Apple Approves and Later Removes iDOS – DOS Emulator App From The App Store

News | Wednesday October 20 2010 3:18 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

This app is a DOSbox based open source DOS emulator, which offers support for keyboard, mouse and even multiple screen modes. iDos works equally well on the 4th iPod Touch 4G at 960*640 resolution! It had a brief stay at the App Store before being officially booted out. The reason for the removal is still not clear.
In the time which the app was available, some lucky users who managed to download it, have been testing out various retro DOS games and applications on it. The things you could do with this app is mind blowing! A user for example, has even managed to successfully install Windows 3.0 on his iPad using this app. Others in the meantime have run Space Quest, Sierra Adventure games and even Warcraft 2 on their iOS based gadgets using iDOS.
That said,Emulator apps has had ahistoryof being booted out of the App Store in the past. Not long ago, the Commodore64 emulator too suffered the
.Itwas however
after the developer made it “compatible” with the terms of the relaxed App Store terms and conditions.
Even though Apple has now pulled the app, there is hope for folks who have jailbroken their iPhone , iPad or iPod Touch. Folks at Litchie have posted
on how to install the DosPad – thejailbreak version of the app calledon the iPad.
Were you one of the lucky ones to download iDos before it was removed? Let us know what you think of the DOS emulator in the comments below.

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