iPad Pro waiting for Xcode on iPad Pro

Discussion in 'iPad' started by spacebro, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. spacebro Suspended

    Oct 1, 2015
    These things have the performance. These things are called "pro". These things are costing $2000+. Where is Xcode? Why is apple the only people holding me back from using this as a pro machine? Cmon, apple.
  2. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    I’m waiting for iOS 13. I have a felling that this will be deja vu. Back in 2015 Apple announced the original iPad Pro and offered no pro functionality, they they went on and release iOS 11 and it was all iPad released features. I can not wait for next June. Everyone is going to blow their minds when they see X-Code, final cut and any other features.
  3. spacebro thread starter Suspended

    Oct 1, 2015
    Maybe it won't. I'm not sure that many people care.
  4. thisismyusername, Nov 7, 2018
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    thisismyusername macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2015
    Throw in Terminal and all the typical user-land utilities as well and it will really be a "pro" machine for me.

    I think it's only a matter of time until we have these kinds of things on an iPad.
  5. spacebro thread starter Suspended

    Oct 1, 2015
    Blink is a pretty good terminal. I only ever connect to cloud machines or to a local machine that has usb and the other IO I'll probably still need for another 5-10 years. How would it help if bash and linux were running directly on the iPad?
  6. thisismyusername macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2015
    I can't believe I never heard of that. I just tried it out and it's awesome. I've been using Prompt 2 to SSH into various servers but I'm already sold on Blink since it can remap caps lock to escape (I'm a vim user). I also really like that it just dumps you into a shell and I can actually type "ssh <server>" instead of having to use a GUI. Bonus points for having the solarized theme built in as well.

    Same reason you want xcode running on the iPad... it could maybe open up the possibility of being able to develop directly on the iPad instead of having to SSH into some other server to do it.
  7. Precursor macrumors 6502a


    Sep 29, 2015
  8. frou, Nov 7, 2018
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    frou macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2009
    Xcode is not particularly relevant for a lot of people's development, in terms of languages and tools.

    IMHO the iPad will remain a toy for the majority of development unless it exposes the real on-device Unix environment, with package manager support (e.g. Homebrew) to be able to install 3rd party languages and tools. So probably never!

    Remoting into a Linux server and working on it doesn't count. We could do that using a dirt-cheap Chromebook. Doesn't make sense to use a $1500 tablet as a "thin client".
  9. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    In the mean time check out our app hyperPad. It’s an app that lets you create mobile games nd interactive on iPad with a visual touch based programming system. It’s a full editor and toolset, can export to Xcode (with a developer tier). Already have some games and apps in the App Store created on our platform.

  10. spacebro thread starter Suspended

    Oct 1, 2015
    We're paying $300 for the computing functionality and $1200 for it to be thin and light enough to slip into a jacket pocket to go to the coffee shop.

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