Will this work?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ghall, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    I just had an idea while watching the video for the SDK event today. Since apps can be loaded onto the iPhone with the new Xcode, wouldn't it be possible to have someone download the source and then build it onto their iPhone?

    Or maybe I don't understand how it works.
     
  2. werkedm3 macrumors member

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    It is probably possible, but that would mean everyone installing the app would need to pay the $99, unless a workaround is created.
     
  3. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    Isn't the SDK a free download?
     
  4. werkedm3 macrumors member

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    To write programs yes, but from what I understand, there is no way to get them onto the iphone to actually test them/run them without paying the $99. I could be wrong though
     
  5. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    Oh....crap. Oh well, hackers are smart they will figure something out.
     
  6. igglepuff macrumors regular

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    yea the regular version won't cpoy to your phone or touch. if you pay the listing fee i think you get a tool to copy over to give it a test run..
     
  7. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    My understanding is you can put apps on your iPhone for free, but you need version 2.0. Right now, you can only get that by paying the $99. But come June, you should be able to compile all the code you want and put it on your iPhone for free.
     

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