how long before windows xcode?

chris200x9

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I just thought I'd start this thread to see how many people think apple will be forced to make a windows xcode? I think this will happen, because of the iphone. Right now as it is if you want to develop an iphone app you need a mac. I think as iphone marketshare of iphones grow this will be ruled as anti-competitive.
 

Stella

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Apr 21, 2003
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I hope not.

If you want to develop iPhone, you buy a Mac.

"I think as iphone marketshare of iphones grow this will be ruled as anti-competitive."

iPhone has a looong way to.. iPhone is what, 12% or so in marketshare.
 

blunderboy

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Feb 13, 2010
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I can't see Apple doing this. It would cut into their own Mac sales, and Xcode is inherently a Mac platform, and I imagine that Apple wants to emphasise the integration between Mac OS, iOS and Xcode.
 

Eraserhead

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Never. Its not a particularly good development environment. Eclipse/Visual Studio are far better.
 

*LTD*

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For what reason?

Mac sales are high. Developers seem just fine getting their hands on Macs.

Who's going to "force" Apple? It's Apple's own platform, after all.