Despite being a PC guy my entire life, I am thinking about getting an Apple product. I currently do not own any Apple devices, nor have I ever. No, I’m not thinking about getting an iPhone, even though today they just announced a new model. I’m actually thinking about getting a Mac Mini for the express purpose of developing applications for the iPhone and iPad.
The Mini is cheapest, most economical way of getting a Mac that can run the iPhone SDK. I believe any Mac running an Intel processor meets the requirement of the SDK, which unfortunately rules out any of the G4 models. A new Mac Mini would set me back $650, which to be honest, is ridiculous but that’s Apple for you. I could get one of the older Intel Mac Minis for about $400 on Craigslist and that would do fine.
The only problem that would remain is exactly what I’d be developing once I got all the stuff together. I really don’t have an idea for an app. I kinda just want to tinker around. At $400+, I wonder if there’s an cheaper way to find a new hobby. What kind of app do you think I should try to make?