This past Saturday a thread popped up in the CrackBerry Forums by new member businesscat2000, titled iOS Apps running on PlayBook! The thread linked to this video on youtube, which runs through a demo of iOS apps running on the BlackBerry PlayBook via an iOS player of sorts, including Super Monkey Ball, Tiny Tower, Tom Tom, Sushi Cat, iFart (of course) and more. This video also linked to another youtube video, showing the iOS Player running in a Windows environment.
Impossible? Nope. Quite possible, in fact. And the publication of APIs (required) means that unless you stole the code from Apple to implement those APIs it's perfectly ok for you to do this. So has ruled a judge, in fact, in a similar case.
I'm sure Apple will be less than pleased, but RIMM ought to be quite pleased and consider jumping all over this. They probably won't, for the simple reason that they still haven't opened their system up to GAPPS (Android) even though that's a trivial exercise as they have already implemented the capability.
This is what happens when you pick an operating environment wisely, which RIMM did. Now if they would just do a few other intelligent things, they might have a shot at regaining relevence.
Nonetheless there is no evidence, as of yet, that heads has come out of the posteriors of the board members or management at RIMM.
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