a few have already been taken - it's just a bunch of "tips". Perhaps their first clue might have been the fact that it's developed by Super Racing Real Games and not Microsoft... you think?
    Reminding you all that YOU'RE YOUR
    2012-06-18 04:28 AM
  4. H4CK3R's Avatar
    Waita chew 'em out saurik!
    2012-06-18 05:11 AM
  5. anekin007's Avatar
    Some people are afraid of jailbreaking their phone for free but will to pay 0.99 for a fake one? lol
    2012-06-18 05:18 AM
  6. mmaboi21's Avatar
    Well the idiots that didn't read the description... Never mind.
    2012-06-18 05:58 AM
  7. H4CK3R's Avatar
    Well the idiots that didn't read the description... Never mind.
    Lol. People never read descriptions first -_-
    2012-06-18 06:08 AM
  8. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    Some people are afraid of jailbreaking their phone for free but will to pay 0.99 for a fake one? lol
    spot on........lmao
    2012-06-18 06:14 AM
  9. sea.envy's Avatar
    lol. just lol.
    2012-06-18 06:43 AM
  10. Jahooba's Avatar
    Whatever this guy made off this scam will probably go straight to his legal team when he faces litigation by Saurik LLC. Unless he lives in a country with no trademark laws or something.
    2012-06-18 07:12 AM
  11. mmaboi21's Avatar
    Lol. People never read descriptions first -_-
    Yah you can't have a scam without dumb people. They go hand in hand
    2012-06-18 07:16 AM
  12. subywrex's Avatar
    these scams end up on the Appstore from time to time.. first time ive seen with cydia, but other scams in deed. Fact is if your to impatient to read a damn description (just to make sure your not seeing things) then you really deserve to be one dollar poorer.. FFS this is the dumbest thing i have ever seen.. the description wasn't even long.. lmao
    2012-06-18 12:06 PM
  13. H4CK3R's Avatar
    these scams end up on the Appstore from time to time.. first time ive seen with cydia, but other scams in deed. Fact is if your to impatient to read a damn description (just to make sure your not seeing things) then you really deserve to be one dollar poorer.. FFS this is the dumbest thing i have ever seen.. the description wasn't even long.. lmao
    I honestly don't even think the logo looked real. It looked pretty pathetic, some heck of jailbreakers they are huh?
    2012-06-18 01:42 PM
  14. keenpois0n's Avatar
    Lol. People never read descriptions first -_-
    I heard the first description that came with the app was something along the lines of 'cydia is now finally on the AppStore! get it now while it's cheap!' or something along the lines of that. which was later changed to the dev throwing disclaimers all over it
    2012-06-18 02:58 PM
  15. H4CK3R's Avatar
    I heard the first description that came with the app was something along the lines of 'cydia is now finally on the AppStore! get it now while it's cheap!' or something along the lines of that. which was later changed to the dev throwing disclaimers all over it
    Shows they had no good intentions in the first place. Glad it's taken off the App Store, hopefully saurik files legal charges or something.
    2012-06-18 03:02 PM
  16. JedixJarf's Avatar
    I mean, it had a disclaimer on it,
    2012-06-18 07:02 PM
  17. H4CK3R's Avatar
    I mean, it had a disclaimer on it,
    Not at first....
    2012-06-18 07:17 PM
  18. regkilla's Avatar
    It did say Cydia the tweak now avaliable in the AppStore at first then it got changed to try to cover up the scam.
    2012-06-19 12:41 AM
  19. H4CK3R's Avatar
    Because saurik wrote that comment I'd guess.
    2012-06-19 12:56 AM
  20. raduga's Avatar
    A fool and their money are soon parted!
    But Saurik and his money? Not so soon.
    2012-06-19 02:49 AM
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