Is there any possibility to test the AEM mobile application on the emulators? Similar to testing the native iOS apps on the emulators from the Xcode IDE?
Note - that if you are trying to test Cordova plugins you can use the iOS simulator for testing:
Use Cordova plug-ins in AEM Mobile
If you are looking to debug your app, you need to enable the Safari developer menu.
This guide from Intel shows how to turn this on:
Using Web Inspector Remote to Debug iOS* Cordova Apps | Intel® Software
Note that your AEM Mobile app must not be the public app-store preflight app, but one that is built with a developer provision profile.
Unfortunately no, preflight is the mechanism we recommend for testing.