Leaker claims mobile version of Xcode on iPad
Apple could develop a version of Xcode that runs on iPad, according to a new rumor circulating this week. The capacity has been linked to the release of iOS 14 by the growing leakage from Apple Jon prosser, and if true, it would enable large-scale application development on Apple’s mobile devices for the first time.
Developers use Xcode to build apps for iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS. However, Xcode is a complex application and has only ever been available on Mac. While Apple offers the Swift Playgrounds app to learn more about coding on mobile, it has never indicated that it plans to bring Xcode to iPad.
But according to a tweet published Monday by Prosser, Xcode “is present on iOS / iPadOS 14”, the implications of which are “huge” because it “opens the door to” Pro “applications to come on âiPadâ”.
In response to Prosser’s tweet, iOS developer and MacRumors writer Steve Moser Noted A hidden Xcode preview app is present in iOS 13 and serves as a companion app to display layout previews on the device from the main Xcode Mac app. However, Prosser appears to be referring to the existence of a full native version of Xcode for âiPadâ.
I’m not going to say Final Cut is coming to iPad … But XCode is here on iOS / iPad OS 14. ð The implications there are HUGE. Open the door to upcoming âProâ apps on iPad. I spoke about it last week on a live stream, but thought it was worth the tweet ð¤·ð¼ââï¸ – Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 20, 2020
Such a step would be a big undertaking for Apple, requiring an overhaul of Xcode’s interface to take advantage of the âiPadâ’s mostly touch-sensitive operating system. If successful, this could make large-scale app development a possibility for mobile users who don’t have Macs.
Hopefully, we’ll find out more at this year’s Global Virtual Developer Conference, where Apple unveils annual updates to all of its operating systems, including plans for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.