Chapter 1. iPhone Basics

Pick up an iPhone or a new iPod touch, and instantly you know you’re holding a special device. Something about it just feels so right. It fits perfectly in your hand (not too big, not too small). It has a heft to it without being heavy, and it’s slim without being slight. It feels very solid, and the craftsmanship in the manufacturing is readily apparent.

On the front, a glossy black sheet of optical glass is interrupted by a single button at the bottom of the device. When you press that lone button, the iPhone or iPod springs to life. With a smooth zooming motion, the black glass is transformed into rows of virtual buttons. The interface is seductive, and the buttons just scream for you to touch them.

And what’s the ...

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