When to Use Subclassing in iOS 6 App Development
Part of the iOS 6 Application Development For Dummies
Subclassing allows you to customize behaviors while you're developing your iOS application. Keep the following points about subclassing in mind as you develop your app:
In the first stage, you create a new class, called a subclass, that inherits properties from another (super) class
In the second stage, you add properties as needed for your iOS application.
In general, you'll want to subclass the following
UIView, to create your (more complex) content views, which you may fill with controls, graphics, and so on.
UIViewController, to manage the content views and connect them to the model.
NSObject, to create Model views and delegates.