We all know that the BlackBerry Playbook, while quite the looker in terms of hardware, it failed to make much headway in terms of hardware sales over time. You will not find many people carrying Playbooks around, but for those who have remained loyal to the brand, you might be interested to know that developers have managed to get select iOS apps up and running on the BlackBerry Playbook itself. Of course, this has a whole lot more to do with technical achievements compared to legal or practical implications, which I am quite sure are already on the way.

According to developer businesscat2000, he likens his project to WINE, which does not perform any kind of hardware emulation, but instead relies on a custom set of APIs that will make the wheel go round. Bear in mind that while his efforts have proved to work, the entire implementation is still far from perfect, in particular when the app itself relies on Apple’s UIWebView or CoreData frameworks.

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