Independent Unauthorized App Store For the iPhone About to Debut

Would You Download an App From a Non-iTunes App Store?


If the App Store is your favorite part of the iPhone, then you're probably always looking for the best apps. However, even the gargantuan App Store in iTunes may not have everything you want — and to serve that desire, a few unauthorized, independent iPhone app stores are about to launch.

At least one of these stores would require you to have a jail-broken iPhone, but some will not require that and merely provide alternatives.

I'm skittish, so I'd probably stick to iTunes for my app downloads, but that's not to say I couldn't be tempted by a really outstanding app from an outside store. What do you think of these rogue apps? Would you download one from a third-party store?

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