Apple has a Mac Developer Compatibility Lab, but no equivalent for iOS devices. We’ve started the iOS Developer Compatibility Labs to fill the gap! You can get to our iOS Labs site here.
The service is setup as device rental.
– A deposit is made for each device
– We ship the devices to the developer through Fedex (because they insure)
– Every week a charge is deducted per device from the deposit.
– Developer returns devices.
– Security deposit, minus the weekly charges, is refunded.
– Developer now knows how well his/her app performs on other devices.
– IF devices are broken or renter never returns them, then the appropriate repair is deducted from the deposit or we use the deposit to buy new devices. :)
We’re still starting up, so devices are made available on demand.