Apple has killed the only game it ever made for the App Store. Texas Hold’em for iPhone is no longer available. The game originally debuted on the iPod in 2006, and Texas Hold’em was revamped with the launch of the App Store in 2008.

The game was sold for $4.99 and was last updated in September of 2008, which goes to show how much Apple cared about the title in the first place.

When the App Store launched, Apple was obviously concerned that third-party developers wouldn’t flock to the iOS platform. Apple needed something to send the message that it was serious about gaming, and at the time, Texas Hold’em for iPhone was meant to draw in other developers.

While Apple has made a host of iOS apps since 2008, the company has stayed away from gaming. Instead, big-name studios like EA and Gameloft have released dozens of popular titles in the App Store that continue to sell incredibly well.

So long, Texas Hold’em.


  • Anonymous

    Is it (now longer available) or (no longer available) at second sentence?

    • Thanks. Fixed.

    • Why does everybody Care that something is misspelled or has bad grammar?

      • some people went to school and care about proper spelling

      • Dan

        some of us that went to school know that humans can make mistakes 😉

  • Anonymous

    I remember playing this back when I had my
    First iPhone. This game had potential but like you said, they didn’t really care about updating and building on it.

  • And exactly how did one play Texas Hold’em on the iPod way back in 2006?

    • MrE

      Click Wheel

      And YES there where games made for the iPod before iPhone and App Store took over.

  • Gdghgfgjy Ggjffv

    lol FAIL apple