Post your dev setups!

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Tander, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Tander macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2011
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Hey all,

    So being a new developer I am interested on how others have their dev areas setup?
    (This includes machine / test device details / software you use )
    You can either give a simple description and/or picture as well.

    I will start - for now only a text description - will post a picture later

    Dev Machine details:

    Late 2011 MacBook Pro 17"
    Core i7 2.4Ghz
    8GB Ram
    750GB HDD

    Test Devices:

    iPhone 4s,
    iPhone 4,
    iPad 2,

    I will post a picture of my desk - but as you can imagine it's rather boring.

    I am thinking of getting a second monitor so I don't have to constantly switch between screens all the time!


    Mountain Lion 10.8.4
    xCode 4.6.3

  2. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2007
    Novi, MI
    I have two setups (Both machines running Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks beta)

    Main Dev machine (because it's portable)

    MacBook Pro 15"
    Late 2008
    500 GB Hard Drive
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Dup
    4 GB DDR3 Memory

    Secondary Machine

    Mac Mini (Current Model)
    16 GB Memory
    1TB Hard Drive
    2.3 GHz Quad Core i7
    2x 21" Dell monitors

    iPad 1 Wifi & 3G
    iPad 3 Wifi
    iPhone 5 with iOS 7 b2
    iPhone 4S with iOS 6.1.3

    I got the mac mini because I wanted to make it my main development machine but the portability of my MBP causes me to do most of my development sitting on my couch in front of the TV
  3. RagingGoat macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010
    Main Machine:
    15" Retina Macbook Pro
    16 GB RAM
    256 GB SSD
    2.3 GHz i7

    Secondary Machine:
    2010 21.5" iMac
    500 GB HDD
    12 GB RAM
    3.0 GHz i3

    Test Devices:
    iPhone 5 iOS 7 beta 2
    iPhone 4S iOS 6.1.3
    iPad 3 wifi + cellular iOS 6.1.3
  4. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    MBA 11 4 GB

    iPhone 5
    iPhone 4
    iPad Mini
    iPad 3
    iPad 1

    iPhone 3G
    1st gen iPod Touch
  5. larswik macrumors 68000

    Sep 8, 2006
    I am considering getting a Mac mini just for development. I need to use my Mac to make a living and my current set up works just fine with 10.7.5. The only reason I need to update is xcode and development. I am curious if the new xcode will support 10.7?

    So when 10.9 is out I will get a Mac Mini exclusively for development that I can update osx without breaking other software I need day-to-day.

    iPad 1 ios 5.1
    iPhone 4 with ios 5.1
    iPhone 5 with 6.1
  6. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    2007 24" 4 GB 2.4 GHz iMac w/ OS X 10.8.4 and Xcode 5 beta 2 (also 4.6 for just in case)
    2006 13" 2 GB 1.6 GHz MBA w/ OS X 10.7.5 and Xcode 4.6
    iPhone 3GS w/ iOS 6.?.?
    iPhone 4S w/ iOS 7 beta 2
    All synced with Dropbox and iCloud
  7. Tander thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2011
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Do you guys use a second monitor?

    I'm considering getting one as switching between xCode and other screens all the time becomes annoying.
  8. xArtx macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2012
    I rock!


    and I'm stoked because although it's an old P4,
    that motherboard on the desk is identical right down to revision number.
    I'm going to make an exact clone PC, so the one I'm using is redundant :)
    It's not so much the PC, but it has three development environments on it
    that all work, and are a pain to install.

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