A New Virtual Hackintosh Shows What macOS Would Look Like On An iPad
Hackintoshes are nothing new and people have been running macOS on non-Mac hardware for a long time. But virtual Hackintoshes are a new breed, with macOS running in a virtual machine.
That’s all the rage right now and it’s the reason we’re now looking at someone running macOS on an iPad.
YouTuber Yevgen Yakovliev has published a long 40-minute video that shows macOS Catalina running on an iPad Pro. The UTM app is what’s being used to get the Hackintosh up and running via a method that’s available on GitHub called OSX-KVM. As interesting as that is, the creator of the method is already talking about making this all run on cloud-based machines, like AWS. That being said, the questionable legality might still be an issue.
Kholia, the person behind OSX-KVM, had the following to say about legality.
The “secret” Apple OSK string is widely available on the Internet. It is also included in a public court document available here. I am not a lawyer but it seems that Apple’s attempt(s) to get the OSK string treated as a trade secret did not work out. Due to these reasons, the OSK string is freely included in this repository.