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Press Release: July 28, 2009

David Pogue's iPhone: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition--New from O'Reilly: Covers All Models with 3.0 Software--including the iPhone 3GS

Sebastopol, CA—With the iPhone 3.0 software and the new iPhone 3GS, Apple has a world-class hit on its hands. This sleek, highly refined pocket computer comes with everything--including a cellphone, iPod, Internet, and camcorder--except a printed manual. Fortunately, David Pogue is back with an expanded edition of his witty, full-color guide of the world's most popular iPhone book, iPhone: The Missing Manual, Third Edition (O'Reilly, $24.99).

"The iPhone 3GS feels like the thing has finally landed," says author Pogue. "They've finally filled in the feature holes--video recording, voice dialing, Copy and Paste--and taken it to a new level with the 3.0 software upgrade. The best part is that you don't have to buy a new phone to get all of the 3.0 features; it's a free upgrade for all those 23 million existing iPhones."

Here is just some of the important stuff covered in the new edition of Pogue's latest iPhone: The Missing Manual:

  • The phone. Thanks to voice dialing, Visual Voicemail, and MMS (picture/video messages), the iPhone is a top-notch cellphone.
  • The iPhone 3GS. This book covers all iPhones, but the 3GS offers a camcorder, compass--and blazing speed.
  • The 3.0 software. Older iPhone models gain MMS, Copy and Paste, voice recording, global Search, and 100 other features.

The iPhone may be the world's coolest computer, but it's still a computer, with all a computer's complexities. iPhone: The Missing Manual is an entertaining, lavishly illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you, too, into an iPhone addict. The ebook is available now and the print edition will be available soon.

For a review copy or more information please email Please include your delivery address and contact information.

David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see:

iPhone: The Missing Manual, Third Edition
David Pogue
ISBN: 9780596804299, 416 pages,
Book Price: $24.99 USD, £17.99 GBP

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