Minimum Macbook config for app development

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by InTheWoodlands, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. InTheWoodlands macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008
    Looking to buy a Macbook (preferably refurb) so that I can develop iPhone apps. I understand that Leopard 10.5.3 is the required OS. What is the minimum recommended hardware configuration for doing iPhone app development? I will probably also use it for some video capturing/editing, but iPhone app development will be the main purpose. Would something with a 2GHz Intel Core Duo processor and 1GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM work? And I assume that something running Mac OSX version 10.5.4 is fine (meaning that 10.5.3 is simply the minimum).

  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

    Sep 30, 2007
    10.5.4 is fine
    any intel mac running 10.5.4 can run the SDK fine, but more powerful computers will be better for the video editing
  3. aosman macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2008
    I would say the same thing; your suggested config will run the SDK, but the more powerful your computer is after that, the easier the actual experience for you will be. Slower computers (eg. MacBook Air) run the SDK sluggishly. Just keep that in mind.
  4. italiano40 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2007
    i would be the lowest costing refurbish macbook and add in about 4gb ram (2gb in each DDR) for video editing
  5. DreamPod macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2008
    I use a 1.83Ghz Core 2 Duo Mac Mini with 2GB RAM :)

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