iOS 14: Xcode could arrive on the iPhone and iPad
The iPhone and the iPad are able to carry out a considerable number of activities, with some of the people that use mobile devices as a substitute to all effects of the notebook traditional.
An area that Apple has not dealt with so far is the development on the device, that could change with the introduction of iOS 14, and iPadOS 14.
According to the leaker Jon Prosser, it will be possible to install on iOS 14 and iPadOS14 an ad hoc version of xCode.
I’m not gonna say that Final Cut is coming to the iPad…
But XCode is present on the iOS / iPad OS 14.
The implications there are HUGE.
Opens the door for “Pro” applications to how to iPad.
I mentioned this last week on a live stream, but figured it was worth the tweet
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 20, 2020
So far, Apple has not allowed users of the iPhone and iPad develop app directly on the devices. The closest thing to development is Swift Playgrounds, an iPad app that teaches development and some of the features of Swift.
Currently you need a Mac or MacBook to develop an app on iOS or iPadOS, although it is possible to use the devices to test and visualize the layout of the app during development.
In the future, then, it may be possible to develop an app directly for the iPhone and iPad without having to buy a Mac.
If this were to prove true, Apple will announce the big news during the WWDC 2020 to June, an event in which the company reveals officially launched new versions of its operating system.
What do you think? Would you use an iPhone and/or iPad to develop an app?