Embarcadero XE8 Mobile device test/deployment

Reading the documentation for Apple mobile device software development using embarcadero XE8, it is not clear whether or not using C++ Builder, I need an Apple PC/Laptop I order to test/debug an application targeted at an iPhone ?
I have used XE8 to develop an application for an Android phone and I only needed the Android device to test and debug my application.
Can I do the same to test and debug the same application but with an iPhone target just having the device connected to my windows development Laptop via a USB cable or do I need to buy a Mac ?
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Roger AlcindorAsked:
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
The problem/issue when developing for iOS is that you need OSX in order to compile the app before you can install on an iPhone.

Your options are
1. Buy a basic Mac such as a MacMini which is perfectly capable of running XCode for OSX and compiling apps
2. Use an online service which will compile the app for you on one of their OSX servers as part of their service .. there are several out there one of which may meet your requirements
https://build.phonegap.com/
http://www.dragonfiresdk.com/
3. If you have a very short term requirement to compile and develop and iOS app then you could use an online OSX Mac rental service such as http://virtualmacosx.com however if you need the XCode development for a longer period it starts to become more viable to buy a Mac.
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Sinisa VukSoftware architectCommented:
look here at Embarcadero wiki ...
I can add that .... it is possible to use windows virtual machine on mac or vice versa.
Best is windows VM (for running XE7, XE8,..) on mac and iPhone connected to it.
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Roger AlcindorAuthor Commented:
I downloaded the OSX Lion image but was concerned about running the "Unlock VMware" program, especially as I am running version 11 of VMware workstation and there are only programs  for series 8 and series 7.1 VMware. My VMware version 11 is totally legitimate and wonder why it has to be "Unlocked" ?
Nevertheless, my question has been well answered so thanks for your comments.
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