iPad mini test device question

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by charlieegan3, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

    charlieegan3

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    #1
    Hypothetical situation:
    I make an app for iPhone. In terms of hardware the app needs a GPS, Mobile data, front & rear facing camera and the Accelerometer.

    Can I run the app in it's iPhone size on an iPad mini and still use all of these features of the device.

    Also is it possible to see run the app as it would look on a 4s and the 5 separately or will it default to display it as the 5?

    Cheers.
     
  2. xArtx macrumors 6502a

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    If it's an iPhone app (not universal), I think it displays as a magnified 3.5inch display.
    That would make sense due to the iPad's aspect ratio... It can better represent that display.
    Device requirements definitely work, but I don't know if you can know if
    the device has a data connection without trying to use it.
     
  3. Duncan C macrumors 6502a

    Duncan C

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    #3

    I just tested an iPhone only app that uses the camera on my iPad 2 and it works fine.

    You cannot emulate the iPhone 5/4" iPod touch on an iPad.

    The iPad Mini is not a retina device, so the screen will have a scale of 1, not 2.0 Thus it will be more like an iPhone 3GS than an iPhone 4/4s.

    Duncan
     
  4. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

    charlieegan3

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    #4
    Thank you. :D

    and Thank you. :D

    Helped clear things up a lot for me. Cheers.
     
  5. Duncan C macrumors 6502a

    Duncan C

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    #5
    No problem.
     

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