How to check if your app is running on an iPad or an iPhone

Here’s how we check that:

    // if we're an iPad
    if ([[UIDevice currentDevice]userInterfaceIdiom] == UIUserInterfaceIdiomPad) {

        // do some iPad or iPad Mini specific stuff
    } else {

        // we're on iPhone or iPod Touch

Alternatively you can check the same method for UIUserInterfaceIdiomPhone instead, which is returned when you’re on an iPhone or iPod touch.

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