You cannot test an iOS device without a Mac laptop/desktop. They are extremely restrictive in who can access and develop for their devices. There are no emulators that can help you with this. You must have XCode, and the XCUITest toolset contained within that code library, to be allowed to programmatically interact with iOS devices.
Only with the Windows machine, we cannot the iPhone Emulator. Either you have to connect to any of the remote Mac machine or the Mac Server.
And one more thing is iOS Testing is not supported in the Windows if you are using Visual Studio or VS code.
I just wanted to write an update to my original question, as its been about 7 months and a lot of things have changed since I penned this question.
I decided to take a risk assessment based approach. As my manager at the time really doesn't like the word 'no' this seemed like the best option. If I could categorically prove that certain ...