Yesterday, Hackulous updated its site to state that it was shutting up shop. For good. The service was essentially an app-based portal available to jailbroken devices that would give access to pirated iOS apps.
“We are very sad to announce that Hackulous is shutting down. After many years, our community has become stagnant and our forums are a bit of a ghost town. It has become difficult to keep them online and well-moderated, despite the devotion of our staff. We’re incredibly thankful for the support we’ve had over the years and hope that new, greater communities blossom out of our absence.”
There is evidence to suggest that not all is as it seems. Some speculate that the site is shutting down due to lack of a real jailbreak for iOS 6. And, as noted by AppleInsider, it is a little contradictory to state that the forums are stagnant and unused, and to state that the moderators were finding it hard to keep them well managed. Surely it can’t be both very quiet, and difficult to maintain?
Personally, I’m pleased. The harder it is to get hold of pirated apps the better. Developers deserve to make money from their work, and those looking to get everything they want for free certainly never get any respect from me. Today’s iPhone never has and never will condone downloading copied content.
Via: Apple Insider