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iPhone SDK for windows xp?

does the free iphone SDK work on windows, or is just for macs..

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Only Macintosh computers because the Software Development Kit is just a set of APIs, Libraries, and Runtimes that extend XCode (the Macintosh Developer Tools).

    There are a ton of frameworks and such that only exist on the Mac OS X development layer that the iPhone SDK needs in order to compile and run.

    And also, the language that the SDK uses, (Apple uses Objective-C) doesn't exist in Windows, which is why Apple won't go through the year or more's work to port XCode just for Windows users (especially since anyone using Windows wouldn't know the Objective-C language, so literally 97% of those people would try the SDK a couple times, then give up...not worth a whole year's work of porting).

    Source(s): iPhone/iPod Touch developer
  • 5 years ago

    Iphone Sdk Windows

  • 1 decade ago

    No, the free iphone SDK works only on Mac OS X Leopard these days. you may consider buying a Mac or installing a Hackintosh! (

  • clubbs
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    there is not any iPhone SDK from Apple to application in domicile windows OS. besides the shown fact so you might use DragonFireSDK to create video games in C/C++ applying domicile windows for the iPhone. it additionally consists of an iPhone simulator for domicile windows.

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  • brandy
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Well, it depends..

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Thanks to each and every one of you guys for the replies.

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