[ipad air 16 or 32 GB for] testing?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by grandM, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. grandM macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2013
    An ipad air 16 or 32 GB for testing apps? Or do I buy an ipad mini?
  2. xStep macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    For a test system, I'd go with a 16GB Wi-Fi model. If my apps require testing with cellular, then of course I'd invest in that option. I wouldn't pay more than I need to.

    As far as screen size goes, that would depend on app type and audience. At work the larger model is what gets distributed and we're doing business apps, so I appreciate seeing my creations on the same size panel. If I was writing a game that required detailed touch accuracy, I think I might want the mini. My thinking being that if such a game can be played well on a smaller screen, it should play fine on the larger screen. It would be interesting to hear from someone who has done that. :)
  3. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    In the same vein as your other thread, the answer is: it depends. What kind of apps are you planning on testing? What other things are you going to be using the iPad for? Etc. In a perfect world, it would be nice to have one of each kind of device to test on, but that's rarely doable. If you can give us more details on expected use, we can try to provide a better answer.
  4. grandM, Mar 5, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2014

    grandM thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2013
    The idea is to build business apps
    I won't be building games
    most apps be driven by external database
    sorry that I hadn't answered yet :)

    I'd also like to view movies stored on my mac on the ipad when ill or so
    Also use skype / facetime / pages / mail etc
    can I control the mac through ipad by the way?

    REALLY IMPORTANT though: it must support wifi 5GHZ, 2.4 is a war zone here
  5. moonman239 macrumors 68000

    Mar 27, 2009
    The only advantage the 32GB iPad has is the extra storage space.

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