Apple Pulls Official “Texas Hold’em” App from Store

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Apple’s only official iOS game, titled simply “Texas Hold’em,” was recently removed from the Apple OS store.

Apple’s only official iOS game, titled simply “Texas Hold’em,” was recently removed from the Apple OS store.

Debuting in the App Store in 2008, the play-money poker game that pitted you against simple AI opponents was advanced for its time and fueled speculation that Apple was looking to dominate the mobile gaming space. But in the last three years there have been no other official games developed, and “Texas Hold’em” received little attention.

It has since been superseded by socially-aware alternatives like Zynga Poker and its ilk and, although popular among many customers, its lack of updates meant it was rather behind the times in the features and graphics department.

Texas Hold’em retailed for $4.99 before it was unceremoniously yanked from the App Store in November. Previous customers who fancy a little nostalgia may be disappointed to find out that they can no longer download and install the game.

Apple's Texas Hold'em, removed from the App Store in November

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