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General Discussion

I want to learn how to build and IOS app, but I don't have a an iPhone

I would like to learn swift, and be able to publish my own app. I have a macbook pro, but now an iPhone. Does this create any problems. My Mom has an iPhone 5s and my dad has an iPhone 4. Would they work? Can't I just use a simulator?

1 Answer

Using the simulator is sufficient, but not ideal. You'll eventually need to purchase an iOS developer account from Apple to be permitted to submit your apps to the App Store. This same account would also let you test on your parents phones.

My dad has a developer account, so I think that would work. Can apps be tested on an iPod touch. That costs a lot less than an iPhone.

Yep, an iPod Touch can be used for testing too.