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A sneaky piracy app is trending in Apple’s App Store

A screenshot from the Kimi app in the macOS App Store shows four fake sample shots from the app that make it look like an image comparison app.
The Kimi app as viewed in the macOS App Store. | Screenshot: Wes Davis / The Verge

There’s a vision testing app called Kimi sitting at number eight in the Apple iOS App Store’s trending list of free entertainment apps right now (and number 46 overall for free apps!). But it’s not an app for testing your eyesight, at least not unless you consider watching pirated movies on your smartphone a form of vision testing, which, I suppose you could?

I called Kimi sneaky in the headline, and it is insofar as if you glanced at it, you’d probably dismiss it immediately because it looks so very scammy and it’s actually not the vision testing app it claims to be. But it’s also simultaneously astoundingly blatant. There’s a half-assed description (beneath the quarter-assed screenshots) that says it’s “an interesting APP that tests…

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