Apple's position is not that you can't run an iOS app on your Mac. They provide an emulator for free with the development kit. Apple's position is that you generally don't want to run iOS applications except on a phone or tablet. They may be wrong (although there's a distinct lack of apps on my iPhone that would make sense on my desktop or laptop computers), but it's a conscious decision.
Sorry, but that "emulator" is a similator only.. It requires the original code of the app to run, and can't do anything but surf the web, the other "apps" are dummies. It's only applicatiion is to let devs see how their app would behave on an iOS device. It can't run external iOS apps. As far as wanting to run these apps on OSX, perhaps there's similar productivity apps for the OSX platform, but when it comes to games such as pinball, over 90% of the currently available ones are iOS only. Since the developers of many keep promising to port them to OSX, but never do, an emulator is currently the only optionsort of having several devices for all the games, short of an iOS layer in OSX..
For the record, the United States is not the problem in Peurto Rico. They've held multiple referendums about independence, statehood, etc... They continue to choose the status quo each time, by a narrow margin. We've never even had the opportunity to address statehood in Congress because they've never gotten that far, and we can't force statehood OR independence down their throats. So maybe back off on that one.
Golly.. That is the very same argument Britain used about India, in the Victorian era.
Pakistan is a very radical Islamic country. Why did they seceed from India when India has millions of muslims? Because it wasn't radical enough. Education is dangerous to the extremists with beards if women started thinking for themselves then how can they have Sharia law?
Yup, they're still using the same method of advertising their radicalness. Bullets for God. Started with The Mahatma Gandhi...