Introduction

Precious few products ever come close to generating the kind of buzz seen with the iPhone. Its messianic arrival receives front-page treatment in newspapers and top billing on network and cable TV shows. People line up days in advance just to ensure landing one of the first units. Years from now, people will still insist, “I was there on day one.”

But we trust you didn’t pick up this book to read yet another account about how this year’s iPhone launch was an epochal event. We trust you did buy the book to find out how to get the very most out of your remarkable device. Our goal is to deliver that information in an informed but light and breezy fashion. We expect you to have fun using your iPhone, and we hope you have fun spending time with us.

About This Book

Let’s get one thing out of the way right from the get-go. We think you’re pretty darn smart for buying a For Dummies book. That says to us that you have the confidence and intelligence to know what you don’t know. The For Dummies franchise is built around the core notion that all of us feel insecure about certain topics when tackling them for the first time, especially when those topics have to do with technology.

As with most Apple products, every iPhone to date is beautifully designed and intuitive to use. And though our editors may not want us to reveal this dirty little secret (especially on the first page, for goodness' sake), the truth is you’ll get pretty far just by exploring the iPhone’s many functions ...

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