[/slideshow] That’s the proof.
It’s very daunting to develop mobile apps without actually testing the developed app to actual devices of targeted platform. Why? Because there’re plenty mysteries that can not be covered by simulator, such as responsiveness and user experiences. Even though modern simulator and development environment, such as iOS simulator and Xcode has Instrument and ability to detect performance and memory leaks, it’s not as real as if the apps are directly tested on the device.
Hence, actual mobile devices are necessary investment for mobile developer company. To us, we love gadgets, so it’s kinda bonus having gadgets, and they can be productive, not just for style.