Apple iPad event, and the All-New iPad had been unveiled. The Retina Display on iPad with amazing features for photography purposes put on the iPad. When Tim Cook said “iOS 5.1 will be available, today!”. New version of operating system, new SDK, new XCode. It turns out the impact is bigger than that.
The All-New iPad is rocking 2048×1536 pixel resolution, which means now I need to prepare 4 kinds of assets for universal app. And Quad Core GPU inside Dual Core A5X Chip. All good all well. Available in U.S. as well as Singapore at March 16. Not so exciting for me. Unlike when steve jobs announcing products, Tim Cook and Phil Schiler doesn’t have that “reality disortion” magic. The event, despite of it’s shininess, look dull for me. The Apple Executives just mumbling specs and demoing software. A little boring from my perspective. I miss steve jobs, he can deliver the greatness of his product by action, showmanship, and interesting story.
Nostalgia aside, As eager as usual, I opened the developer site, but nowhere I could find final SDK. So I upgraded my iPod and iPad almost simultaneously at that time. Considering it was in the middle of night in South East Asia, the internet was quiet speedy at that moment. The Indonesian Facebook and Twitter users which is 3rd largest and 2nd largest were still not yet woken up.
To my horror, when I tried to deploy using my old 4.2 XCode to the iPod this wild screen appear.
I’m using Lion, upgrading it solve the problem, however, out of couriosity, I searched for iOS 5.1 SDK supporting Snow Leopard. And this is what I found:
No XCode 4.3.1 for Snow Leopard. No, None, Null, Nil, Nothing! It means you need at least early 2008 Macbook to be able to code on 5.1. And you need to spend $30 for the upgrade to Lion from the App Store.
And no, apple doesn’t state that on the event.Not even: “Developers Needs OSX Lion to be able to develop for this baby.”