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Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by siupilot, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. siupilot macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to develop for the iPhone using a Windows based PC? I suppose I could use a Mac emulator and buy the latest version of Mac OS X, but I'm wondering if there's an easier way to do it. I.E. Windows compatible version of xCode.

    Thanks.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    No, and No. There are no 'stable' Mac emulators, although you could just build a hackintosh or buy a Mac mini (same cost).

    TEG
     
  3. siupilot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So basically, unless I buy a Mac there's no way to get into iPhone development.
     
  4. jnic macrumors 6502a

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    ... or turn your current system into a hackintosh, as TEG mentioned.
     
  5. siupilot thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. dejo Moderator

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    Basically.
     
  7. RodThePlod macrumors 6502a

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    Not strictly true. I started off down the Hackintosh route and managed to get Mac OS X running on my Dell Notebook. Ran quite well actually - apart from the fact I couldn't get sound to work. Or sleep. Used the SDK like this for a couple of months until I couldn't get on with the small screen.

    So I bought an Intel Mac mini off eBay for 280 notes. Runs the SDK very well and I consider it a good investment.

    I'll be submitting my first app to Apple within the next week or so!

    :)

    RTP
     

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