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Head First iPhone and iPad Development, 2nd Edition by Dan Pilone, Tracey Pilone

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Chapter 7. Migrating to iPad: We need more room

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iPhones are great, but a bigger screen can be better.

When the iPad first launched, some panned it by saying that it was “just a big iPhone” (but uh, without the phone). In many ways it is, but that screen opens up many opportunities for better user interaction. More screen real estate means that reading is comfortable, web pages are easily viewed, and the device can act more like a book. Or a calendar. Or many other things that you already know how to use, like a menu...

DrinkMixer on the iPad

It happens all the time: a new device comes out and now your clients want to use it. iPad and iPhone apps have lots of overlap. iOS runs both devices, which are touch screen–based, and only one app is allowed to be visible at a time to users.

The big difference? The screen size!

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Yes, they do.

Every iPhone app on the App Store will run on iPads right out of the box, but there’s a catch.

The iPad simulator

The simulator will launch the ...

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