The primary Apple-approved emulators for the iPhone have arrived

A screenshot of iGBA running Mario Vs. Donkey Kong for the GBA.
A screenshot from iGBA. | Screenshot: Wes Davis / The Verge

I performed Sport Boy Advance video games on my iPhone final evening because of a brand new emulator referred to as iGBA, which seems to be the primary Sport Boy Advance emulator on the App Retailer since Apple began permitting emulators worldwide. The one hassle is, it doesn’t appear like iGBA is developer Mattia La Spina’s personal work.

In an e mail to The Verge, developer Riley Testut mentioned the app is an unauthorized clone of GBA4iOS, the open-source emulator he created for iOS over a decade in the past (and just lately resurrected for the Imaginative and prescient Professional). He mentioned his app makes use of the GNU GPLv2 license. A Mastodon person discovered that iGBA doesn’t reference the license, which can violate its phrases.

Regardless of that, he says it’s Apple he’s annoyed with, not La Spina.

Testut additionally offered…

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