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Ecto1
14th August 2009, 03:31 PM
Apple might have let one slip by. An app that looks awfully similar to the Nintendo DS is now available in its App Store.

Story Here (http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-10309522-17.html)

http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/bto/20090813/zm2_dev.jpg

~Coxy
14th August 2009, 04:34 PM
Does it say what that app actually does?

banjo
14th August 2009, 05:49 PM
Seems it duplicates the look and some of the functionality of the DS. Nintendo might have a cow about it, but I doubt Apple will care too much unless they get hit with a copyright suit because it's not "emulation", just duplication.

~Coxy
14th August 2009, 05:54 PM
But the DS doesn't actually have any functionality without a game inserted, except for Pictochat, which would seem to me to be pretty shit without a stylus.

banjo
14th August 2009, 06:00 PM
But the DS doesn't actually have any functionality without a game inserted, except for Pictochat, which would seem to me to be pretty shit without a stylus.

*shrug*

I never said it was a good effort, or terribly useful application. According to the article it has a game or two. Why play games in a DS look-alike app when you can just play games on the phone itself without the crappy interface?