I have an .ipa file in my Windows 8 Laptop. How can I run it on my Laptop.

I just want to run the app, use it in my laptop. I have no intentions of developing iPhone apps or making any changes in the .ipa file.

There must be some way to do this when - Can I develop iPhone apps in Windows? is possible.

Can someone help me out here?

  • The large hole in what I think your chain of thinking is that the iOS simulator does not run iOS code (it's not an emulator) but compiles x64 code from source that you as a developer possess. Perhaps you can edit your question to explicitly ask - are there emulators that can run IPA for whatever windows OS you prefer.
    – bmike
    Sep 20, 2012 at 16:20

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You can’t run iPhone apps on Windows. Heck, you can't run them on OS X either.


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