Unlocked iPhone for App Store development?

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by funkytaco, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I need an iPhone. I use T-mobile currently.

    Can I use an unlocked iPhone for app store development? Or do I need to switch to AT&T? I tried to buy a refurbished iPhone from AT&T but they didn't approve my credit online, which is weird, since I bought a house recently? :confused:

    What are my options? I'm looking to buy a used iPhone as well now.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Apple can tell you jailbreak your phone and your application will not be approved when they found out your using a hacked SDK
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    you practically build your app on your mac, not on your phone. so the fact that your phone is or is not jailbroken or unlocked is irrelevant. an app is suitable to be received in the app store as long as it is strictly developed with the functions provided by the official sdk, and satisfies a few more moral-type requirements.
     
  4. macrumors 603

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    Unless your app requires an iPhone specific feature (camera, GPS, etc.), you can do device testing on an older iPod Touch (find one on eBay cheaper).

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    Exactly. Apple really doesn't know what device you used to develop the app. The code you build is built on your Mac, you zip up the code on your mac and you upload it from your Mac. The mobile device you use to develop is irrelevant from the point of view of submission.

    I use a 2G iPod touch to develop - I'm not rich (or dumb) enough to have an expensive contract on an iPhone.
     
  6. macrumors 603

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    That's actually not a good choice for a test device, since the CPU on a new/2G Touch runs about 20% faster than the CPUs on any iPhone or an older Touch, plus there are also slight differences in audio and graphics timing.

    I recommend getting (or borrowing) an older Touch (from eBay or whatever) for final performance testing before App store submission. Or else you might be in for a nasty surprise when the user reviews start rolling in.

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  7. macrumors 603

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    That's actually not a good choice for a test device, since the CPU on a new/2G Touch runs about 20% faster than the CPUs on any iPhone or an older Touch, plus there are also slight differences in audio and graphics timing.

    I recommend getting (or borrowing) an older Touch (from eBay or whatever) for final performance testing before App store submission. Or else you might be in for a nasty surprise when the user reviews start rolling in.

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