iOS 6 simulator to view websites.

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  1. Dal123 macrumors 6502a

    Dal123

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    I'm trying to preview websites on my mac. I cannot find anything to preview websites as they would like on the Iphone 5. But I cannot find anything to do this?
     
  2. r2shyyou, Mar 12, 2013
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    r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Try Apple's Xcode:

    https://developer.apple.com/xcode/

    EDIT: Here's the relevant blurb...

    I don't have experience with it so I can't say definitively if it'll work for what you need but, well, it sure sounds like it will.
     
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    i have used xcode exactly for this, i don't do native apps, but i have done a bunch of my own web apps.
    It makes an simulated iOS device on your screen.
    you can choose what kind of device, so you get the correct screen resolution.
    you can even rotate the virtual device and see how that affects your output.

    no need to purchase a dev account. (you might need to sign up for the free portion to be able to download)
     
  4. lpeedin macrumors regular

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    As far as I know I have the latest version of xCode installed and have used the simulator numerous times, but I don't see the iPhone 5 or iPad Mini as device options.
     
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    i'm running x-code version 4.5.2

    it doesn't have the ipad mini, but does have everything else
    version 4.6 is out, so the mini might be there.

    the menu options are
    • iPad
    • iPad (Retina)
    • iPhone
    • iPhone (Retina 3.5-inch)
    • iPhone (Retina 4-inch)
     
  6. lpeedin macrumors regular

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    I'll check mine again. Don't remember seeing the 4" iPhone. Will also check to see if there's an update available.
     
  7. Dal123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys, many thanks for this link :D.
     
  8. Dal123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dal123

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    Just installed xcode, how the hell do you preview a website in that?
     
  9. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    The Mini has the exact same resolution (1024x768) as the non-Retina iPad, so no need for a separate option there.

    Dal123 - from what I recall, create an empty do-nothing app and launch it into the iOS simulator. Then hit the home button of the simulated iOS device. Mobile Safari is one of the few default apps installed in the simulator.
     
  10. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    or, you can drill down through the folders to the simulator application, and then make an alias somewhere that's more convenient.

    right click on xcode, click show package contents.

    then open the following folders...

    Contents
    Developer
    Platforms
    iPhoneSimulator.platform
    Developer
    Applications.
     

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