I am a proponent of the iOS/iPadOS App Store and its rules because they really provide the casual user with a reasonably safe user experience when using iDevices.
Then again, there are occasions when you encounter situations like this one where it is totally understandable that a rule like this exists, but… Well… To quote somebody else:
Cited for violating rule 11.38, which prohibits excessive harmless nostalgic fun.
I do not see a solution for issues like that. But it is one of the reasons why I consider a more open experience like on the Mac a necessity for me for my main device. Which basically means that a device that is that heavily limited and locked down because of the App Store like my iPhone cannot be my main device. I am fine with that for my iPhone, but this is one of the main reasons why an iPad cannot replace something like my shiny new Macbook Air.
Then again, the rules are the rules. But…
If and when iDOS 2 is booted from the App Store, it will mark an end to an app series that dates back to 2010. Li’s first iDOS emulator was also pulled before making its way back onto the storefront in 2011. A subsequent version, the current iDOS 2, launched in 2014.
That is what I dislike about the AppStore. There is no reliability for developers and customers: everything can be pulled at any moment for many reasons, no matter if an app had been “fine” with Apple previously.
This is something that does not work for me when it comes down to software I rely on. Again, one more reason why it is important to me to have a Mac that allows me to do and to install what I want. With all consequences that come with this option. After all, even if Apple thinks that its decisions are the best for me, there are occasions when they are not what is the best for me.