iPhone 4 required

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by smitty8202, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. smitty8202 macrumors member

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    #1
    I have been wanting to learn objective c/cocoa and was wondering do I need to have an iPhone 4 in order to test apps?
     
  2. mgipe macrumors demi-god

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    No. The Xcode tools include a simulator which runs on your Mac and allows you to test your iPhone apps without a real device. There are some limits to what a simulator can do, of course, but it works well for most testing.
     
  3. smitty8202 thread starter macrumors member

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    ok cool i am just in the learning phase, since i have absolutely no programming experience at all.
     
  4. jnoxx macrumors 65816

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    If u'd care about making good apps. Then i'd recommand buy a cheap 3GS for testing from craigslist. Or an ipod touch or something.
    So u can at least test on a real device.
    If u read through the books of learning objective C/iPhone they will explain u why.
    Because the simulator uses the RAM of ur laptop. ntot he actual ram, so it's not good to test. only for quick tests :)
    Well, good luck anyways ;)
     
  5. xStep macrumors 68000

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    To test on a device you need to buy a $99 developer subscription. There are apparently ways around it if you crack your device.
     
  6. smitty8202 thread starter macrumors member

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    thats a good idea. Now that a 3gs is 50 bucks through att i migh do that. Thanks. is there a good book out there to learn. I have Sams teach yourself iphone programming in 24 hours. So far its a good book, color pictures so your not guessing on what color the text is supposed to be but i have ran into a few problems with what the book tells me to do and what is actually happening on the computer. Any sugesstions
     
  7. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sure a more detailed description of the issue is needed.
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    Particularly for anything beyond what is already in the FAQ stickied to the top of the forum http://guides.macrumors.com/Cocoa_FAQ which recommends Hillegass and Kochan.

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