Welcome to iOS 5 Core Frameworks

In June 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone and changed our thinking about what is and should be possible with mobile devices. A year later Apple offered this uniquely powerful operating system to third-party app developers. Each release has taken it further and in the summer of 2010 it was re-branded as iOS. With iOS 5, Apple has integrated technologies previously reserved for desktop computers. With that in mind, here are a few things you should be familiar with before we get started.

The Tools

Because working with iOS apps requires a specific set of tools and resources, you must have access to the following resources before you can implement the examples presented in this book.

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