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First Unauthorised iPhone App Store To Open Up Shop

Mar 10, 2009, 01:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thom Holwerda)

"The new store will be called Cydia Store, and as you might have guessed, is an initiative of Jay Freeman, the developer of the Cydia software installer for the iPhone. "The overworking goal is to provide choice," Freeman says, "It's understandable that [Apple] wants to control things, but it has been very limiting for developers and users." Freeman also said he has already hired a lawyer.

"The Cydia Store will be structured in the same way as Apple's store, and Freeman will charge developers no more than what Apple wants from iPhone developers, which is a 30% commission. Obviously, the store will be built around Cydia, and therefore will require a jailbroken iPhone. The Cydia Store won't be the only one; two more are on their way, one of which focusses on selling adult games for the iPhone."

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