Apple Pulls iFixit App From App Store Following Teardown of New Apple TV

Apple Pulls iFixit App From App Store Following Teardown of New Apple TV

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Apple has pulled the iFixit app from the App Store following the company's teardown of the new Apple TV.

Not too long ago, we tore down the Apple TV and Siri Remote. The developer unit we disassembled was sent to us by Apple. Evidently, they didn’t intend for us to take it apart. But we’re a teardown and repair company; teardowns are in our DNA—and nothing makes us happier than figuring out what makes these gadgets tick. We weighed the risks, blithely tossed those risks over our shoulder, and tore down the Apple TV anyway.

A few days later, we got an email from Apple informing us that we violated their terms and conditions—and the offending developer account had been banned. Unfortunately, iFixit’s app was tied to that same account, so Apple pulled the app as well. Their justification was that we had taken “actions that may hinder the performance or intended use of the App Store, B2B Program, or the Program.”


To deal with the absence of their iOS app, iFixit has made improvements to their mobile site.

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Apple Pulls iFixit App From App Store Following Teardown of New Apple TV
King Rollo - October 1, 2015 at 7:09am
They broke the developer program trust, they agreed the terms and broke them. What did they expect, it's foolish to think you can make agreements and then break them without any comeback. They are lucky Apple didn't take a lawsuit against them. I would have! iFixit clearly are fishing for sympathy they have none from me!
Apple god - October 1, 2015 at 3:42am
They deserve it apple I mean
The iDevice Pro - October 1, 2015 at 2:37am
Fu*k Apple for this decision. Thankfully I already have it installed, and will crack and sign it myself for future usage...and things continue to decline under the leadership of T1m C00k.
Cry Device - October 1, 2015 at 3:13am
Fuck you for blaming apple. This is what iFixit gets for posting a product that is not released yet. At least we all have the desktop site to begin with. Tim is doing his job and promises.
Cry Device - October 1, 2015 at 7:55am
Says the one acting like a true b1tch basterd. I'm proving who you should really blame if you read the fine print why the app is removed in italic.
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