Apple pulled a fake iOS 5 app from its store.
According to reports, a fake application was designed to jailbreak the software giant's latest mobile operating system, the iOS 5. It managed to surface in the Apple App Store.
Rumors indicated the application could even jailbreak earlier versions of the system, as well as the newer iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
In hindsight it looks rather peculiar, or at least a very weird coincidence, for jailbreak specialists, like the Dev team who have been working with little success on a program to jailbreak the 4S and the iPad 2, to have not known anything. They claim to have been unable to exploit the boot room that is quite small due to the new A5 processor.
The fake application was being sold for $9.99, and it remained in the App Store for a few days before Apple realized what was occurring and removed it.
It is, at present, unclear how the application cleared the several layers of filters designed to keep Apple's App Store clean.
This is not the first time a fake jailbreak were released in an attempt to exploit Apple's products. The release of the iOS 5 was followed by the provision of a tethered jailbreak by the Dev team.
After the release, as customers waited for an untethered version, FastUnlockiPhone.com, bilking customers for $24.99, released a fake jailbreak, known as FastRa1n 0.5.
A few days later, another jailbreak was released, this time from Ghostapp.org. Dev team members lost no time in declaring these jailbreaks fake and suggested people not get tricked and spend hard-earned money on fake applications.
An untethered jailbreak for the iOS 5 or iOS 5.0.1 is yet to be released and Dev team members are already putting in long hours to develop one.