How to program for iPhone in Windows?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by skypower, May 22, 2010.

  1. skypower macrumors newbie

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    First of all, I want to apologize if this is not the best forum to post this, but I could'nt find any better.

    Now on the topic, I want to program for the iPhone but as far as I know I have to program it on a Mac. Is there a way to program in Windows? If not, can I install Mac OS in Windows?

    Please help me I would really appreciate it!
     
  2. bignoggins macrumors newbie

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    No you need a Mac to develop for iPhone. There are ways to get around this but new Apple rules will make it very hard to get your app approved if you don't develop using Apple tools (XCode on Mac)
     
  3. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

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    Isn't it just required for it to be native Objective-C? Not necessarily XCode? Or did they actually say it has to be XCode?
     
  4. skypower thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You mean I need to buy one?
     
  5. khanriazaoif macrumors member

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    Yes. You need to buy a Mac. I know a lot of developers that bought the Mac mini. Around $500, no keyboard, mouse or display but the cheapest Mac but it's still a great machine. That said they just updated the mbpros and there insanely fast, portable with awesome battery life and portable but your minimum doubling the investment.
     

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