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Paul Adelson
Paul Adelson
Courses Plus Student 1,520 Points

Is a Mac needed for iOS Development Track?

I started the Adroid Development Track and a friend has some iOS app ideas, so I'm going to switch tracks for the time being. My question is whether I will need a Mac in order to complete the iOS Development track (Swift) or are the tools available for Windows?


3 Answers

Hi Paul,

Ideally, yes, you'd need a Mac to install Xcode.

It may be possible to install it using a virtual machine. This article may help with that.


William Li
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,867 Points

Another option is to use service like MacinCloud, it lets you rent a Mac VM on the cloud as service.

While this option is not free, it should be a better choice. Running a Mac on a VirtualBox as VM generally suffers from poor performance, even if your host hardware is top-notch.