Apple Closes UDID Activation Sites
Apple has begun to deal with unofficial UDID activation sites that offer UDID user activation services for the sale, reports MacStories tech-blog. The owners of iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac that are not authorized Apple developers use those services to install test (beta) versions of iOS and OS X operating systems.
Let’s remind you that each developer, registered in iOS Developer Standard or Enterprise Program is offered by Apple to use 100 IDs (UDID) to test their designs. But instead of writing code, especially enterprising clever make money by selling their UDID. Since this is a direct violation of the partnership agreement, Apple decided to close the websites that trade logins.
According to unofficial reports, over the past few weeks, the Cupertino company sent UDID distributing resources and hostings numerous DMCA-warning based on the digital age copyright law. As a result, Apple was able to stop the work of some of these sites.
However, not all UDID-Sellers ceased operations, MacStories said. So, iMZDL.com, one of the biggest players in this field, still sells them for $ 7 UDID registration fee.
Other site owner says he don’t believe his resource violates any iOS 6 guidelines and is infringing in any way. Since his resource was closed by Apple he’s now working on a new solution with “better and more secure data lines to handle Apple.”
Also, CEO of one of the hosting companies involved in offering “illegal” UDIDs mentioned via Twitter that Apple is really heavy handed sending those Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown requests to companies keeping sites on his hosting and offering developer UDID activations.
A year ago, the fruit company also warned developers not to sell their account slots. Reportedly, the company also closed accounts of developers willing to sell their UDID activations. But now you can download iOS 6 for all iDevices supported by Apple.
Do you think it’s correct for Apple to close that UDID activation sites offering their services for relatively low price? Maybe it’s not the right time for the ordinary users to see all the bugs and features that inhabit the iOS 6 betas?