Gaming emulators are now on the App Store after Apple relaxed the rules

Gaming emulators are now on the App Store after Apple relaxed the rules

Game emulators are now available on the iOS App Store just a week after Apple changed its guidelines.

According to AppleInsiderEmulators such as Emoo 64 XL for the Commodore 64 and IGBA for the Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Color have popped up on the App Store. They are available to download for iPhone and iPad users — both emulators are free to download and have no in-app purchases.

Last week, Apple changed its App Store policy to say that “retro game console emulator apps may offer to download games.” Apple users have had FOMO for years about not being able to download the retro game emulators that are widely available on Android. The tech giant previously banned emulators from the App Store, but its relationships with third-party developers have been accused of being anti-competitive. Emulators are a Legally a bit complicated Because developers don't own the games, companies like Nintendo do.

But Apple was recently Billions of euros fined in Europe And face Antitrust suit From the US Department of Justice. This means that Apple's policy change was likely an attempt to get ahead of its own legal problems. Recently, Apple also allowed third-party video game streaming apps from the likes of Xbox and Nvidia, a welcome change for gamers frustrated by its strict policies.

Emu 64 XL is designed for iPads but also runs on iPhones and Macs with iOS 11 and macOS 11 or higher. The emulator also works on iGBA iPhones iPads (iOS 12 and iPadOS 12 or higher) and M1 Macs.

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