yoonsikp
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Re: iOS :)

Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:17 pm

We should try to get iOS on here :D !!!

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Re: iOS :)

Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:35 pm

sure, just ask Apple for permission and co-operation.

sightlight
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Re: iOS :)

Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:46 pm

android?

obarthelemy
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Re: iOS :)

Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:06 pm

I want CP/M. That was probably the last OS to be dumber than me. Oh wait, I was forgetting MS-DOS !

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Re: iOS :)

Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:24 pm

Quote from obarthelemy on September 5, 2011, 19:06
I want CP/M. That was probably the last OS to be dumber than me. Oh wait, I was forgetting MS-DOS !

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yoonsikp
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Re: iOS :)

Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:31 pm

Well, iOS is running on an ARM processor, so it shouldnt be that hard to port.. But yeah, lets give Apple a call. :P

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Re: iOS :)

Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:16 pm

Easy to port? Are you volunteering? I assure you it's much closer to impossible than to not that hard.

iAreNewb
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Re: iOS :)

Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:28 pm

Give up. It's impossible... Even if it wasn't, it's a proprietary and restrictive OS. And even if it you manage it, Apple will press charges and sue you up the *** for doing it (just look at people who jailbreak iPhones or load Linux on PSPs). If you want to get the cooperation of Apple to do it the legit way... You might as well ask Microsoft to give you the source code to Windows (which I'm not sure you would want anyways, it's ridiculously bloated).

My advice is to find something easier and something people would actually want/need. Nobody wants iOS, because its merits are relatively few for something that doesn't come with a touch screen, internet access, or accelerometers/gyro sensors.

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Re: iOS :)

Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:19 am

I doubt this would be possible, but a x86 VM running on the 'Pi "may" allow Windows/iOS.
I'm thinking QEMU or similar.

A far more achievable solution would be Android, or even Googles Chrome OS, at least they have code for ARM.

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Re: iOS :)

Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:37 am

x86 for iOS!?

Actually the iPhone and iPhone 3G use exactly the same processor as the raspberry pi. Just a slower and underclocked version.

obarthelemy
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Re: iOS :)

Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:40 am

iOS (ARM)<> MacOS (x86). At least for the moment.
I'm guessing an iOS port would be very hard indeed, legal stuff aside, because iOS runs on a very limited set of machines, which means almost 0 chance of getting drivers for any other one. Even at the CPU level, if Pi is not implementing some optional ARM feature that Apple has, you're toast. And it gets worse for the non-CPU stuff: GPU, peripherals... Look at the hard time the various Hackintosh communities have with finding hardware that will run MacOS, and MacOS does run on a lot more hardware than iOS to start with. Would be fun though. We could call it Hackipad, or HackApTV.

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Re: iOS :)

Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:54 pm

Just going back to Android: it would probably work. I have a fake, chinese Android phone running at 400MHz and a tiny 128MB RAM. OK, it is a little slow, but that would be cool! Saying that, you would need a decent battery - Android is a bloody battery gobbler.

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Re: iOS :)

Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:05 pm

Apart its popularity and name-recognition, isn't Android just Linux + Drivers + Dalvik and its apps ? Unless you need the drivers (which we don't) or some Dalvik software (which we probably don't) I don't see much point in Android. Except funsies, which do make the endeavour entirely legimate !

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Re: iOS :)

Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:08 pm

I suppose if you really want a cheap Android "PC", you could have a go at this.

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Re: iOS :)

Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:58 pm

This is not feasible or desirable, IMO.

What will be very desirable and reasonably feasible will be R.Pi -> iOS communication. There are a whole wealth of ways this could be done, and it's one of the first things I'll try when I get my Raspi.

Cheers,
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Andius
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Re: iOS :)

Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:09 am

Getting Google to do a Chrome OS for it has a better chance of happening.

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