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I wonder if it's possible to run a licensed copy of Mac OS on VMware or similar VMs players, and, using it, to develop and distribute apps on Apple store. Reading here and there on the web, it seems that while it is technically possible, it would be  a license infringement  - you can run MacOS only on MacOS hardware.
Any advice ?
 
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I can honestly tell you that it is not a license infringement because many people custom build a PC and run MacOS on it just fine. You can run MacOS on VMWare I do believe, been a while since I messed with VMWare on my Mac. They have no way of telling if you run a fully legal licensed copy on MacOS hardware or not.
 
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I can honestly tell you that it is not a license infringement because many people custom build a PC and run MacOS on it just fine.


Just because it runs fine doesn't mean that it's not license infringement, of course. You can't buy macOS, IIRC, it only comes with Macs that can run it. I've never read the full license agreement that you have to click through, so I don't know what it says. But I'd be surprised if there wasn't a clause in there that says Apple reserves the right not so support (or even actively prevent) running on non-Mac hardware.

They have no way of telling if you run a fully legal licensed copy on MacOS hardware or not.


I'm 99% sure that they can. They may choose not to do anything with that information, though.
 
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Tim Moores wrote:Apple reserves the right not so support (or even actively prevent) running on non-Mac hardware.


You're right about one thing, it does say in the license agreement that if you run MacOS on say a custom-built computer then they will not provide support.

Tim Moores wrote:I'm 99% sure that they can. They may choose not to do anything with that information, though.


Honestly, they don't. I've researched it before I loaded MacOS on my dual custom-built computer. I run Mac OS X and Windows 10 dual boot.
 
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