Windows as development environment for iphone

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by nawmobile, May 13, 2009.

  1. nawmobile macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have iPhone and would like to start developing apps; however, I never used MAC before nor am planning to get one. I'm used to PC (Windows). Is it possible or am I just out of luck. What should I do to go about developing iPhone apps using Windows?

    Thanks
    Tariq
     
  2. BlackWolf macrumors regular

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    not really. you could use vmware or you could install mac os x on your pc, which is possible and even legal if you buy a copy of mac os x afaik, but it's really just luck if it works or nor.
     
  3. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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  4. eddietr macrumors 6502a

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    The SDK is Mac only. That's not going to change anytime soon.
     
  5. firewood macrumors 604

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    You are out of luck. It is not possible to run the SDK under Windows. If you really want to start developing iPhone apps, you will have to change your mind about running Mac OS. Only Macs do that in a supported and future-proof manner.
     
  6. jtbullet macrumors member

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  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Make sure it's an Intel Mac, not an older PPC (G4) one. The SDK is only officially supported on Intel Macs (although there are ways to get it install on PPC ones and even then some stuff probably doesn't work).
     
  8. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Emphasis mine since it is not legal - the SLA of Mac OSX states that it is only to be run on Apple hardware.
     
  9. jtbullet macrumors member

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    mac mini: mine is the cheapest i could find that was capable of the sdk!
    core solo all the way baby!
     

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