Running Iphone Apps On A mac.

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  1. whatwho868 macrumors newbie

    whatwho868

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    Hey, I've tried running iphone apps on a mac, using the developer emulator apple provides. At first, I tried opening the files with the program, and that didn't work. Then, I tried moving the file to the folder where the other iphone apps are (the sample ones included with the sdk and that appear on the iphone emulator), and that didn't work. I noticed all the other files were .app , so I tried changing the .ipa to .app . When I tried that, it said "you do not have sufficient privileges to change this. I am an administrator. Does anyone know a workaround (possibly in terminal) to let me change the .ipa file to a .app file, or does anyone know another way to run an iphone app on the mac? Any help appreciated.
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    You can't run iPhone apps on a Mac. They're compiled for an ARM chip.
     
  3. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Yet... ? ;)
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    You have my blessing on making an emulator. Good luck. :p
     
  5. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    How outlandish an idea is it, really?

    http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/19319/

    I'm talking about Macs of the future - If Apple goes with ARM for a Mac slate/netbook/other - then why not have compatiability?

    How much work would it be to compile 10.6 for ARM?

    http://blogs.computerworld.com/apples_tablet_to_be_based_on_arm_cortex_architecture

    The discussion at the bottom seems to indicate it wouldn't be impossible.

    Not happening now, but in the future... maybe?

    Apple seems to be getting enough high level staff for something big (graphics, SoC, chip design, whathaveyou) and ARM is part of it Apple's future.
     

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