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How to test an iPhone or iPad without physically having it

Those who do not have the opportunity to go to a department store but want to buy a iPhonethey can test it and get an idea of ​​how it works with the help of a simulator on your Mac and convince yourself to make your purchase.


before pointing how you can interact with an iPhone without having it physically in your handwe must remember that it is best to go directly to a store to do the necessary tests and questions about the equipment.

Keep in mind that the simulator does not give a full iPhone experience since it lacks some tools such as Face ID, the camera and colors, device sizes and other aspects cannot be reviewed.


After taking the above points into consideration, you can virtually explore an iPhone from a Mac with the xcode app, available for free on the Apple App Store. Of course, the first step is to download the application on the Mac.

Once installed, you must open and enter the administrator password to be able to download extra tools. Later, when you see the legend “Welcome to Xcode” on the screen, go to the Xcode menu and select Open Developer Tool > Simulator.


Having the simulator open, you must touch the menu File > Open Simulator and finally select from the available options the operating system you want to test and finally the device. After having followed all this, the home screen of the virtual iPhone will appear.

While it is open, you can explore the settings, applications, among other functions that may be limited. It’s great for testing a few things, however, as said above, it doesn’t give you the full experience of the physical device.

Xcode is a tool designed for developers. With it, those who are working on an app can test and check that it is working properly or make the pertinent changes before officially launching it. Thus, it is possible to try an iPhone or iPad.

Apple, against the installation of applications outside the App Store


Apple CEO, Tim Cookissued an urgent warning against forcibly opening up the iPhone’s software system to apps from other sources.

Apple smartphone users so far they can only install their applications through the brand’s official store, App Storebut this is going to change due to a new regulation of the European Union (EU).

This decision will provide opportunity for those with malicious intent to bypass Apple’s extensive security measures, Cook warned. during the recent International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit held in the US capital, Washington.

The CEO of Apple thus opposed the European Union legislation on digital markets, known as the Digital Markets Act (DMA), on which the negotiators of the EU Member States and the European Parliament reached an agreement at the end of of March.

Cook stressed that Apple is in favor of a data protection regulation and, in that sense, celebrated the General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD) of the European Union.

“But we are deeply concerned about the regulations that undermine privacy and security in the service of other goals”, he expressed.


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