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Programming for an iPhone without a Mac

Mike Firkser
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OK, I'm weird (and not just for this following reason) - I have an iPhone 4S but my home laptop runs on Windows 7. Is there any IDE out there that will let me do iPhone programming on a Windows machine. A book I just purchased (fortunately it was used and cheap) says I can only program on a Mac.

Thanks in advance for any help.


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Ulf Dittmer
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The book is correct - for iOS development you need XCode, which only runs on OS X.


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Mike Firkser
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Thank you for the response.

Oh well, so much for me becoming the next great iPhone developer. At least until it's time for me to get a new laptop or PC.

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Mac laptops have long been considered by many the best machines to run Windows. Make your next laptop a Mac and you can dual boot (or run Windows in a VM) and get the best of both worlds.

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