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Test in Real-Time Plug in your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch to use Xcode’s graphical debugger, or collect real-time performance data in Instruments’ timeline view. These powerful optimization tools allow you to quickly identify and address any performance issues. Test Over the Air
Update: 01/10/2012 : The original version of this article by Jen Gordon was published in August 2009.
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