Update: See The Story Behind iOS App Player on BlackBerry 10
According to a source with knowledge of the matter, BlackBerry 10 smartphones can run iOS apps using an iOS App Player. In fact, one such iOS app available on BlackBerry World is Reebee. The source indicates that Reebee on BlackBerry 10 is written in Objective-C. The pictures below of Reebee running on a BlackBerry Z10 show that the transition animations are clearly from iOS.
The iOS App Player was developed by Inception Mobile, a start-up in stealth mode that is part of Communitech’s HyperDrive accelerator program. The company helped Reebee Inc bring Reebee to BlackBerry World. The source reveals that Inception Mobile was able to run 50-100 of the top iOS games on BlackBerry 10, and that he has personally seen Temple Run running on a BB 10 smartphone.
BlackBerry 10 Could Get Hundreds of Thousands of iOS Apps
BlackBerry 10 already runs Android apps using an Android Runtime. BlackBerry 10.2 will be supporting the latest version of Android Jellybean (Android 4.2.2), which will allow BB 10 smartphones to run the latest version of Android apps. The existence of this iOS App Player means that hundreds of thousands of iOS apps could be coming to BlackBerry 10 (in addition to BB 10 and Android apps).
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