Apple’s iOS 8.1 has closed access to emulators consoles GBA and SNES




Apple iOS 8.1 is limited in the ability to work with gaming consoles emulators without jailbreaking. Wrote about this in his twitter created GBA4iOS – popular emulator consoles Game Boy Advance for the iPhone and iPad.


GBA4iOS is an analogue of another common solutions webNES, with which you can run games on Nintendo iOS-devices. Process is reduced to opening Safari on your mobile device developer’s site, the date changes and deploy the web application to run under the arcades console Game Boy Advance.

However, in iOS 8.1, Apple engineers have closed “loophole” that allows you to download programs in a similar way. According to Riley Testuta, the new operating system can not use the trick of changing the date of an earlier. As a result, users do not have the ability to install programs that have not been moderated in the App Store.

In fact, in iOS 8.1 can not be installed not only emulators gaming consoles like Game Boy Advance or SNES , but also, for example, a free film library Movie Box with access to content based on technology BitTorrent. In his twitter Testut sarcastically thanked Apple for innovation in iOS 8.1, the blocking operation of such decisions.


iOS 8.1 is currently under testing. The first beta debuted on September 30 . The release of the final version of the operating system will be held simultaneously with the launch of the payment service Apple Pay. More information about this will be known on October 16 : On this day, Apple has scheduled a presentation of a new generation of iPad, iMac with Retina display and other new products.

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