Do iPad apps run on other Macs?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Canuckistan, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Canuckistan macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    Guelph, nr Toronto, Canada

    Please tell me if any / all apps designed for iPad run on other Macs.

    I'm thinking of buying a MacBook Air and wonder if there's any buying some apps.

    I realize that the Air is not touch-screen, but does the pointer substitute for the finger.

    Are programs such Numbers and Pages regarded as "apps".

    Many thanks
  2. cube macrumors Pentium

    May 10, 2004
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    iOS apps do not run on OS X
    or vice versa

    Totally different and independent
  4. reputationZed macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2011
    34°55′42″N 80°44′41″W (34.
    There are some apps for which both OSX and iOS versions are available. You still need to purchase a different version of each app for the different platforms.
  5. macjacky11 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2011
  6. Franclin macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2011
    Running a ipad or iphone app on the mac - Short answer is no.

    "It is possible, but requires the author of the application to bundle the App specifically for you to use in the iPhone Simulator. (You'd need to have the iPhone SDK installed as well, which requires an ADC membership.)..."

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