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MacBook Configuration for iOS Development

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#1 Zeyofa


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:09 PM

Hello guys!


I want to create apps for iPhone and iPod Touch. The thing is, I don't own a Mac. But my uncle said he had some MacBooks at his job and he could sell me one for about 250$. The MacBook Air he want to sell me has 2GB of RAM and that's all what I know yet.


So I wanted to know: what would be good for programming with the latest version of xCode (Objective-C) in term of...



- Processor speed

- Screen size


Thank you!


#2 BlackRabbit


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 06:38 PM

Any Mac would do, but not all of them might feel comfortable.

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#3 Vaielab


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:13 PM

As BlackRabbit said, to build a mobile apps you don't need something big.


But have you consider emulating your mac?

For work I had to build a small apps for iphone, and insted of buying a mac, I simply install mac os via virtualbox on my pc.

It was not perfect, but it was good enough for me while I created the app.

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#4 Zeyofa


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 04:46 PM

Thanks but no thanks, I'm not very comfortable with emulators.

Thanks for our answer BlackRabbit!

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