Universal apps Mac app store

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iPhoneCollector, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. iPhoneCollector macrumors 6502a

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    So do people thnk thei'r going to be universal apps for Mac and idevices ?
    It would be pretty awesome. And would it even be possible to emulate Mac apps on the iPhone/ iPad or vice verca?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    iToys = ARM
    Macs = x86

    It's Mac Store for a reason, Apple could have just expanded the iTunes App Store if they wanted to do what you're saying.
     
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  4. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Possible? Yes. Allowed? No. A good idea? No way.

    Any system can theoretically emulate another system, but a slower processor emulating a faster processor is just a bad idea.
     
  5. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Maybe simple apps, but I don't think so. You'd have to deal with the whole screen resolution thing too.
     
  6. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    The whole point of "Universal" Applications in Mac OS X is that they can run on PowerPC, X86 (and AMD64 if the App is 64 bit).

    The idea isn't a good one though.
     

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