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iPhone Emulators Disappoint

James "Jamie" Johnson

Today, I was testing and troubleshooting a Nivo Slider issue when using Superfish on an iPhone. I used, interactive iPhone, iPhone4Simulator, the iPhone emulator at Mobile emulator, MobileWebTransmorgrificationPortal's iPhone Simulator and iPhone emulator, which also links to other free emulators from I was inially excited about having these tools, but when I compared the results to a real iPhone 4S and iPhone5, I became disappointed. The iPhone emulator at Mobile emulator rendered the most correctly out of all, but it still was not true. No emulators displayed the Nivo Slider issue induced by Superfish. So, this article is short and sweet and a reminder to use emulators sparingly. Emulators are substitutes and there's nothing like the real thing.