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iOS

Matthew Ong
Matthew Ong
6,041 Points

Is OS X Lion ok to develop iOS apps with?

I'm thinking about learning how to make iOS apps, however, my old 2007 1.83GHz mac mini can only support OS X Lion, which I heard only works with Xcode 4, which cannot make ios7 apps. Is my mac mini ok to develop apps with? Can ios6 aps still run fine on ios7?

2 Answers

Amit Bijlani
STAFF
Amit Bijlani
Treehouse Guest Teacher

You can learn all you need to know about iOS development with Xcode 4 and OSX Lion. Only when you are deploying an app to the app store is where you will have problems.

Even though iOS7 is backwards compatible with older versions of apps you need the latest version of Xcode and iOS to submit an app to the app store. Unfortunately Xcode 5 requires Mountain Lion.

Matthew Ong
Matthew Ong
6,041 Points

Instead of using my mac mini, I figured out how to get mountain lion virtualized on my windows laptop so I can finally start learning :)