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Is there any way to build React-Native iOS app without an Apple machine?

Currently I am on Debian, and Android version of the react-native app is working fine.

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    There is no way. You either need a VM, or get something cheap like a Mac Mini, the only reason anyone would want an Apple computer
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    Hackintosh at best. But that's kind of a legal gray area.
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    There are cloud testing and cloud building services but it's less than ideal really...
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    Afraid not,
    you'll need Xcode regardless of language or tools you use to build your app to actually deploy it to a device.

    Welcome to Apple where, that's a $1000 phone, $2000+ Mac + $99 / year subscri... license I mean license, and breaking changes in every update, and then your expected to make a profit.

    I though xaramin Would have helped, but once you get into it's finer print, it's useless without a Mac.
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    @C0D4 I think xcode supports emulators, and you could buy a Mac Mini from eBay for like 500 Euro, and use a local cloud build system. That makes the process kind of accomplishable on a budget
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    @frogstair I did look down that path, but it's too much effort to bother, and you still need a Mac 😅🤷‍♂️
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    @frogstair if Apple did one thing right (wrong) it was make a premium to use their hardware, then make a premium to develop for their hardware.

    The less you pay, the harder your life becomes.
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    Just buy one, do your thing and return it citing “it sucks, not enough value for the $$$$”
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    @molaram 😂😂 excellent!
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    I think only option I have is to just get a friend's machine on remote and build my app! #lockdown

    Thanks @frogstair @C0D4 @ilikeglue @WeAreMany
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    @ilikeglue I had a hackintosh for a while...it worked surprisingly well!
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    You can rent mac minis in some cloud for like $30 a month.
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