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iPhone Application Development by Jim Hahn

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The future of the iPhone operating system and future mobile computing devices

In January 2010 Apple announced the release of a new mobile computing product, the much anticipated Apple iPad. This new mobile computing device is an interesting case study in possible future directions for mobile computing. The iPad as an artifact of the possibilities for future technology is essentially a closer melding in the fabrication of devices like desktop PCs but also offer similar features in portability and quick and easy access to information. The iPad has capabilities similar to the laptop computer and the mobile phone, i.e. it is portable (242.8 mm tall and 189.7 mm wide, weighing less than 1 kg) with a large screen (9.7-inch diagonal display)1 and ...

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