This is one of those stories that is really hard to believe. This YouTube user, by the name of “Bubble Wrap”, claims to have built an iOS emulator for the BlackBerry PlayBook. The video is quite convincing, but it just looks too good to be true. This emulator is apparently only for apps and games. It does not run a version of iOS. You launch the emulator, apparently called “Brine”, and then choose the iOS games from there. Take a look at the video for your self.
Being able to run any firmware or software you want, on any device you want would definitely be ideal. That’s just not how it works. That is why these emulators are created. We’ve seen a few different video game console emulators running in iOS, but never has an iOS emulator been successfully created on other platforms.
There has been some question as to wether this is legit or not. The video is believable, but some are doubting that this is even possible. Check out the “Crackberry” forums, where there is a thread titled Real or Fake? iOS apps run on Playbook.
This developer has also been working on a Windows version of this emulator.
Presumably, you would have to somehow bypass Apple’s DRM to use the apps in this way. This would mean using cracked or pirated apps to use this emulator, which would make this undesirable. What are your thoughts on this emulator? Let us know what you think in the comments below.