6. Provisioning Your iPad

Before you ship the next killer app, you must test it on an iPad. Using the iPad Simulator to test and debug your application will get you only so far. That’s why it’s important to always test your app on the real thing. Before your app will run on a real device, however, you must set up your iPad as a development device. This is where provisioning comes in, and that’s exactly what you will do in this chapter: provision your iPad for development purposes.

The steps involved are tedious. Fortunately, you do not have to repeat them often, only a few times a year. Also, Apple is continuously improving the provisioning process. Provisioning a device today using Xcode is easy-peasy compared to what one had to do back in the ...

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