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Paperback iPhone: The Missing Manual Book

ISBN: 0596513747

ISBN13: 9780596513740

iPhone: The Missing Manual

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As you'd expect of Apple, the iPhone is gorgeous. iPhone: The Missing Manual is a book as breathtaking as its subject. Teeming with high-quality color graphics, each custom designed page helps you accomplish specific tasks -- everything from Web browsing to watching videos. Written by New York Times columnist and Missing Manual series creator David Pogue, this book shows you how to get the most out of your new Apple iPhone.The name iPhone may be doing...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Do I need another Iphone Manual? Yes, I do!

Call me dense, too busy to learn the hard way, technologically challenged but do not call me late for supper! I will not make apologies for wanting to learn from the best how to use the Iphone 3GS to its full extent and with the help of iPhone: The Missing Manual: Covers All Models with 3.0 Software-including the iPhone 3GS I am finally well on my way. What appears to be a cut and dried device is undoubtedly much more. Yes, I did go to the Apple Website and I went through some tutorials when initial questions arose. But like a wise reviewer pointed out some people prefers to learn the old fashioned way: with a book. I have purchased several books on computers throughout my time using computers. No, I am not very fluid on computers, even though I have to admit to myself I have learned quite a bit over the years and it makes me proud to realize I was not the "zero to the left" once I feared I was when it came to computers. David Pogue's is a fine and well informed teacher. He knows a lot more than the average user. I have bought his book on Leopard (when I finally made the switch from PC's to Apple, so glad I did by the way), also the one on Office 2008 for Macintosh so I knew that he is a capable, competent source writer. At one time I even got mad to be buying so many books but that is what some must do to learn and I am one. The Iphone book by David Pogue is a delightful, entertaining, visual learning experience. I had my doubts what book on this subject to buy because similar books had release dates before the 3GS came to the market. I kept waiting and looking for reassuring reviews on what book dealt with the 3GS and was considered at least a 4 Stars. I realized soon enough that the number of people flocking after books for Iphone 3GS was extremely limited (is it because the average owner is more savvy? do not need to purchase additional resources and are content with Apple's?) so I couldn't single out the best of the bunch. Finally I gave Mr. Pogue's book a try and as I have been reading it at night, in bed might as well say it because I find it a very relaxing learning environment, with the wonderful Iphone 3GS laying right besides me and ready to interact with, I discovered that for the money you can not go wrong with this book. He is funny, all of a sudden he will say something very amusing, it is just his style. But he also seems to be a 5th Degree Black Belt on the subject at hand. Yes, this is an updated version and it definitely covers the 3GS. Thought I write this review when I noticed how few were available. I am sure other authors writing on the same subject have the potential to be as good as Mr. David Pogue but I chose his book for I know he knows. 5 Stars, Love the Iphone 3GS with its camera, video capabilities, voice memos, wallpapers, bluetooth, etc etc. For such a streamlined device it sure packs a lot of goodies!

A must have for iPhone owners

Starting with an iPod Touch, I didn't think I would have much to learn about the iPhone. Even after I got one, I felt right at home. My boss also happened to get an iPhone and was asking me a lot of questions, so I pick this book up for him. I was so impressed with it that I bought a copy for myself. I have learned a lot of things I never would have even thought of thanks to this book. This is the book that SHOULD come with every iPhone sold. But it doesn't, so do yourself a favor and buy this book.

Simply indispensible

I did not buy the original iPhone and I don't have an iPod Touch, so I needed a little coaching when I decided to buy the iPhone 3G. As everyone knows, the small "Finger Tips" manual included with the iPhone covers only the most basic stuff. You need this book for everything else. It is very clearly written and includes great color pictures that pinpoint exactly what you need to tap to make whatever it is you want to happen happen. By the way, I have experienced none of the problems that seem to have plagued some buyers of the iPhone 3G. The 3G service in my area has been great; after several weeks, I have yet to have a dropped call. I've had no trouble synching my phone with iTunes, and there were no production flaws on my phone. So, I would recomend this two step program: 1. Buy the iPhone 2. Buy this book to get the most out of step 1.

Best of the 4 books that are out (with online updates available)

Sat there at a bookstore coffee shop with all the books piled up and went through them to decide which was the best one to get. All the others were too simplistic. This one has humor, treats me like an adult AND acknowledges it will probably be out of date as Iphone updates and directs you to a web site for all the updates to the book that you can get to for free (along with the programs mentioned in the book) The book is written by two people, one of which has been writing Mac Books for more 20 years (and whom I learned how to use a mac from one of his books) Tons of tips (and easy reference to the exact page number of that tip) I highly recommend this book.


For the past few months I've had a-well, I might as well call it what it is-an obsession with the/my iPhone. I was beginning to feel pretty smug about how much I knew about the device. But since I'm also a fan of David Pogue (never miss his columns nor his weekly e-mails), I decided to buy this book (if only to learn that I had nothing else TO learn about how to do everything the iPhone Can do). (I'm kidding about feeling smug; I was just comfortable that I"d been getting the most out of my iPhone.) WOW! Was I wrong!?! This book is incredible! I picked up 4 or 5 new "tips" from the first dozen pages. And lots more since. Buy it . . . unless you were on the team that designed the iPhone.
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