Fake "Apple" apps appeared in Google Play Store

Apple apps in the Google Play Store? Obviously they have to be fake, right? Right. Six apps that come from "Apple Inc." somehow made their way into the Google Play Store, even priced the same as the legit apps in the Apple App Store. The six fakes included the incorrectly spelled "Garage Band" (as opposed to the correctly spelled Garageband), iPhoto, iMovie, Keynote, Numbers and Pages.

Somebody at Google must have been tipped off because all of the fake apps have been removed. But the real question is, how did they get into the Google Play Store in the first place? This would be an excellent time for Google to do some investigating. In the meantime, if you did purchase the apps, you might just have to write them off as a loss or perhaps an email to Google will result in the charges being reversed. Whatever you do, you need to delete the apps immediately and pass the word on to your Android totin' buddies.

Before they were taken down, one purchaser of the fake iPhoto app gave it a 1-star review and said, "Wont open says not connected to internet when i am [sic]." If you did happen to purchase one of the six apps, or more, let us know what your experience was if you opened them, by leaving your comments in the box below.

source: Reddit via AndroidAuthority



1. blackspot

Posts: 102; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Someone had a little too much time on their hands, lol.

44. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I wish Apple would put GarageBand on Android and sell MicroUSB adapters for it or for Google to do something like GarageBand... I'd seriously love to record my guitar with no background noise on my phone or tablet, but I guess PC will do for now.

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Bet Iphonearena put them on there...

12. mahmoodh

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

what is wrong with you?? i find reviews in phonearena to be one of the best. if u dont like it or think they are biased then GTFO!!!!!

47. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Yes, I find it as absurd as imigrants complaining how terrible the US is while they are on welfare, foodstamps, etc. Same thing, if you dont like it here then leave! Lol

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Google needs better quality control. This shouldn't have been accepted at all.

4. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

i actually agree with you

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

agreeing with him means agreeing with every other negative thing he HAS said and will CONTINUE to say.........yes he is correct here but its not about being correct with him its more about his hatred for android and google as a whole...........So dont fall for it bro I seen it too much to agree with it........peace

9. thelegend6657 unregistered

Well I know he hates android , but in this post he said the right thing so I thumbed him up when he says something that's irrelevant on the next post I will thumb him down again ? What's wrong with that ?

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

why? because what he is "secretly" saying is...."See I told you google is no good" or " See Google doesnt know how to do anything good" ......and all other negative things.....Thats why you shouldnt support that until there is a sense of "sincerity" coming from him .....how will you know when? well you know if someone is yelling at you or if someone is glad to speak with you, do you not?

16. thelegend6657 unregistered

Google will only get better if people critic them . So there is no need to defending google to the death . But i agree with him in this case Google does need better quality control . Well , he is always gonna hate google anyway . Just that in this post he stated the right thing . Its pretty obvious that this guy is just a troll , i dont think we should argue about him . Peace

30. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

yes we need criticism.....but unneccessary criticism is somthing different.....all in all well see how "consistant" he is in the future............ignore him? yea thats somthing ive done for a lot his post with the exception of a couple.........wondering how in the world this guy hasnt been banned yet......but ignoring is somthing you gotta do with someone like wendy lol........not him

38. lifebeyondearth

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

In this context he has commented in your favor. Yeah what is wrong with you? Let him be and learn to appreciate others' opinions as well, else one day nobody will appreciate yours!

43. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Put down your phone/tablet/pc. Go outside, take a breath, see some friends, kiss your misses, have a bbq. Idk. Just do something other than study what some random person you dont know who really shouldnt matter posts about on a phone site.

46. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

happy thanksgiving yall......

28. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

@XPERIA-KNIGHT: You seem to have developed an illness or an obsession dude. Who the f**k cares what he "usually" comments about? This ain't a novel with good/bad characters. Chill out and just read the damn opinion and then thumb up/down it accordingly...

29. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered


23. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I agree. Even the faithful Apple fans.....at times they say something I agree with. I cant just agree or disagree with someone on general principle. I got a boat load of red thumbs one time just for basically telling him nice post... lol

21. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Well, it´s the second post I have ever seem from him that makes some sense (in all times). You have to give him some credit for that :) All the others where completelly and utterly useless bashing on Android.

26. thelegend6657 unregistered

Yeah , most of the time i just give him a red one and ignore . So true

18. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

He is a Apple troll who enjoys special relationship with PA since he rarely gets banned whereas i got banned for writingn "IFAIL" whereas PA writers themselves use phrases like GOOGLE FAIL. Maybe i will get a warning for posting this ...

27. thelegend6657 unregistered

Last week when i wanna post a comment on the Nexus s and xoom not getting 4.2 article my comment was blocked because it contain a banned word , guess what the banned word is ? googl So its impossible to type google . After sending a report to them they finaly fixed it He didnt get banned because he doesnt use foul language and he doesnt flame wars . All he ever did is left a stupid comment and left . In the moderator's eyes he's a good boy

5. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Control is necessary, like removing all apps containing the word "memory", or everything has similar feature with an Apple's app like Siri even existing before on Apple Store.

17. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

yeah... and putting lots and lots of apps that costs $270 in the playstore with title saying ''most expensive app'' with badly drawn icons.

8. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Not sure what you're talking about. Quality control is excellent, even better than Apple's. It was removed very quickly especially considering the amount of apps available... quality control is different than having a closed and restricted environment (despite this, Apple has even more percentage of malware). Check out the other article and you'll see how great their quality control is: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-malware-perspective-only-0.5-comes-from-the-Play-Store_id36696

41. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Truth is revealed....

11. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

for once you are right. and for once thumbs up are greater than the thumbs down for u. lol

14. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

I agreed with you. as a long time android fan, i have to admit that google playstore is bad in quality in terms of apps. Look at the amount of 3-1 starred rated apps they have in there. iOS' apps store have better quality apps. And Apple did a good quality control over that. If some of you immature android fans dislike this comment, it goes to show that you cannot accept the strengths and weaknesses of any other products besides google's.

24. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Dont agree totally about quality. Even tho I think iOS apps look and function better in some cases. E Trade app was one that was better on iOS. Thats one case and I dont think its bad on Android. Its just that on iOS its better. I will say for some apps that are on both Android and iOS....on Android I would call them good, iOS better. Like E Trade....they looked the same, but was better functionality wise on iOS. Another example....speedtest.net app looked better on iOS....but functions about the same on both Android and iOS. And it looking better doesnt mean it looked like someone drew it in crayon on Android...lol. I do agree 100% with that last sentence tho.

20. megabok

Posts: 58; Member since: Apr 03, 2012

This guy is a better troll than I am :-)

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