iOS 7 jailbreak funding supplied by Chinese app piracy site
Its is reported that Taig, a Chinese company that kicked in a reported $1 million to help Evasi0n develop a jailbreak to exploit and defeat Apple’s app security model in iOS 7, has been revealed as significant source of pirated apps in violation of its contract.
In exchange for funding, Evasi0n agreed to bundle Taig’s app service for Chinese users as an alternative to Cydia.
Chinese pirates evade Evasi0n
Evasi0n first said it was working with Taig to get the pirated apps removed, noting that “Taig will be pulled from the jailbreak if it cannot be resolved.”
However, the controversy surrounding Taig’s unmanageable listings of pirated apps prompted Evasi0n to announce it would remove the Taig store. The group has since determined that “the depth of the transgression against the software developers and the jailbreak community cannot be overlooked and we could not move forward after that even if it were fixed.”