Fake "Apple" apps appeared in Google Play Store

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



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