(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc will run Apple Inc’s macOS for the first time on its cloud service, allowing developers of apps for Apple devices to access the operating system on demand, the operating system said on Monday. cloud unit of Amazon Web Services.
The service, called Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Mac Instances, runs on Mac mini-computers and will help developers build apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Safari, the cloud unit said. .
Amazon previously offered the EC2 Instance Service for Windows and Linux.
Amazon Web Services Inc (AWS) has said it will use the version of Mac mini computers with the eighth generation Intel Core i7 3.2 GHz processors for Mac EC2 instances.
“With Mac EC2 instances, developers can … focus on building breakthrough applications for Apple’s leading platforms, rather than acquiring and managing the underlying infrastructure.” , said David Brown, vice president of EC2 at AWS.
AWS said cloud support for devices with Apple’s new M1 chip is underway, with a launch slated for 2021.
Report by Shubham Kalia in Bangalore