An iPhone emulator for your PC
- Realistic simulation
- Great graphics
- Unable to access the App Store
- Some applications are disabled by default
iPhone Simulator is an app that lets you test out Apple's iPhone interface before buying an actual iPhone.
Purchasing an iPhone is a big financial decision for some. Make sure you like what's inside the tin by trying it out on your Windows PC first with iPhone Simulator.
This small program is written in Flash and lets you interact with a virtual iPhone on your desktop. In some ways, it is quite similar to the popular iPad emulator, iPadian. You can play around with the interface, as well as try out default applications that come standard in the iPhone.
With great quality graphics, this app lets you test some of the iPhone's popular feature. With iPhone Simulator, it's possible to access the clock, calculator, notepad and iOS system preferences. The wallpaper can also be modified. While iPhone Simulator looks like it's using iOS, it's important to note that this is a flash application and cannot adequately simulate the entire experience of an iOS device.
Unfortunately, some key applications on the phone are not activated. This includes the popular Safari browser. iPhone Simulator is also modeled after the third generation iPhone so anything new that came out in iPhone 4 can't be tested here.
iPhone Simulator is a handy utility if you want to get an idea of what it's like to own an iPhone. Unfortunately, the features you can test remain limited.