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Sat Apr 16 22:14:22 CEST 2022
I would have to agree with Jay. Just this last week, I decided that I'd
like to try my hand at making a couple simple apps for my kids, and
after much pulling of hair I don't have, I discovered that to write apps
for iOS you really have to have a mac computer. To get xcode running on
windows is a major, major hassle. This scenario is such a non-starter
So given Apple's general attitude towards even running their OS in
virtual environments, a true-blue retro community around early iPhone is
almost guaranteed not to happen outside of folks emulating old apps on
existing Apple devices.
>> It's not really that dissimilar to collecting vintage synthesisers,
>> is it? Yes, we can easily run a software A500, but a real one (or an
>> almost real one) is much more fun.
> Yeah, you’re right, its quite similar of course. And in some cases
> there are even synthesis features to explore as well ..
>> Makes you wonder: would there be retro iPhones in 20 years time? For
>> that retro experience with a clunky phone, bezels, and a home button.
> I seriously doubt it actually. One of the things that has made retro
> computers so interesting and viable to newcomers is that they are an
> open platform. I don’t think that the retro- scene would be nearly
> what it is today if it weren’t for the fact that folks are still
> writing software for them - and in some cases, its just truly bloody
> incredible .. case in point, this years 10-liner BASIC program winner,
> which managed to implement a full dungeon-crawler adventure game in
> just 10 lines of BASIC code:
> (Disclaimer: I’m biased of course, since Oric was my first ‘real’
> We will have to see whether this holds true for the iPhone too - but
> I’ve got a drawer full of junk iDevices these days, and I’m really not
> sure its going to be as appealing to go back to them, in .. say, 10
> years time .. considering the hoops one has to jump through now just
> to get a dev environment set up. I guess it’ll be somewhat feasible
> if there is the requisite MacBook rig already set up with the dev
> tools in the drawer as well, but even now its hard to get these old
> machines properly set up to do ‘open’ development work.
> Anyway, lets hope we can return to this subject in a few years time
> and see how things progressed ..
> Jay Vaughan
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