Which Mac for iOS development?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Faize, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Faize macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2011
    I'm thinking about jumping onto the app bandwagon, but I'd need a Mac for that.
  2. ncbetz macrumors 6502


    Jan 9, 2016
    Texas, USA
    Yes, you do. If you are asking the question in the title, then I suggest you wait until the coming March event where Apple will be most likely releasing its latest Mac models.

    If you have to get one now, then I suggest you get one of these:
    If possible, get everything maxed out for optimum performance.

    But, if I were you I would wait for all of the 2016 models.
  3. Starfia macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2011
    Any Mac will get you by for iOS development – the only seriously performance-dependent things are building (often very quick most of the time no matter what), and running apps on the Mac in the iOS simulator (if you even want to do that, but even then it probably only really matters when doing graphics-intensive stuff, and even then it's no accurate representation of on-device performance).

    So, I'd just choose what you like – current versions of Macs are always nice if you can afford them. (Also, I'd speculate it's only a matter of time before iOS development is possible in iOS. If that's showing its face anytime soon, it would happen in June at WWDC. That is pure speculation, mind you – I haven't heard any rumours of such.)

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