Apple allows two fake Halo 4 apps to be sold in the App Store

Apple allows two fake Halo 4 apps to be sold in the App Store
Getting an app approved and listed on the Apple App Store in an arduous process. Yet, two obviously fake Halo 4 apps made it through to actually go on sale for $4.99 each on the App Store. While both had an icon that would seem to represent the wildly popular Microsoft game, showed screenshots of the real thing and had a metadata description of Halo 4, what you were purchasing for nearly $5 was a chess game or a racing title. Neither game would be worth the money that you might have been rooked out of.

Each Halo 4 app also featured a number of 5 star reviews. Actually, to be precise, there were 206 reviews with an average 4.5 stars. How could something like this escape the watchful eye of Apple not just once, but twice? We do have to note that Apple has removed the fake Halo 4 apps, but not before some people spent $4.99 for something that they did not receive.


source: MacMixing, CultofMac via Gizmodo


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23 Comments

1. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

And to think, I was led to believe these types of problems are only native to android.

6. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

If Apple gets $ off of this I can totally understand y they didn't stop it

2. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Can I get a "bwa-" followed by a "haha!"???

5. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

No, no I can't

3. Droiddoes unregistered

LMAO as much as apple likes to cry, b*tch, p*ss and moan like a toddler about "waaaah u copied us!" I find it hilariously ironic that they would allow this. Just when I think they can't fail any harde LOL

4. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Curated app store my ass...

7. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Apple is just letting anything through to keep their numbers up against Android.

23. Droiddoes unregistered

Yup. A desperate act from a desperate company.

8. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

And they said Android users are the stupid ones. LMMFAO at these IOS retards.

9. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Say it isnt so..... "But but but....fake apps never happen in the Apple app store...., har har har Android!!" Lets see how this is defended by the usual suspects....

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

oops??

11. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

well lt look like apple is showing there true color scam the peple,

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Nah, Apple's perfect. Those aren't scam apps, Apple just re-made Halo 4, and made it better obviously! :D /sarcasm

13. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Anything for a "Few Dollars More" ... after all Sir Jonny bought a 17 mil house just recently and some has to bear the expenses.:)

14. rajagopalan.k

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

so much for the PREMIUM online application store!

15. ReddD

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

If they let something as blatant as this through twice then I wonder just how many viruses get through daily!

16. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Ha, with Apple, even fake apps cost money...

17. rajagopalan.k

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

according to APPLE PROTOCOL dear user, you've downloaded the app wrongly.

18. faizanshakyboy

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Should anyone actually think the latest XBox 360 mega title would appear on an iOS device? Shame on these unscrupulous "developers" in the first place, but shame on the buyers for thinking it's the game itself. If they believe that, I have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn...

20. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea....some of us said the same thing when fake Apple apps were in the Google Play Store. But.....the thing ppl harped on was "thats what happens when you have an app store not as controlled as Apple's" This isnt supposed to happen in the Apple app store. Its supposed to be a tightly run ship in Apple land. More n more...the Apple vs. Androiod myths are dying one by one.

19. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I really think it's time to drop the prism of the "perfect eco system", most tech journalists are using. Take Verge reviews - Apple products get a 10 here by default, while Android phones can't get more than 8 (or 9 if it's the Nexus, which again shows the subjective bias ) The fact is Google play is getting better and better and has its advantages over the iTunes. I mean, there are loads of apps that are free on Google play, and cost money on the app store. And also, great exclusive apps on both sides, not just on the ..dark one.:p

21. Robert235

Posts: 70; Member since: May 30, 2010

poor iphone users thought halo 4 would run on their device."can it run it".next month breaking news "iphone users bought fake crysis 3 approved by apple".

22. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i still think it's unfair how some retard made a sh8TLOAD of money with no punishment or anything

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