Amazon is bringing macOS to its AWS cloud for the first time ever. New Mac mini instances will be available on Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), allowing developers to create apps for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and more all on AWS.
Amazon’s introduction of macOS instances is significant for developers. They now have a big cloud provider that will let them run Xcode and Swift development tools in the cloud, moving away from having to maintain and patch dedicated Mac machines. Amazon hasn’t announced pricing just yet, but the company is expected to reveal more information at its re:Invent event today.
Amazon is using Apple’s Intel-powered Mac mini computers for its cloud version of macOS. Each Mac mini comes with Intel’s 8th Gen Core i7 processor and 32GB of RAM, and developers will be able to pick between macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina —