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Eagle11

Make iPhone Apps on a PC

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Is there any way to make iPhone apps on a PC? I would like to make apps for the iPhone/iTouch, but I don't have a mac. Thanks.
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Yes it is technically possible and there is several ways of doing it but thay all breech Apples EULA so it isn't legally possible.
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Is there any way to make iPhone apps on a PC? I would like to make apps for the iPhone/iTouch, but I don't have a mac.
Thanks.

Nope. You've gotta have a Mac. Apple only releases a Mac version of the iPhone SDK.

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There's no way to do it. Even if you found all the frameworks (Cocoa, Foundation, etc.), you wouldn't be able to deploy/test the application on the iPhone, nor would you have the emulator that lets you test on your computer before deployment.
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apparently you can do it by pirating some sort of hacked version of the mac os that can be run on on a pc, but this is definitely illegal.
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apparently you can do it by pirating some sort of hacked version of the mac os that can be run on on a pc, but this is definitely illegal.
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You can 'make' the game on a cross platform toolset such as the one found here http://codesuppository.blogspot.com/ but you still need a mac to compile the iPhone version and deploy it for the iPhone.
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Well, that kinda stinks. I don't have $1300 to spend on a mac... oh well.


The Mac Mini is $599 and you can use your existing monitor, mouse and keyboard. Of course, if you don't have $599, you're still sunk. ;-)
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Yeah, for now i'm still out of luck. Maybe after the summer I'll have some extra cash...
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What's the legal stance of buying a copy of OSX then running it in VM?
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What's the legal stance of buying a copy of OSX then running it in VM?

It is against the Leopard Server TOS to use on none apple hardware, for other versions it is against the TOS even using apple hardware.

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I found it easier just to suck it up and buy a Macbook pro and then duel boot Vista with Boot Camp.

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Yea I use a mac mini. It's more than powerful enough for iPhone development. Anything more than that is overkill.
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Well, that kinda stinks. I don't have $1300 to spend on a mac... oh well.


The Mac Mini is $599 and you can use your existing monitor, mouse and keyboard. Of course, if you don't have $599, you're still sunk. ;-)

Yeah, it looks like I might have to get a macmini myself since my powerpc mac powerbook also isn't supported for iphone development!
You need to have an Intel based Mac I believe at least that's what it told me last time I tried to use the iphone devkit.

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Firstly, it's not illegal to make an iPhone app on Windows... chist, I mean we are living in a free country after all. However, you would have to use a hacked toolchain (that's very difficult to get working) and Apple won't publish your game on appstore.
What you can do is buy a copy of OS X and install it on you PC (known as a hackintosh). This is 100% legal - despite what apple says.
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Firstly, it's not illegal to make an iPhone app on Windows... chist, I mean we are living in a free country after all.

Nobody said it was.
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Original post by captainfreedomWhat you can do is buy a copy of OS X and install it on you PC (known as a hackintosh). This is 100% legal - despite what apple says.

Unless you are a lawyer, it might be best not to give legal advice. If you are a lawyer, you should know better than to give legal advice.

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With a Mac Mini, could I plug it into my laptop and run mac, then restart and run windows whenever I wanted?
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With a Mac Mini, could I plug it into my laptop and run mac, then restart and run windows whenever I wanted?


You can use boot camp to duel boot the Mac Mini between Mac OS and Either XP or Vista. I have found that for the Macbook that Vista works better, but from what I hear, XP works fine on the Mini.

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You can use boot camp to duel boot...

What's "duel booting"? Is that when you have two operating systems take ten paces then turn and try to crash each other, with the victor getting to boot?

The word is dual. Dual booting, as in "booting two different operating systems."
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[quote]Original post by Dave Hunt
Nobody said it was.
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Yes, they did. Read a couple of post back. Just dispelling some fud that's all.

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I have a macbook pro and I don't even dualboot to run XP, I just open a virtual machine with VMWare fusion which is amazing. You cant tell its a virtual machine cause everything just works so awesome.

Not to mention I love how I can drag and drop from mac os which is on one screen, to my monitor running windows xp.
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Nobody said it was.

Yes, they did. Read a couple of post back. Just dispelling some fud that's all.

Fud? Yes you did post "fud"
http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/macosxserver104.pdf
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2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions.
A. Mac OS X Server Software. This License allows you to install and use one copy of the Mac OS X Server software (the “Mac OS X Server Software”) on a
single Apple-labeled computer. You may also install and use other copies of Mac OS X Server Software on the same Apple-labeled computer, provided that
you acquire an individual and valid license from Apple for each of these other copies of Mac OS X Server Software. You agree not to install, use or run the
Apple Software on any non-Apple-labeled computer
, or to enable others to do so. This License does not allow the Mac OS X Server Software to exist on more
than one computer at a time, and you may not make the Apple Software available over a network where it could be used by multiple computers at the same
time...


Just in case you did not see it
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You agree not to install, use or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple-labeled computer
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