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Coders bring Mac OS 7 to iPhone

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Monday, March 2, 2009
News Categories: iPhone


A group of iPhone developers has succeeded in getting Mac OS System 7 to run on the device, and has posted a number of photos showing the software in action. The application uses code from the QEMU processor emulator, and the “About This Macintosh” screen shows the device as a Macintosh Plus. Classic Mac applications MacPaint, MacDraw, and Calculator are all shown to load and run properly, although there is currently no way to enter text. The developers hope to launch the code soon; due to Apple limitations on emulation, it is unclear whether the code will be released on its own, allowing official iPhone developers to build and run it on their own devices, or whether it will be released as a standalone application for jailbroken devices. [via BoingBoing Gadgets]

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Yes, you CAN enter text: Just put two fingers on the screen and pull UP. There you get a keyboard smile

Posted by applestar on March 3, 2009 at 2:50 AM (PDT)

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