Apple gets legal on the asses of iPod Touch hackers

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ipod-touch-hacked.jpgImagine if anyone could create applications for the iPod Touch. You’d have 17 Voice-over-IP applications released for it in the blink of an eye, and then where would the iPhone be? Well, it’d be working outside Wi-Fi hotspots, but you see my point.

Anyway, the news is that Apple is cracking down hard on hackers trying to break down the iPod Touch software in order to put third-party apps on it. One codemonkey’s already been served with a takedown notice after promising to make the device’s source code available for fellow hackers.

It’s surely only a matter of time before someone succeeds in opening up the Touch, although Apple’s clout should put off many larger companies from getting their apps onto the device via hacky means. No Skype unless they sign a deal with Mr Jobs, in other words…

(via TUAW)

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Stuart Dredge