| 6:13 pm on Nov 22, 2012 (gmt 0)|
You could either rent or buy an iPad or iPhone, check Craigslist or look for refurbs if you want a good deal. If your website generates a lot of income from iDevice users then you should probably bite the bullet and get one for testing. When I needed to test once I borrowed a friend's unused iPod touch which has the same browser as an iPhone.
The amount of shopping from mobile devices is skyrocketing so it's not a matter of do you need one to be able to services your customers, you need one to make sure they're getting the experience you want them to have on your site.
Ultimately I ended up buying a smart phone and a tablet, but I went all Android so I can't help with any iDevice issues, sorry. ;)
| 10:09 pm on Nov 22, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the response, although not what I was hoping to hear. I really hate Apple its such a shame there's no way to accurately emulate it on windows. I've been to all the sites which claim to but they don't produce the same as what was showing on the ipad.
| 10:10 pm on Nov 22, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Is there no way I can even give a non linking version of my url, otherwise no-one's going to be able to help me :(
| 4:21 am on Nov 23, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Sorry, but our policy is important for several reasons we learned the hard way. It protects you as well as making things more challenging for some discussions. But please do have some faith... we can find a way for you to help yourself, and then ultimately you will be more self sufficient and better off.
Opera Browser recently released a free mobile emulator that may do the job you need - see Developing Responsive Designs With Opera Mobile Emulator [webmasterworld.com]
| 4:31 am on Nov 23, 2012 (gmt 0)|
If you can't or won't get an iDevice then perhaps you could visit an Apple store and test your site on each device.
| 5:33 am on Nov 23, 2012 (gmt 0)|
No. We don't have any problems with sites working on iPads or ianything other than the occasional tweak like all browsers need. I find the best way is to use an actual device and no emulator does a good job of it.
Going to the Apple store is something I've done before.
Then you've never used an Apple product before. The only one I own is an iPad which I got for Christmas when they first came out but my son owns everything Apple, as does everyone at his college. They do everything with them.
Apple Macs are Unix, too, which is a double plus plus.