Apple is cracking down on websites that sell access to pre-release, beta versions of its iOS6 iPhone and iPad software.
Beta software is incomplete, and Apple only makes it available to software developers for testing purposes.
The websites charge about $10 (£6.45) to register an individual device so that it can run iOS6 beta software.
Apple has sent legal notices to web-hosting companies requesting that they disable the websites.
Apple offers the latest finished versions of its iOS mobile operating system free, but charges registered developers $99 (£65) to access beta versions.
This payment entitles developers to “activate” the Unique Device IDentifier (UDID) numbers of up to one hundred iOS devices with Apple so that they can run iOS 6 beta software. iOS6 is expected to be released later this year.
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