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    Hi yall
    I am trying to understand the difference in an iPad and iPhone designer/developer.
    Aren't the operating systems the same and they both use xcode?
    Please help
    Thank so much

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

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    The tools and the OS are the same. The major difference is the screen size and aspect ratio.

    You may want to change the UI of your application to make it match the different screen sizes. Your image assets may also have to be tweaked, or at least rescaled.

    Note that a letterbox / upscaled version of a phone application can run on an iPad.

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    Personally, I find that the only real difference between the iPhone and the iPad is the UI and UX. Most of the code is the same for both applications.

    The main difference really is the screen size. The iPad is huge in comparison to the iPhone, and this difference gives you a lot more options to work with.
    Another is that the iPad is usually done in landscape orientation, whereas the iPhone is done in portrait.

    The graphics aren't too different between the devices.

    The other thing I wanted to mention is the flow of the devices. Again, because of the screen size of the iPad, you can fit a lot more content on the screen, and therefore have to push to new views less frequently. I've worked on apps where we had 3 UIViewController's for the iPhone version, and only 1 for the iPad version.
    In short, it depends really on your type of app. If you have a lot of content, and want to display it all at once, go for the iPad. If you want a streamlined, minimal approach to your app, go for the iPhone.
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    iPad apps are designed specifically for the iPad and will not run on the iPhone or iPod Touch. iPhone/iPod apps will run on the iPad, but will only take up an iPhone sized portion of the iPad screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinloyed View Post
    iPad apps are designed specifically for the iPad and will not run on the iPhone or iPod Touch. iPhone/iPod apps will run on the iPad, but will only take up an iPhone sized portion of the iPad screen.
    Not fully correct. You can enlarge iPhone apps to fill the entire iPad screen by tapping on the 2X button in the corner of the screen.



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