Please correct me if in wrong.
I'm new to mobile development and I would like to develop an app to submit to the apple store.
But I am heavily discouraged by the prices of the macs then I am developing the app in mind.
Say I know exactly what I want and how to code it.
If I was to create a developers account and pay the fee - then borrow my friends mac, write the code and submit my code to apple. Is that all I need the mac for? And then I'll be able to access all the stats etc through iTunes on my windows computer?
Can someone please tell me I'm delusional?
Let me tell you step by step few years back I was in same situation.
So We have two Phases
1. iPhone/iPad (iOS) app development
So If you just want to develop iOS apps you don't want to pay anything,
You just need Mac + XCode IDE
Now you just install Xcode and start developing iOS apps and test/debug with Simulator..
2. iPhone/iPad (iOS) app development and Publish to iTunes Store
for publishing your app on iTunes store you need to pay (example $99 / year) .
So For complete iOS Development Setup you need