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Mac for iPhone Apps development

Vishwanath Balaji
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Hi,

I am new to iPhone. But interested in learning about the Apps development.
Understood that "knowledge of Objective-C" and a "Mac with OS X" are the prerequisites for the development.

As the Mac laptops are usually expensive, I am looking for a less expensive Mac.
Found one Mac Mini on Amazon.
But not sure if this would serve my purpose. (I do not have any experience with Macs)

Can you please advise?

Thanks
Bear Bibeault
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It's "Mac", not "MAC", which means something completely different.

I have fixed the post for you.


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Bear Bibeault
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The Mac Mini is a fine machine, especially of you already have a display that you like.

We have two.
Vishwanath Balaji
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Bear Bibeault wrote:It's "Mac", not "MAC", which means something completely different.

I have fixed the post for you.


Yes, it means totally different. Thanks for the correction.
Bear Bibeault
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My pleasure.
Paul Michael
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Make sure you get the Mac Mini with 2GB memory to be on the safe side.

Why not go for the MacBook white instead? It's almost the same price as the Mac Mini if you think about the other stuff you need for the Mac Mini (keyboard, mighty mouse and LCD screen).


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I'd go with 4GB if that's at all within your budget. 2GB may be OK, but 1GB is definitely not enough.


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krishna kanaga
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No the iphone uses the same os as is on the mac (panther or leopard or one of them) so apps can only be built and tested on a mac sorry.
 
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