Not only does iOS itself use this design, but others who create apps and tools for the iPhone have followed suit. For example apps like Voddio, Voice Recorder, etc. have used  the picture of a microphone and the audiometer for voice memos.

Skeuomorphism in Voice Memos, I have a voice to be heard, I am Woman hear me roar, Joyful Joyful

Even Microsoft uses the design. "Sticky Notes" are used to write little notes to yourself and place them on your desktop to remind you of your tasks, memos. These notes resemble the colorful post-it notes we all use.

Even Microsoft uses the design. "Sticky Notes" are used to write little notes to yourself and place them on your desktop to remind you of your tasks, memos. These notes resemble the colorful post-it notes we all use.

"iDial" is an app that bypasses Apple's traditional dialpad. This one resembles the old-school dialers used on rotary phones.

iphone with retro dial app. So funny that we always go back to the old school ways. Wasn't it better when everything was more simple?

Here's a screenshot of an android device. This is the Smart TV remote built into Android devices that can be used as a universal TV remote at home. Look how it resembles the traditional remotes we used to use.

Here's a screenshot of an android device. This is the Smart TV remote built into Android devices that can be used as a universal TV remote at home. Look how it resembles the traditional remotes we used to use.

Blackberry has joined the list too. Here's a screenshot of a Blackberry's built-in compass.

How to use Built-in Compass in your BlackBerry 7 Smartphone

This app called "Paper 53" uses skeuomorphism for every detail. It consists of different scrapbooks/sketchbooks and once you enter each one it gives you options: choosing different utensils like paintbrush, watercolors, charcoals with a variety of different color options. You can also take notes on lined paper, etc.

App Design: 15 Examples of Skeuomorphism in User Interfaces

Before iOS 7, Apple was the most well-known utilizer of skeuomorphism. Another example here is the contacts/phonebook resembling a physical phonebook most people used to use.

Before iOS Apple was the most well-known utilizer of skeuomorphism. Another example here is the contacts/phonebook resembling a physical phonebook most people used to use.

From iPads and Kindles to Nooks, almost every company utilizes skeuomorphism when it comes to flipping through ebooks.

From iPads and Kindles to Nooks, almost every company utilizes skeuomorphism when it comes to flipping through ebooks.

HTC One, an android phone, utilizes skeuomorphism, too. The built-in flashlight app takes after a real flashlight with a power button and another button to control the brightness.

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HTC One, an android phone, utilizes skeuomorphism, too. The built-in flashlight app takes after a real flashlight with a power button and another button to control the brightness.

skeuomorphism: design principle in which design cues are taken from the physical world. For example, this is Apple's iBooks and it resembles a physical library or bookshelf

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