Apple Removes ‘iDOS 2’ From IOS App Store

Apple on Monday eliminated widespread DOS emulator "iDOS 2" from the iOS App Retailer, citing tips in opposition to putting in or operating executable code that adjustments an app's options or performance.

Developer Chaoji Li first warned clients of iDOS 2's imminent demise in late July, saying Apple would pull the title as a result of it fails to watch App Retailer Evaluation guideline 2.5.2. 

Apple's rule states, "Apps must be self-contained of their bundles, and should not learn or write information exterior the designated container space, nor might they obtain, set up, or execute code which introduces or adjustments options or performance of the app, together with different apps."

Li confirmed the elimination of his app in a tweet on Monday. 

A well-liked emulator, iDOS 2 simulated the DOS system on iOS to allow entry to basic video games and permit customers to code, work together with functions and even run Home windows 3.1. Updates to the app enabled PC keyboard, gamepad, and mouse connectivity through Bluetooth. 

An replace in September introduced iTunes File Sharing compatibility, permitting customers to import recordsdata and run customized video games or applications. It was this utility that caught Apple's ire. 

"Particularly, your app executes iDOS package deal and picture recordsdata and permits iTunes File Sharing and Information help for importing video games. Executing code can introduce or adjustments options or performance of the app and permits for downloading of content material with out licensing," Apple mentioned in a letter to Li. 

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