how long before windows xcode?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by chris200x9, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. Stella macrumors 604

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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.
     
  3. Zyniker macrumors 6502

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  4. blunderboy macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Never. Its not a particularly good development environment. Eclipse/Visual Studio are far better.
     
  6. *LTD* macrumors G4

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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.
     

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