Minecraft to get iOS edition this year

Monday, 21st February 2011 15:12 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Majong’s Markus Persson’s confirmed to Gama that Minecraft will get a release on iPhone and iPad later this year.

The ports are being done by a new addition to the team at Majong, Aron Neiminen. Persson says that iOS version won’t get every new update the browser or download version will have, but instead get features that “make sense.”

This is the first time there’s been an iOS version, although there have been unofficial versions.

There’s more on the release through here.



  1. Blerk

    Curious to see how they do this given that it’s written in Java.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Wesker


    … but only if I can use the worlds from my PC on my iPhone/iPad.
    Going by the quote, it probably won’t work …

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Hunam

    @1 Apple last year started opening up to support more development platforms. Not sure if Java is one of them but it could be.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DaMan

    they just allow Flash now, as well as stuff like Unity3D.

    @Blerk if it was done in Java (I haven’t even played it) then rewritten obviously, btw Java to Obj C and vice versa is easy enough, since they share enough design similarities.

    #4 4 years ago

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