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iOS Objective-C Basics (Retired) Fundamentals of C Anatomy of a C program

Ronnie McDowall
Ronnie McDowall
2,513 Points

xcode for non mac users

Hi there,

anyone know if there is a way around xcode if you don't have a mac?

2 Answers

While there are several ways to develop iOS applications on Windows, most of them break the Apple EULA. You could run OS X in a VM, as Michael suggested, but it'll be slow. You could attempt to build a Hackintosh, but those are prone to breaking with updates (and even without them).

The only way to develop iOS apps reliably is to buy a Mac. You can get refurbished Mac Minis fairly cheap.

Michael Austin
Michael Austin
Courses Plus Student 7,814 Points


I don’t think there’s any Xcode packages for Windows. The only solution I know of is to setup a virtual machine (VirtualBox is free and reliable) with Mac OS Installed and in turn Xcode.