Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th May 2010 11:32 UTC
Apple It's rumour time! Analyst Trip Chowdhry, with Global Equities Research, is claiming that Microsoft has been allotted seven minutes during Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote speech. Supposedly, the Redmond giant will unveil that developers will be able to write native iPhone, iPad, and Mac applications using Visual Studio 2010 on Windows. As crazy as this sounds, this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who can move beyond the outdated Apple vs. Microsoft attitude.
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OpenSTEP and Yellow Box
by kedwards on Thu 27th May 2010 19:41 UTC
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Cocoa has a platform independent history. NeXT OpenSTEP was released for Windows and Solaris. When Apple purchased NeXT and began to work on what is now known as Mac OS X, Apple released Yellow Box(Cocoa) for Windows.

Apple always had the tools to release an iPhone SDK for Windows, but it's more money in their pockets keeping the SDK on the Mac platform.

It will be interesting to see if this rumor is true or not. Apple likes to be a control freak when it comes to the iPhone/et al development. If they do decide to have a SDK for Windows I don't think its going to come from Microsoft, I think they will (re)release a Windows version of Xcode.

http://mac-guild.org/rhapsody/yellow-windows.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenStep

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