View Full Version : Screen size... important when developing iPhone applictaions?

Dec 13, 2009, 01:53 PM
Will an iMac be better than a MacBook when developing iPhone applications because it has a bigger screen and is faster. Or will the extra screen space and processor speed not really matter while developing?
I ask because at the moment I cant afford a MacBook and a big 20+ inch monitor.

Dec 13, 2009, 01:58 PM
I develop on my MacBook fine. To be honest processor is basically irrelevant for development.

Dec 13, 2009, 01:58 PM
If you NEED a laptop then get one. If you don't need a laptop then get a 24" iMac. The 24" screen is great.

Dec 13, 2009, 02:03 PM
Ok do you know around how much a 21 inch monitor will be from a decent brand like dell? $200? :confused:

Dec 13, 2009, 02:27 PM
Look on their website. I got a professional quality Dell 22" for 200 earlier this year.

Dec 13, 2009, 08:29 PM
Not at all. Any recent mac model should have plenty of screen retail space and processor to develop for the iPhone.

Personally, I use a 24" iMac, but I'm sure a laptop would work fine if you were willing to use Spaces to go between the documentation and XCode.