How many iOS devices do you use for testing?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by firewood, Jan 28, 2015.


How many iOS devices do you have available to use for app testing?

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  1. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    How many actual iOS devices do you use these days for testing your apps before submitting them to the App store?

    Xcode builds 2 different executables (arm7 and arm64).
    For several months out of each year, the most current iOS version is not the most dominant OS version.
    And there are 6 different sizes of display (3.5,4,4.7,5.5,7.9 and 9.7).
    That's a lot of combinations.

    Do you depend on beta test people (where you can't directly debug)?

    Then again, a lot of developers depend on the iOS Simulator (which runs x86-64 code) for some, many or all device variations.
  2. kyussmondo macrumors member


    Apr 7, 2010
    I try to test on as many devices as possible. Usually my iPhone 6 Plus on a real device, occasionally an iPhone 4 running iOS 7, but usually in the simulator for smaller screen devices and iOS 7.

    QA and E2E testing test on a variety of devices so are much more likely to pick up things.
  3. mjohnson1212 macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2007
    I test on iPad 2, 3, 4, Air, Air 2, Mini w/retina, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 & 6 plus.

    All running various versions and flavors of iOS.

    Still have my iPad 1 but don't use it for testing since it can't run iOS 7+.

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