iPhone Simulator

Excellent tool for testing apps developed for iOS devices

4.6

428 Votes

  • Category General
  • License Free
  • Version 4.2
  • Size 13.41 MB
  • Works under Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows 2003 / Windows XP
  • Language English
  • Program by iPhone Simulator

iPhone Simulator is a Windows application that lets you experience the iPhone's interface right on your desktop. Setting it up on your PC will let you test out some of the most common features that Apple's iOS mobile platform offers. If you've never owned a smartphone before or are an Android user and would like a way to test the iPhone interface before buying one, iPhone Simulator brings a virtual iPhone to your desktop.

Another possible use of iPhone Simulator is as a tool for presentations of training classes related to various aspects of the Apple iPhone's interface. The entire program is written in Flash and is very lightweight. Unlike other device emulators you will find on today's market, it doesn't require you to have a powerful PC to make it run.

iPhone Simulator comes with quality graphics that look very realistic. You can use it to browse the iOS system preferences, change the wallpaper on your virtual iPhone, plus access a variety of applications like the notepad, clock and calculator. However, you should know that iPhone Simulator is based on the iPhone 3G, which explains why it lacks some of the more advanced features found on the iPhone 4G and later models.

While the program provides a decent overview of the iPhone 3G's most common features, it isn't an actual device emulator that gives you full access to everything that a physical iPhone would. Some apps and features aren't available in iPhone Simulator, including the Safari Browser and the Apple App Store. Unlike some more advanced programs, like iOS development tools, it doesn't let you load and run your own iPhone apps on your PC either.

Pros

  • Simple and lightweight application.
  • Quality graphical interface.
  • Provides a quick way to see and try out the iPhone's platform on a PC.

Cons

  • Based on the older iPhone 3G
  • Doesn't offer full iOS emulation, with many features and applications disabled.
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