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How to start iPhone development?

 
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Hi Everybody

How does one start developing iPhone/iPad apps? It seems to me that I have to register and pay $99 a year, which is quite a lot, when taking into account the exchange rate (I'm South African). So, is there something like a 'free' version? Secondly, if I were to develop an iPhone app, how would I go about running it on my iPhone? Will I have to jailbreak the device?

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Riaan Nel
 
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The 99 USD registration is only required when you are ready to deploy apps in the store (or if you need to deploy/test on your device). You don't need to enroll to develop apps. You can register (for free) to download the SDK. But to run the SDK and the Simulator (iPad/iPhone), you will need an Intel-based Mac which runs Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6).
 
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Paul Michael wrote:The 99 USD registration is only required when you are ready to deploy apps in the store (or if you need to deploy/test on your device). You don't need to enroll to develop apps. You can register (for free) to download the SDK. But to run the SDK and the Simulator (iPad/iPhone), you will need an Intel-based Mac which runs Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6).



Hi Paul

Thanks for your reply. I don't see myself buying a Mac in the near future, so here's hoping that Apple will release a cross-platform SDK sometime. Although, from what I know about Apple, I'm not holding my breath.

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Riaan
 
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Yes, that's very unlikely from Mr. Jobs.
 
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