Using iPad apps on Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by appleslave777, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I am currently debating on getting the new iPad or the new Macbook Pro 15". I am a sound engineer and use a Yamaha LS9 soundboard. Yamaha just announced that they are releasing an iPad app that allows you to control the LS9 remotely from your iPad. My question is under Lion will I be able to access the app on my computer or not? Any help is much appreciated
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    No.

    But wait for WWDC 2011 to confirm this.
     
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    maflynn

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    Nothing has been mentioned about this by apple, but given that Lion is not complete yet, its quite possible
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    No. Lion will not run apps build for the iPad. Period. End of story.
     
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    You may be wrong after all.

    On Mac Dev Forums, someone said that one of the secret features in Lion will be the ability to run iOS apps on Mac.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    They are totally separate architectures. Unless you expect Apple add support for another architecture or add all its iOS libraries to Mac plus recompile all apps for Intel I do not see it happening. There would be clear evidence in the operating system of either.
     
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    I don't think that will happen with 10.7.

    That's counter productive to Mac App Store and Apple Design in general.

    May be Mac OS 11. But I highly doubt this.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    I'd place my guess that the chance of this actually happening is about 5%. The iOS and Mac OS X architectures are quite different, such a feat would be quite impressive.

    I hear a company (what was it... PopCap? I can't recall) has been working on a program that ports iOS apps to the Mac, but I have yet to really hear how it works, and it's certainly not built in to Lion.

    Like some have said, I'd wait for WWDC.
     
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    What are you, guys, talking about? What different architecture? We've already got iOS Simulator on Mac that perfectly runs iOS apps (on Mac). So it's easily doable. I mean, how hard would it be to convert the already existing iOS Simulator into, say, a dedicated app/environment for running iOS apps?

    By the way, the same person claimed that App Store (+ ability to download apps) is coming to the next version of iOS Simulator in Lion.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Do you not understand how the simulator works? It and the frameworks to handle iOS applications come packaged with a 4 GB IDE which has everything interwoven so that only iOS applications that can run on it are those that have been compiled natively. So, if Apple was to allow the running of iPad apps which has been speculated, then I would suspect that they would make the frameworks part of the actual preview distribution instead of the IDE.

    Also, besides the fact that you would need the IDE and the frameworks that come with it to run iOS applications, then you actually need applications that have been compiled for your Mac since last time I checked all applications submitted to the app store are compiled for the CPU architecture that iOS devices use, and as we all know that is not Intel.
     

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