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iPhone and iPad in Action: Introduction to SDK Development by Shannon Appelcline, Christopher Allen, Brandon Trebitowski

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Chapter 1. Introducing the iPhone and iPad

This chapter covers

  • Understanding Apple’s iPhone and iPad technology
  • Examining the iPhone and iPad specifications
  • Highlighting what makes the iPhone and iPad unique

There is no doubt that Apple has completely altered the mobile computing paradigm with its introduction of the iPhone and iPad. A sleek touchscreen interface almost completely devoid of actual buttons physically changed how we interact with our mobile devices. Fluid and dynamic, this screen can represent almost any two-dimensional interface imaginable. This alone might have blown away several previous generations of clunky, incrementally changing smartphone and netbook interfaces. But Apple’s insight into opening up the iPhone OS early ...

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