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'Fake' Ninja Turtles app slips through Apple's net

Vietnamese developer launched $5 game over six weeks ago; customers complain of being misled.
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A game that appears to be in clear breach of several copyright and trademark laws has slipped through Apple’s notoriously strict screening process.

The iPhone manufacturer has allowed a Vietnamese developer, known as Dang Van Phuong, to publish a $5 bootleg Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game (pictured) onto the App Store.

It is not thought Dang Van Phuong owns a Ninja Turtles licence. Customers have complained of being misled into thinking the game was official. One review said “there seems to be no way to actually interact with the game”.

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