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Hackers Claim To Have Cracked Mac App Store Before It's Even Opened

A community dedicated to cracking Apple devices has announced that it has cracking software for Apple's new Mac App store, before the store has even opened. The two-year-old community has the goal of circumventing the DRM on iPod, iPhone and iPad products and apps (in essence creating free access and also allowing non-Apple-approved apps to be used no the devices) done largely in protest to the fact the app store does not let you "try before you buy." Apple has pegged the store's launch on January 6.

A spokesperson for the group, Dissident, says it will hold off on the release, "until well after the store's been established, well after developers have gotten their applications up. We don't want to devalue applications and frustrate developers." Dissident reasons Most of the applications that go on the Mac App Store [in the first instance] will be decent, they'll be pretty good. Apple isn't going to put crap on the App Store as soon as it gets released."

"So how long will it take for the Mac App Store to become polluted enough for Kickback to be released?" asks Torrent Freak. "Maybe February."

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