So you may have heard the recent rumor that Ballmer is supposed to take up 7 minutes onstage at WWDC. I’ve spent the morning asking myself what this could mean.

If VS 2010 supports developing iPhone/iPad apps, what dose that mean in terms of language? Will VS 2010 support Objective-C? Or will C# compile into binaries that can be run on iPhones? The latter blatantly violates what Apple stated in the iPhone Developer program:

“Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++, and Objective-C may compile and directly link against the Documented APIs (e.g., Applications that link to Documented APIs through an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool are prohibited).”

So the only thing this COULD mean, if this is true, is that VS 2010 will support Objective-C, and load in all the Apple CocoaTouch frameworks, so you can develop in Objective-C and CocoaTouch, on a PC and in Visual Studio. This would mean Apple sees the future as mobile, and not Macs, but we knew that already when Apple announced the only design awards for WWDC 2010 would be given out to iPhone/iPad apps, not for Macs.



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