Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (December 27, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
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My mom got a iPhone at Christmas. She needed something for a reference when I wasn't around to help her. It's been great. The color pictures are marvelous because it looks just like what she sees on her phone! I would recommend this for any person who wants a iPhone but may not be tech-savvy (or tech-confident)!
Bought this book for my aunt who just bought the iphone and was very overwhelmed with all its capabilities. She told me she LOVED the book! (gave it to her for Christmas) It explained everything very well in language she could easily understand.
The print is large. The info is very thorough and every idea works. It has a great index and is easy to understand.
Know before ordering that the discussion and direction by the author in this book, assumes that the user has previous experience with a smart phone and/or computer at some level. The book is also short on info for the iPhone 4, though it states it covers it. The emphasis is on the iPhone 4S. We received iPhone 4's for Christmas with no previous experience. We dove into the book with great hope of learning how to us our new iPhones. After a few basic things, it fizzled for us and did not address very specific questions we had about how to use our iPhone 4. Cannot and would not recommend this for the true beginner. Find yourself an Apple sponsored iPhone class.
I bought this for my hubby who is a techno flunky and it helped him to learn how to use his first ever smartphone. It helped me remain sane not having to answer his many questions and explain every little detail about how to work his phone.
I recently converted my 72 and 78 year old parents to iPhones from their five year old flip phones. I bought them each a different book and they both agree this is the best book we bought. My mother has a working understanding of basic computer functions (Skype and word processing) and my father has never had a computer. They both love their phones and are using this book to learn all sorts of new things on their own. I expect they will soon be teaching me! I consider this book a true gift to our family.
The 'come on' for this book stated clearly "applicable to the iPhone 4." And of course it isn't; one of the first statements made is "The iPhone 4 doesn't offer enough memory to be useful; only an idiot would consider buying one." It goes downhill - in a very disorganized and no-sequential manner - from there.I had hoped that "For Seniors" implied a mature and thoughtful editorial style and composition; wrong again - it just means large print and color. This confirms my conclusion from years ago that only a dummy would by a "for Dummies" book. I'm guilty as changed for not following my own advice.
The problem with self-help books are that they are written by people who already know how to use the product! I was only sort of making a joke. Sometimes the writer forgets that that us older folks are not computer and all these electronic products proficient and lots of times and I had to read the passages over and over and they still don't make sense. She seems to leave out some steps that I guess all the young ones know, but I'm missing. The book itself is a very nice quality with good quality paper stock and appears to cover everything.
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