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Question: iTunes U content not available for Mac Computers?

December 16, 2017.

Stephen Wright

Apps for iPhone and iPad are exclusively written using xCode IDE on Mac computers. I am interested in iTunes U courses which teach development for iOS. When I try to download classes like Stanford's "Programming for iOS 10 for xHost 9" or Plymouth U's "iOS development in Swift" nothing happens. Nothing is clickable. Then I see it: This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.

How does Apple see this working? We watch video's on the iPhone and then code on the Mac? I can't read code from an iPhone. From an iPad maybe but xCode still does not run on an iPad. Would need an iPad and a Mac. Talk about lock-in! If anyone can tell me what Apple gains by locking developers out of iTunes U i'd love to know.

**** PS **** For those of you who want to view these lectures the links above are youtube links. Stanford and Plymouth U seem to have removed access via Mac.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), TB ram disk, 16G Main Mem

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