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iPhone apps on iMac ?


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I know we have Widgets for iMac, is it possible to have the iPhone Apps useable or at least converted to use on iMac ?

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I know we have Widgets for iMac, is it possible to have the iPhone Apps useable or at least converted to use on iMac ?
Apple has an iPhone Simulator for the Macintosh that they make available to iPhone software developers so that they can program their iPhone applications on their Macintosh.

Unfortunately, I don't know of any way to get ahold of Apple's iPhone Simulator other than becoming a registered developer with Apple.

So, no, there really is no way for an ordinary user to use iPhone apps on their Macintosh.

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Apple has an iPhone Simulator for the Macintosh that they make available to iPhone software developers so that they can program their iPhone applications on their Macintosh.

Unfortunately, I don't know of any way to get ahold of Apple's iPhone Simulator other than becoming a registered developer with Apple.

So, no, there really is no way for an ordinary user to use iPhone apps on their Macintosh.
Why would they want to ?

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Why would they want to ?
I assume that you don't have an iPad.

There are tons of really cool apps for the iPad, especially games, that don't exist for any desktop computer.

It's true that most of these apps wouldn't make sense on a desktop computer, but many would. Who wouldn't want to play Angry Birds on their Mac?

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It's true that most of these apps wouldn't make sense on a desktop computer, but many would. Who wouldn't want to play Angry Birds on their Mac?
You already can. It's been available in the App Store now for quite awhile. I just checked a few minutes ago and it's still there.
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I assume that you don't have an iPad.

There are tons of really cool apps for the iPad, especially games, that don't exist for any desktop computer.

It's true that most of these apps wouldn't make sense on a desktop computer, but many would. Who wouldn't want to play Angry Birds on their Mac?
I do have an iPad - although I have had problems getting it to recognise my Apple I.D. etc
Which has prevented me from accessing the Apps. Store to download several apps. I need - like Skype

But - am working on it when I can be bothered - but it ain't easy to actually either set up a New Apple I.D. - or even to update your existing one..
All to do with Apple already having your email address on their database - and saying you can't use it..
I'm sure I will get there eventually - might even look again at some of the youtube videos about ' how to do it' !

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I do have an iPad - although I have had problems getting it to recognise my Apple I.D. etc
Which has prevented me from accessing the Apps. Store to download several apps. I need - like Skype

But - am working on it when I can be bothered - but it ain't easy to actually either set up a New Apple I.D. - or even to update your existing one..
All to do with Apple already having your email address on their database - and saying you can't use it..
I'm sure I will get there eventually - might even look again at some of the youtube videos about ' how to do it' !
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