Bug 16719 - iPhoneSimulator Target Running Only Retina 3.5
Summary: iPhoneSimulator Target Running Only Retina 3.5
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Debugger ()
Version: 1.8.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: High major
Target Milestone: 1.12 (Merge)
Assignee: Vinicius Jarina
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-12-10 22:52 UTC by developer
Modified: 2016-05-10 17:02 UTC (History)
16 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description developer 2013-12-10 22:52:43 UTC
Running 1.8 Visual Studio plugin with Mac Xamarin Studio 4.2.2 (build 2) with Xcode 5.0.2 (5A3005), when I do a debug build to the iPhoneSimulator I get always get the iPhone simulator retina 3.5 inch.  I would like to get the retina 4 inch. The issue also appears in StackOverflow here:  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20050277/how-to-select-the-right-iphonesimulator-device-from-visual-studio-iphonesimula
Comment 1 developer 2013-12-10 22:54:51 UTC
It was also mentioned here:  http://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/9279/xs-debug-target-iphone-3-5-showing-iphone-4
Comment 2 Marek Habersack 2013-12-11 03:36:06 UTC
This issue is fixed in MonoTouch 7.0.4 - please make sure you use at least that version and reopen the bug should the issue still exist, thanks!
Comment 3 developer 2013-12-11 20:54:24 UTC
I have Xamarin.IOS Version: and it still is occurring.
Comment 4 Nischal 2013-12-12 03:24:21 UTC
I have checked this issue with following builds and observing the same behavior. It always open iPhone retina 3.5 simulator on debugging the build.
Checked with iPhone retina 6.0, 6.1 and 7.0. Screencast for the same:

MTVS 1.8.365.0
Xam.iOS Version: 
XS Version 4.2.2(build 2)
Xcode 5.0.2 (5A3005)

Changing the bug status to confirmed.
Comment 5 René Ruppert 2014-02-10 09:58:40 UTC
Same issue STILL! Meanwhile VS 2013 and VS plugin 1.10 - guys, come on! This is important. Thanks.
Comment 6 Vinicius Jarina 2014-02-17 08:50:09 UTC
Hi @nischal @René

We tested here with the latest version (XVS 1.12 + MT 7.0.7 + Xcode 5.0.2 (5A3005)) and seems to be working fine with 3.5 and 4inch simulators http://screencast.com/t/IquEVhxjStHn
Comment 7 René Ruppert 2014-02-17 09:21:30 UTC
How can I get XVS 1.12? It's not available through Alpha channel.
Comment 8 Vinicius Jarina 2014-02-17 13:15:05 UTC
We are about to release René.
Comment 9 PJ 2014-02-17 13:39:39 UTC
Looks like this was resolved for 1.12 in comment 6. 
=> 1.12
Comment 10 Mohit Kheterpal 2014-02-24 06:00:23 UTC
Today we have checked this issue with following builds :

VS 2012
Xamarin for VS 1.12.217

Now, we are able to deploy application on 3.5 inch and 4.0 iphone retina.

Hence, closing this issue