iPhone Dev - iMac 9400M enough?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Endelm, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Endelm macrumors newbie

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  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Just be sure to bump the RAM. Macs love RAM.

    Be aware that Apple charges $100 or $1,100 for their 2 RAM upgrade options while those same upgrades will cost you $68 or $980 at crucial.com.

    You should certainly spend the $68 to get the 4 GB of RAM. That's a 'must-have' at that price.

    (Also, I'm pleased to see that Apple, while still more expensive, isn't double the price like they used to be. These 2 Apple upgrades are 47% and 12% more than they are on crucial. Still more, yes, but the difference is shrinking.)
     
  4. Endelm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What about OpenGL ES game development for iPhone?

    Can the cheapest iMac handle that?
     
  5. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    If your iPhone can handle it, so can a brand new iMac. :)
     
  6. SiuPak macrumors newbie

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  7. scootaru macrumors 6502

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    What is the cheapest mac that could be used for app development? Would a 1.5GHz core solo Mac Mini work?
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Core2 duo is much better value.

    For cheapest ones with warranty, you can find refurb once in awhile in apple store but they often sold out quickly.
    Here: store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac
     
  9. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Any Intel Mac is MORE than capable of developing for iPhone on.
    Think about it. The computer just have to have specs matching the phone...
     

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