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Can Window 8 build app for iOS?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by henry96, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. henry96

    henry96

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    Hi, everyone! I just upgraded my pc to Window 8.1 and get Unity 4.3 installed. Then, I found out that selecting iOS platform in build setting is now possible. And that kinda confused me. Last time I checked, building for iOS can only be possible on Mac. So can anyone tell me what's going on? Thanks in advance
     
  2. HolBol

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    You still need xcode, i believe.
     
  3. Tanel

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    From 4.3 release notes. Quite happy about this :).
     
  4. henry96

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    Nice!!! With this, it makes collaboration even more efficient. :)
     
  5. angrypenguin

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    That's a nice touch indeed!
     
  6. goat

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    It's very handy but you'll need to have osX at least to release to Apple unless they shock the world and allow it from Windows in the future.
     
  7. GiusCo

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    I'm running Win 7 on a 2009 laptop for my daily job and have a 2011 Mac Mini for Unity / iOS ... may you please tell more?

    Win 8 to build and test all platforms and only use Mac for deploying to AppStore? I would be very happy to buy a 400 euros i5 laptop that does all platforms and will do for the next 3-5 years (ie: only use the Mini for final deployment).
     
  8. iddqd

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    The Xcode project export in 4.3 is a real time saver.

    Now you just need to compile the project in Xcode. You no longer need Unity installed on OSX.
     
  9. Devilbox-Games

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    No, you can export the iOS XCode project from Unity on Windows (any version of windows which Unity supports, not just Win8 ) but the XCode project still has to be compiled on OSX in order to build the app to test it on an iPhone or iPad.
     
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