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The Connected Apple Family: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV by Dan Moren, Jeff Carlson

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Chapter 7. The Apple Future

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As you can imagine, the company that created the iPhone isn’t stopping the pursuit to find new methods for its devices to communicate. iOS is built on the same core OS X technology that runs Macs, and now Apple is extending that to new products like the Apple Watch. With software frameworks such as HealthKit and HomeKit for developers, Apple has also opened up iOS and OS X to other companies who want to build devices that tie into the Apple ecosystem.

As we write this, however, we’re just on the cusp of these developments. Apple introduced the Apple Watch with much fanfare, but it’s not expected to ship until sometime ...

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