Delta 1.6 released in the EU and for Patreon members with a worldwide App Store release in the works

Delta 1.6 released in the EU and for Patreon members with a worldwide App Store release in the works

Delta, the retro gaming emulator that took the App Store by storm when it released earlier this spring and now has over 10 million users, has been updated in the EU via AltStore PAL and for Patreon members, who can sideload the app. An update to the App Store version has been submitted to the App Store for the rest of the world, but has not yet been approved.

The update brings official iPadOS support to Delta for the first time. That means support for native iPad features like Split View, Stage Manager, multiwindowing, and even Handoff, which can be used to move a game from one device to another. The update also introduces a refinement of Delta’s new icon, which was changed after Adobe felt it looked too similar to its own logo and required Delta to make changes to the icon. Delta’s built-in skins have also been updated to work with the iPad’s larger screen:

I’ve had a chance to try out the new Delta 1.6 iPad features and they’re great, so I was disappointed to see that the app was rejected by App Review. According to the AltStore Mastodon account, the reason was because the app contained a link to the developers’ Patreon page, even though that link was present in previous versions of the app. The Patreon link has been removed and the app has been resubmitted, so hopefully the update will be available globally soon.

It’s unfortunate that Delta 1.6 is being held back in App Review, but unless Apple files further objections I expect we’ll see the update hit the App Store soon.

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