Buy another device, just for developing for OS 4.0?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by atari1356, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. atari1356 macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    I currently develop/test on my iPhone 3gs, and my wife's original iPhone.

    I'd like to develop for OS 4.0, but don't want to install it on my phone because I'd still like to be able to test on OS 3.

    So I guess now I need to buy a current iPod Touch and install OS 4.0 on it, so that I can start developing for that?

    Anybody else in the same boat?

    I need to get an iPad as well... this is getting expensive. :eek:
  2. ethical macrumors 68000

    Dec 22, 2007
    Just think of all the benjamins you'll make when your swanky new apps come out for 4.0 and the iPad. Worthy investment no?
  3. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    It's all part of the cost of development. And depending on your local tax laws, you may be able to write-off those capital expenditures.
  4. atari1356 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    You're right... It's tax deductible, and definitely a worthy investment. Just not one I was expecting right now.

    I'll gladly do it though... iPhone OS 4.0 looks very impressive, and I'd like to be prepared for its official release.

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