Run iphone apps on mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cool11, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. cool11 macrumors 65816

    cool11

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    I would like to have a way of running iphone apps on my mac.
    Something like a simulator or any other deployment.
    Is there any way to do it?
     
  2. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I saw this info before posting here, but I am not sure if it is a good option.
    I do not own an iphone, and I cannot understand what it says about source code.
    Is this possible? To have the source code of every iphone app I want to run?
    Maybe if I was an iphone owner I would know the answer.
    So, I just want to run some iphone apps, free or commercial.
    Do they come with their source code?
     
  3. Floris macrumors 68020

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    99% of the time; no.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The simulator is for running applications that you yourself are developing. It does not allow the running of apps from the store. Apps do not come with source code: this is the proprietary information of the developer. No developer will give you their source code.

    There is no way to run iOS apps from the store on a Mac.
     
  5. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    You can't do that.
     
  6. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So there is no way of running third-party iphone apps in a mac, right?
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No.
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Why? Will it include a dynamic binary translation engine to all ARM targeted code to run on x86 CPUs?
     
  9. Floris macrumors 68020

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    I think he means that perhaps a lot of developers will not just up their app from iphone to ipad, but also to the mac itself. unifying their programs.
     
  10. Winni macrumors 68030

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    Which won't be a trivial task because the APIs of iOS are not compatible with those of OS X -- unless, of course, Apple is going to port Cocoa Touch and all that other iOS-related stuff to Lion. And that, in turn, wouldn't make much sense because His Steveness already preached that Macs are no good touch devices.
     

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