Fake Apple apps hit the Google Play Store: iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand and iWork suite

November 17, 2012

In case you were browsing the Google Play Store and found supposedly Apple-made mobile apps inside, apps that would be usually found in its own App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch use, then you should probably stay away from them.

They’re almost certainly not Apple-made and we wouldn’t be surprised to hear they contain malware, or that they have been “released” so the maker could collect some quick cash from trusting app buyers. So again, stay away from them!

The list of apps supposedly uploaded by Apple Inc. includes Garage Band, iPhoto, iMovie and the iWork productivity suite (Keynote, Numbers and Pages), as seen in the image above. And if you try to see who Apple Inc. is, you’d be sent to Apple’s official website. But that android@apple.com address is not a valid one. In other words, stay away from them!

One user that has apparently purchased the iPhoto app, gave it a 1-star review and posted the following message:

Wont open says not connected to internet when i am [sic]

In case we were not clear before, it’s in your best interest for you not to buy any of these apps. Also, make sure you tell all your friends that have Android devices that they’re not the real deal.

Finally, we can’t help but notice that the fact these apps got listed in the Play Store so easily is Google’s fault. No matter how hard the company is trying to fight malicious apps, such as these ones could be, it probably wouldn’t hurt the company to set up some filters to make sure nobody can pose as a well known company and have their fake apps listed.

Has anyone purchased any of these apps? Why?

Comments

  • http://twitter.com/matter37 Matthew

    Fake, or another unimaginable revolutionary thing from Apple?

  • Kadeem Hunt

    It seems like they are gone already

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003969287275 Abhinandanbr Abhi

    Google’s fast as its search…its removed..

  • ZIGGYZ

    HAHAHAHA JUST SHOWS HOW MUCH YOU DROID DORKS WISH YOU HAD QUALITY APPLE APPS. YOU WILL NEVER SEE THOSE APPS ON AN ANDROID PHONE OR TABLET EVER. THEY ARE FAR TOO POWERFUL FOR THE AVERAGE DROID DORK TO COMPREHEND OR USE. I TOO WAS A DROID DORK TILL I SAW THE LIGHT. APPLE APPS JUST PLAIN WORK NO FUSS NO MALWARE NO VIRUSES.

    • MasterMuffin

      ^ don’t feed troll!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/chip.estrada Chip Estrada

      Hey iDiot your caps lock is on.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000536780782 Travon Trey Trey Cleveland

      must.resist.feeding.the troll.

    • Matthew Roberts

      Oh c’mon… someone has to say something?! So tempting…

  • Apple_Nexus

    Whilst it’d be good to have these apps on Android I’ve never actually bought them from Apple’s app store

    • http://www.facebook.com/chip.estrada Chip Estrada

      Why would anyone want an Apple app? We all know how good their mapping app is…. LOL

      • Matthew Roberts

        I think a lot of people would find Garage Band useful (Y)

  • http://www.facebook.com/chip.estrada Chip Estrada

    Apple products are simple…. For the simple minded.