Xcode on M5 2016

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Stow, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Stow macrumors member

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    Can anyone give me and insight on how this handles compiling and if it is a good buy if I want to do ios dev work? Got this computer for a great price but it is really close to the price of a pro so I am a little torn about which one to get.
     
  2. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    I code on a 2015 MacBook with the 1.2GHz processor with Corona SDK and Xcode just fine.
     
  3. Stow thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome! Yeah I am just getting into learning xcode so I cant really test it myself. Just didnt want to spend the money only to back myself into a corner in a couple of months. The price difference is minimal between this and a pro setup, just cant get myself to spend the money on the pro when its been out so long.
     
  4. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    Just understand that you'll likely need a USB-C to Lightning cable for those quick moments when you need to hook up your iOS device to send a compiled app over or download a log file from the device.

    I love to code everywhere (bus, subway, mall) and I had the 2014 MacBook Pro Retina 13" but it started to get to heavy and bulky to bring everywhere, so I gave that to my daughter and picked up the 12" MacBook. Big difference in accessibility.
     
  5. Stow thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I already ordered a usb c hub online. I just wanted to make sure the M5 would be good enough for a beginner developer. I didnt want to run into issues a few months down the road when I start doing things that were a little more complex.
     

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