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Emulators suffer first App Store casualty as Apple cans knockoff Game Boy app

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Frankly, another unauthorized software related to Nintendo getting taken down is par for the course and not all that surprising. However, it is notable that iGBA’s takedown.
That was quick: Apple just pulled one of the first retro-gaming emulators, iGBA, from the App Store. It only began allowing emulators earlier this month, and the iGBA app had only been approved for less than a week before getting yanked for violating copyright and spam policies.
Frankly, another unauthorized software related to Nintendo getting taken down is par for the course and not all that surprising. However, it is notable that iGBA’s takedown originated from something other than Nintendo’s DMCA legal hounds. Apple either removed it for its own reasons or the developer of the GBA4iOS emulator that the app is based on indirectly prompted the removal.
Shortly after iGBA appeared in the App Store, it quickly rose in the download rankings, garnering much attention from gamers excited to play their favorite Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Color titles on their iPhones.

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