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Catch it while you can: Arcade emulator iMame hits App Store, likely to be removed swiftly

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Catch it while you can: Arcade emulator iMame hits App Store, likely to be removed swiftly
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iOS
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Arcade emulator iMame has miraculously appeared on the App Store and is available for all iOS devices, but for how long?

This free app, formerly available on the black market app store Cydia, comes with nine preloaded ROMs, and supports the iCade arcade peripheral.

However, a method of loading your own ROMs has been quickly discovered. A user who contacted Touch Arcade reported that it’s possible to add a .zip ROM to the Docs folder through PhoneView.

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Apple has an interesting history when it comes to emulators: a handful have got the green light from the App Store approval team, for example, before being unceremoniously pulled shortly after.

This is one of the reasons, of course, that some iPhone users resort to jailbreaking their device. Here are nine more. Seamless.

We’re not exactly sure how iMame got through the normally relatively rigid approval system, but you may want to grab this right now while it is still available.