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Old Sep 8, 2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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Software to Run iPhone Apps on Windows XP

Is there software that will allow me to run iPhone applications on a Windows PC? I've struck out on my (brief) searches. Why would I want this software? I don't own an iPhone but have a couple ideas for applications (like the other 4 million people) and would simple like to review existing products.....and have no need (yet) for an iPhone.
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Old Sep 8, 2008, 05:23 PM   #2
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There is none. It would need to accurately re-implement all the Apple proprietary APIs as well as emulate the platform. Basically very unlikely to ever exist unless Apple want it to. It's worth noting that Apples own simulator for development on OSX only lets you run your own code, not production applications from the App Store. The reason for this is that it does not emulate the iPhone platform so cannot run the ARM compiled code.
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Old Sep 8, 2008, 05:24 PM   #3
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Is there software that will allow me to run iPhone applications on a Windows PC? I've struck out on my (brief) searches. Why would I want this software? I don't own an iPhone but have a couple ideas for applications (like the other 4 million people) and would simple like to review existing products.....and have no need (yet) for an iPhone.
I would suggest that if you are planning on developing software for the iPhone you should really get an iPhone as no computer interface will give you the true experience.
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Old Sep 8, 2008, 05:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick replies.....both make perfect sense.
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5C1 Safari/525.20)

Also, you can only develop on a Mac, no SDK for Windows.
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Although the world does not want me(!!) programming....I did search for a windows SDK and struck out (probably for the better). Thanks.
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Although the world does not want me(!!) programming....I did search for a windows SDK and struck out (probably for the better). Thanks.
Cocoa > you. Thanks for trying =).
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thanks for clarifying i had downloaded a few emulators but they all seemed to fake and are showing stupid screens with no real purpose
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thanks for clarifying i had downloaded a few emulators but they all seemed to fake and are showing stupid screens with no real purpose
Took you 5 years to figure that out?
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Holy carp. I think this resurrection is a record.
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IOS running on a Windows tablet... boy that would drive Ballmer boinkers.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 01:32 PM   #12
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After a really quick Google search, I found this:

http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/inde...ipad-emulator/

iPadian is available as an open-source program for Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP.

There's also this link for an iPhone emulator:

http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/inde...r-for-windows/

YMMV
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Took you 5 years to figure that out?
I am not a developer I am a designer
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