1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Help me I’m very confused which macbook is good for ios and python development
    11-10-2018 02:05 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Any recent model MacBook should suffice.
    11-10-2018 02:17 PM
  3. akavbb's Avatar
    By recent you mean?
    11-11-2018 12:25 AM
  4. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    You just want a decently fast processor and probably some good storage unless you plan on working off an external hard drive. I would probably recommend a Pro model over the others just because it has better processing power, however, any MacBook will work. The Pro will just handle renders and tests better.
    11-11-2018 02:20 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    By recent you mean?
    2015 and newer.
    11-11-2018 08:07 AM
  6. akavbb's Avatar
    So a 2013 air is old?
    11-11-2018 09:33 AM
  7. imwjl's Avatar
    You need to consider virtualization or your access to other hosts for testing.

    A huge amount of what I do as an IT pro is done on my M chip 12 inch MacBook that I think is one of the must under appreciated computers out there. I also have a large Retina iMac and connect to others hosts including a terminal server.

    The bottlenecks I usually face are storage and once in a while cores for virtualization. Any of the 2 core MacBooks are going to limit the resources you can give to a virtual machine. My users and I are fine for basic use of a VM with two cores but my 4 core desktop computer lets me use two core VMs.

    I have a 4 core MacBook at the HQ and data center location as well as at home but they have less battery life.

    No rights or wrongs here but at times I find a lot of "experts" are daft to the cores and virtualization issue. I also find a whole lot of IT pros not getting the value of virtual machines if it's only for the sake of snapshots.
    11-12-2018 08:22 AM

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