So I tried setting up my dev environment on another MAC which is running on OS High Sierra, but running into the same issue not being able to open Expo in the ios simulator. So that rules out the OS causing the issue. Another MAC at the office with the exact same specs, setup and network is able to run the project without any issues, which is weird.
I’m also sometimes getting an error when trying to run ‘expo start’, which I feel might be related. Logs below:
[17:46:06] Could not get status from Metro bundler. connect ECONNREFUSED 127.0.0.1:19001
[17:46:06] Connecting to Metro bundler failed.
[17:46:06] Error: Connecting to Metro bundler failed.
at Generator.throw ()
at step (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/expo-cli/node_modules/xdl/build/Project.js:2211:191)
at process.internalTickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:77:7)
I’m starting to think this could actually be a network issue after all…