Chapter 1

Unveiling the iPhone

In This Chapter

arrow Looking at the big picture

arrow Touring the outside of the iPhone

arrow Checking out the iPhone’s apps

Congratulations. You’ve selected one of the most incredible handheld devices we’ve ever seen. Of course, the iPhone is one heck of a wireless telephone, but it’s actually four handheld devices in one. At least it’s four devices right out of the box. Add some iPhone apps, and your iPhone becomes a PDA, an e-book reader, a handheld gaming device, a memory jogger, an exercise assistant, and ever so much more. We discuss optional apps — how to obtain, install, and delete them — throughout the book and particularly in Chapters 15, 17, and 18.

For now, we focus on the four awesome handheld devices your iPhone is the day you take it out of the box. In addition to being an excellent cellphone, the iPhone is a gorgeous widescreen video iPod, a fantastic 8-megapixel camera/camcorder, as well as a tiny-yet-powerful Internet communications device.

In this chapter, we offer a gentle introduction to all four devices that make up your iPhone, plus overviews ...

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