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AVFoundation is a framework with an Objective-C interface, which provides high-level services for working with time-based audiovisual media on Apple operating systems: iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS.[1] It was first introduced in iOS 2.2[2][3] and has seen significant changes in iOS 4, iOS 5 and iOS 6. Starting with Mac OS X Lion, it is now the default media framework for the macOS platform.

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  1. ^ "AV Foundation". Apple Inc. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  2. ^ Exploring AV Foundation - WWDC 20111
  3. ^ Framework AVFoundation - API Reference developer.apple.com