Bare minimum Mac Mini for Xcode?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Tyler2Tall, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Tyler2Tall macrumors newbie

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    I am a PC user, and am very interested in trying to write IOS apps. I have read about Hackintosh, and DragonFireSDK and things like that, but I feel like the best option for me is to pick up a Mac Mini. I am a college student, so I want to spend the least amount of money possible. I have seem mini's on craigslist often in the $200-300 range, and was wondering if any this cheap would fit my needs. I know Xcode requires an Intel processor, but is the first mac mini that had a Intel processor going to fit my needs?
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I'd go for at least a Core2Duo 2.0Ghz processor minimum. Otherwise you'll be limited by new OS restrictions.
     
  3. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Go for the 2009 mini. They're still great machines that will have software support going forward.
     
  4. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

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