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Minimum spec for iphone app development.

Minimum spec for iphone app development.

Minimum spec for iphone app development.

I am tipping my toes into iphone application development. I see that I need a machine running Leopard 10.5.7 in order to run the sdk, my question is this: would a G4 Mac with 1G Ram and 1.2Mhz processor be sufficient to run the SDK and the iphone simulator, or would it be a dog?

My second question is this, if I can get a G4 with Leopard 10.5.2, can I use Apple Update to update it to 10.5.7 or will I need to buy a newer version of the OS?

Thanks for any help.


RE: Minimum spec for iphone app development.

The iPhone SDK only supports newer Intel Macs, so no G4 will work with it correctly.  There are reports of it being made to work (supposedly the binaries are universal, but the installer is not).

Also, from my reading, 2G of ram is much much better than less than 2G of ram for the iphone SDK.

not that it matters now, but if you have a major point release (10.5.x) you can download the updates free from apple (the minor point releases 10.5.2, 10.5.7, 10.5.xx) but would need to make a purchase to upgrade to 10.6

RE: Minimum spec for iphone app development.


If you have any cash on hand, then the deals I linked to from this thread: thread603-1579613: Black Friday Deals on all Macs
may well be worth your while - I'd at least look when it officially comes available for viewing.


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