Due to Apple’s restrictions, not every application is allowed in the App Store unless it is tested and clean original app. This makes it impossible for users who have non-jailbroken iOS devices to download apps which are not listed in Apple’s App Store, but that’s when vShare comes into the discussion.
What is vShare?
Because the jailbreaking process is not very convenient and involves risks, many users miss the advantage of getting premium applications free of charge as they decide to not jailbreak their device. Fortunately, you can now download pirated apps even on non-jailbroken iOS devices with vShare. This is an app store for pirated applications and it is developed for non-jailbroken iPhone or iPad users who are looking for more than what Apple’s App Store has to offer.
Thanks to its developers bright minds who used a weakness in the security of the App Store to build this store of unofficial and cracked apps, the owners of non-jailbroken iOS devices can experience and enjoy applications beyond Apple’s restrictions.
Companies can create their own applications with Apple’s permission only if they are made to be used by their employees exclusively. With a $299 license purchased from Apple, developer companies can join Apple’s Developer Enterprise program and this way their employees can use the applications. But the fact is, although these apps don’t go to the App Store, iOS users can download them on their devices as long as the app certificate is upheld by Apple servers. The developers of vShare used these certificates to build an app store for pirated apps.
vShare stores paid iOS applications based on which are the most downloaded ones. All these apps can be downloaded for completely free on non-jailbroken iPhones or iPads. Just to give you an idea of how big this is, a popular app like “Minecraft: Pocket Edition” that normally costs $6.99 got 1.4 million likes on vShare from users who downloaded it for free. Unless Apple solves its security issue that generated the opportunity of creating this pirated app store, it is going to be a major concern and significant loss for the developers who invest time and resources into the making of apps. In regards to this matter, the vShare developers put the following message on the vShare website:
“We respect intelligent property and devote to protect the right of authors. If you consider your right has been violated, please contact us by providing related documents. We’ll remove such contents immediately.”
It is uncertain how long it will take for Apple to solve the issue that allows every iOS user today to download pirated apps on their non-jailbroken devices with vShare, but in the mean time it is surely a blessing to experience a variety of applications that Apple’s App Store can’t offer.