Commodore 64 Comes to the iPhone

The iPhone went retro over the U.S. Labor Day weekend with Apple's approval of Manomio's Commodore 64 emulator app. That 1980's goodness, however, was short lived because the application was pulled from the App Store because of its built-in BASIC programming support.

"We had agreed with Apple to remove basic from the application, but as we believed it would be possible to convince Apple to let it in later on, we left it in the app to be activated remotely by us when we had 'go' from Apple," Manomio said on its company Web site.

Along with built-in BASIC support, the company's application included several classic C64 games such as Dragons Den, Jupiter Lander, Arctic Shipwreck, and more.

Manomio has resubmitted a version of its C64 emulator sans BASIC support to Apple for App Store approval, but there isn't any word yet on when old school computer fans will be able to get their hands on the app.

[Thanks to SlashGear for the heads up.]