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I would like to know how to test my own iOS app on my iPad or iPhone. I know that there's an iOS emulator in Mac OS, but I would like to test my apps with real hardware.

My research says that I have to jailbreak my iPad. Is this correct, or are there any other alternatives?

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You should ask development questions on Stack Overflow.

You do not need to jailbreak. Go to developer.apple.com/ios and sign up to be a registered developer. Install Xcode, and you can develop. To deploy apps to a physical device for testing or to submit apps to the App Store, you need to pay US$99 per year.

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