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Apple Updates iPhone User Guide for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5

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The iPhone can be very intimidating for first-time users, especially since Apple doesn't include a traditional manual in the box with the device. There is a large market for aftermarket books like the forthcoming iPhone 5 for Dummies, but Apple also offers a free iPhone Users Guide updated for iOS 6 both in PDF form and on iBooks.

The guides are excellent for customers new to the iPhone, and for the less tech-savvy iOS user. Download the guide through Apple's iBookstore [Direct Link] or as direct download as a PDF.

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Posted: 25 months ago

The iPhone can be very intimidating for first-time users


Really? :rolleyes: My grandma, who had never used an iPhone, made a phone call within seconds of using the phone.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago
My grandpa got an iPad and was upset he couldn't find a 200 page instruction manual in the box....
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago

"The iPhone can be very intimidating for first-time users"

Well maybe if apple didn't add so much useless crap in their os (such as a multitasking bar whose apps all use up valuable ram without the owner realizing) then maybe people would be able to use it more easily.


Apple's opinion is that knowing that the device has a certain amount of RAM or that apps use any RAM is way too intimidating. So Joe user isn't supposed to realize anything about this. Just see a bunch of pretty icons.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago

My grandpa got an iPad and was upset he couldn't find a 200 page instruction manual in the box....


LOL - Can you imagine the unboxing videos back in yesteryear....

OK hi doing a unboxing review of access for windows.. Ummm 21 Floppy disks, they look nice... ummm manual - this has got to be like 600 pages so I think its pretty good ... ummm I notice that if you run your finger nail over the sticker on the diskette it scratches a little, so you might wanna buy a case or somethin.... So thats my review don't forget to leave me a comment in the space below (points at pants).....
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago

"The iPhone can be very intimidating for first-time users"

Well maybe if apple didn't add so much useless crap in their os (such as a multitasking bar whose apps all use up valuable ram without the owner realizing) then maybe people would be able to use it more easily.


So, you think the multitask list uses "valuable RAM" unbeknownst to the user. You clearly don't know what you're talking about. With the exception of streaming audio, the vast majority of apps aren't using any "valuable RAM" while shown in the multitask dock. The dock is actually very useful for killing a program that is not running properly.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago
OMG that's how you turn it on????
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago

"The iPhone can be very intimidating for first-time users"

Well maybe if apple didn't add so much useless crap in their os (such as a multitasking bar whose apps all use up valuable ram without the owner realizing) then maybe people would be able to use it more easily.


Apps in the multitask bar don't use any RAM at all. They are saved in a paused state (unless you are running background music or other processss) there is no need to worry about such things.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago
Nobody needs a manual to operate an iPhone. All they need is the ability to recognize icons, or at the very least be able to read overly complex words such as "Phone" or "Photos. The only people who ask for manuals are people who feel insecure without one. My grandma is like that. There could be a big "PUSH HERE TO DIAL THE NUMBER YOU JUST ENTERED!", and she'd still consult the manual.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago

The iPhone can be very intimidating for first-time users


Allow me a polite 'WTF?!?'.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 25 months ago

Really? :rolleyes: My grandma, who had never used an iPhone, made a phone call within seconds of using the phone.


My grandma started using an iPad and didn't have a problem either. I have no idea how someone could consider ios as difficult to use...
Rating: 1 Votes

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