###What should you choose iMac or Mac Book Pro for your iOS Development?
For me it’s a simple choice of top performance at a price.
Best iMac cost less then MacBookPro+Monitor.
Here is the performance comparison while running
time xcodebuild ... clean build on average size project.
** BUILD SUCCEEDED ** real 1m56.945s user 8m1.084s sys 1m37.461s
and on iMac:
** BUILD SUCCEEDED ** real 1m20.605s user 5m46.970s sys 1m6.669s
This data shows iMac is 40% faster for xcode build
- iMac: 4GHz Intel i7, 32Gb, 250GB Flash
- Macbook Pro: 2.2GHz Intel i7, 16Gb, 250GB Flash
Given the same Flash storage iMac can afford 80% faster CPU and 2x memory at about the same price (If you want to get best laptop $2,999 vs best iMac $3,149 as of January 2017).
And as many laptop users would need a display to plugin at their desk, iMac saves on a cost of 5K monitor another $1000.