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Learn Design for iOS Development by Sian Morson

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Chapter     2

iOS: What You Need to Know

iOS stands for the iPhone Operating System and is the software upon which all of Apple’s mobile devices and tablets are built. This includes the iPhone, all versions of the iPad, and even the iPod Touch. iOS allows all of the apps to run on these devices. iOS was released in 2007 with the original iPhone and has undergone minor changes up until recently with the announcement and release of iOS 7.

It is an operating system for multi-touch devices. As such, users are meant to interact directly with the screen of the device upon which the OS is running. This presents some unique opportunities and problems for designers. Therefore, it is important to know what elements are standard and have become familiar ...

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