Follow-Up: Super Monkey Ball DRM Hack Works On All Apps
Just a few days ago, the Apple DRM on SEGA’s smash hit Super Monkey Ball for the iPhone was cracked by a group of hackers that allowed anyone to download the hacked copy and install it for free on their device. Since then, the method has been tested on several other apps, and it seems to work on all of them.
People behind the project are considering forming a new Installer.app repository specifically for the distribution of free pirated apps.
As stated previously, however, the ability to crack Apple’s Fairplay DRM threatens to undermine the purpose of the App Store altogether, and could prove to be a big problem for developers trying to turn a profit on their apps should the practice become widespread. Others speculate developers may find it useful as an option for sending out updates to apps without their having to be approved by Apple each time.