Apple has always ensured that if you want to use its software, apps, and services, then purchasing Apple hardware is the best, and in most cases, the only option. However, Amazon is now offering a way to bypass a purchase and rent a Mac in the cloud instead.
As TechCrunch reports, today Amazon kicked off its AWS re:Invent virtual conference by announcing it now offers Mac instances, which will be called EC2 Mac instances. These aren't virtual servers, though. Amazon is actually installing Mac minis in its data centers allowing full access to a complete Mac in the cloud.
"Our customers tell us they would love to have their Apple build environment integrated with AWS services,” said David Brown, Vice President of EC2, at AWS. “With EC2 Mac instances, developers can now provision and access on-demand macOS compute environments in AWS for the first time ever, so they can focus on creating groundbreaking apps for Apple’s …