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Beginning iOS 4 Application Development by Wei-Meng Lee

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Acknowledgments

AFTER MUCH SPECULATION and rumor, Apple has finally released the iPhone 4 amid fanfare and excitement. With the new iPhone 4 comes a new OS — iOS 4, which incorporates many enhancements, most notably the ability to support background applications. I was very fortunate to be able to work with the new OS while it was in its beta phase and even more excited to learn that I would be working on an iPhone 4 book! Writing a book is always exciting, but along with it come long hours of hard work, straining to get things done accurately and correctly. For this, I would like to take this opportunity to thank a number of people who made this book possible.

First, I want to thank my acquisitions editor Scott Meyers, who had faith in me when he signed me up for this book. Thanks for standing by me and always being there to help. I hope I have not disappointed you. Thank you, Scott!

Next, a huge thanks to Ami Sullivan, my editor, who is always a pleasure to work with. After working together on three books, we have built up a rapport and totally understand how each other works. With every new book that I work on with Ami, I learn new things. Thanks for the guidance, Ami!

I should not forget the heroes behind the scene: copy editor Luann Rouff and technical editor Trenton Shumay. They have been eagle-eye editing the book, making sure that every sentence makes sense — both grammatically as well as technically. Thanks, Luann and Trent!

Last, but not least, I want to thank my parents, ...

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