I was sitting here thinking that after some of you purchase an iPhone either later today or in the near future, you may have questions that in-store or online support can not answer to the degree of preciseness you want. Perhaps even the iPhone manual will fall a bit short.
You may be glad to learn there are a number of iPhone books in the pipeline. Amazon.com lists 10 English-language books predominantly about the iPhone.
I've rounded up Amazon links and publisher-described descriptions here. So let's get started:
As you'd expect of Apple, the iPhone is gorgeous, and 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 using Wireless to watching videos.
The name iPhone may be doing Apple a disservice. This machine is so packed with possibilities that the cellphone may actually be the least interesting part. The iPhone is at least three products merged into one: a phone, a wide-screen iPod and a wireless, touch-screen Internet communicator. The iPhone's beauty alone may be enough for you to dig for your credit cards, but its Mac OS X-based software makes it not so much a smartphone as something out of the film "Minority Report."
The real magic, however, awaits when you browse the Web. You get to see the entire Web page on the iPhone's screen. All of this is cooked up with Apple's traditional secret sauce of simplicity, intelligence and whimsy.
Written by New York Times columnist and Missing Manual series creator David Pogue, iPhone: The Missing Manual shows you everything they need to know to get the most out of your new Apple iPhone. Full of humor, tips, tricks, and surprises, this book teaches you how to extend iPhone's usefulness by exploiting its links to the Web as well as its connection to Macs or PCs; how to save money using Internet-based messages instead of phone calls; and how to fill the iPhone with TV shows and DVDs for free.
Get up to speed fast with this full-color guide to Apple’s revolutionary new mobile phone– widescreen video iPod–Internet communications device.
Announced to great fanfare, Apple’s iPhone promises to reinvent the market for portable electronic devices, combining mobile phone, music and video player, digital camera, Internet browser, and e-mail in a single sleekly designed, brilliantly engineered package. Illustrated throughout with full-color screen shots and illustrations, this fun and easy guide helps you make the most of all the features of this pioneering device.
Discover how to:
- Make and receive phone calls
- Set up iTunes and your iPod
- Buy music and videos
- Play podcasts, music, videos, and photo slideshows
- Browse the Internet
- Send and receive e-mails and instant messages
- Take and organize photos
- Sync with your desktop
- Troubleshoot common problems
The Rough Guide to iPhone is the ultimate guide to Apple''s next killer product: the iPhone, a mobile-cum-iPod-cum-PDA-cum-web browser. Full coverage of the latest product rolled out from Apple HQ, from powering up the first time to sending pictures as email attachments and hooking up to hi-fis. All the tips and tricks from uploading music, google maps and conference calls, to a full “first aid” Help! Section, and all in your pocket. Chapters include: Meet the iPhone, Make it your own, Making calls, Listening to music, Email, Web browsing, Camera & pictures, Video & TV, Syncing and updates and iPhone extras, all this plus much, much more. The ultimate reference for the decade’s definitive gadget, if you are thinking of buying an iPhone, this is the book for you.
This handy, low-priced book is packed with quick results for people who want to jump in and master Apple’s latest invention—the iPhone.• Snappy writing, eye-catching graphics, and a fresh design walks readers through the most common iPhone tasks. • Written by Christopher Breen, the author of the best-selling The iPod & iTunes Pocket Guide. • Covers everything from making phone calls and sending e-mails to browsing the Web and playing music with your iPhone!
The new Apple iPhone combines three products: a mobile phone; a widescreen iPod with touch controls; and an Internet communications device; with e-mail, Web browsing, maps, and searching. This small and lightweight handheld device introduces an entirely new user interface based on a large multitouch display and new software, letting users control everything with just a finger. The iPhone completely redefines what you can do on a mobile phone.
New Apple iPhone users will want to start using their devices as soon as they get their hands on them, and The iPhone Pocket Guide shows them how. Trusted gadget teacher Christopher Breen reveals the quickest way to learn the iPhone features, from navigating through your music, TV shows, and movies; to making phone calls and accessing your address book, favorites list, or call log; to using the rich HTML e-mail client along with Safari—the most advanced Web browser ever on a portable device. Readers will also find thorough coverage of the built-in Google and Yahoo! search functions and how to read a Web page while downloading email in the background. Along the way, Christopher Breen offers hints for making the most of the device’s settings and troubleshooting advice for when the iPhone becomes uncooperative.
Apple Training Series: iPhone Quick-Reference Guide by Peachpit Press (author)
The iPhone is one of Apple's most exciting new products in years, completely redefining what you can do on a mobile phone. The new Apple iPhone combines three products: a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and an Internet communications device with email, web browsing, maps, and searching. This small and lightweight handheld device introduces an entirely new user interface based on a large multi-touch display and new software, letting users control everything with just their fingers. According to Apple, iPhone will be available in the US in June 2007, Europe in late 2007, and Asia in 2008, in a 4GB model for $499 (US) and an 8GB model for $599 (US), and will work with either a PC or Mac. This Apple-certified guide will let you take advantage of all the iPhone can do, from choosing the right model, to using its unique interface, Multi-Touch technology, and Visual Voicemail features. Find out specifics on what Bluetooth technologies you can take advantage of as well as the limitations to expect. You'll even learn how to safely use the PDA and iPod functions of the iPhone while you're in flight and make the most of your iPhone by exploring our list of the currently available add-ons. This guide will be indispensable for users who want to get the most out of their Apple iPhone!
The revolutionary new iPhone will combine three products into one slick device--a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications tool. Covering all the features of what is sure to be the hottest handheld on the market, this easy-to-follow guide will show you how to make calls, listen to music, browse the Web, send email, and much more.
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iPhone Fully Loaded is the one-of-a-kind reference that will show iPhone users how to take advantage of applications and services that allow an iPhone to become a live extension of a home or office computer. Clear step-by-step instructions teach readers how to convert any form of home, office, or online media -- dusty LPs, movies on DVD, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, downloadable books, as well as music and video. Written by wildly popular technology expert and Chicago Sun Times columnist Andy Ihnatko, it's designed to work for both Mac OS X and Windows users. From uploading web pages to downloading television shows and a variety of documents, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, the iPhone does much more than make phone calls, play music, and send e-mail. iPhone Fully Loaded teaches readers how to fully exploit the power of the iPhone. Full-color throughout, this book will walk readers step-by-step through both common and uncommon tasks to get the most out of their iPhone.
iPhone Visual Quick Tips provides visual learners with useful and unexpected techniques essential to getting the most from their Apple iPhone. This easy to use, compact guide provides tips, secrets, and tricks to help readers save time and become more efficient with this latest portable device from Apple. Full-color screen shots and numbered, step-by-step instructions break down big tasks into bite-sized modules that show readers how to save time and boost productivity. A handy smaller trim size makes it easy for readers to find essential information on the hottest tips and tricks for iPhone.
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