Then you will see how to work the web with your iPhone, how to set up your email account, how to read and write email messages as well as how to and manage your email in general. Finally you will explore the world of the iPhone App Store. This is the place where authorized iPhone applications can be purchased and loaded to your iPhone. Here you will see how to set up and find applications for your device.
Part 4, "Connections" is about the world outside of the iPhone. That is, how you integrate your iPhone, to your real world of tunes, photos, videos, and more. In this part you begin by working with iTunes to load your iPhone with music, movies, photos other things you may want to take along with you.
Then you will learn how to sync your iPhone to make sure that you have copies of those things that are important to you including ringtones, podcasts, and photos. Then you will learn about the MobleMe service that you can purchase so that anything that is done on your iPhone or computer is instantly sent back to the other. The iPhone is nipping at the heels of stalwarts like the Blackberry for inclusion in the boardroom so also discussed is the use of the iPhone as a corporate phone. Finally there is a chapter on the settings. There are a lot of them.
Part 5, "Appendixes" contains three sections. The first describes getting and setting up the iPhone with AT&T, the kinds of plans they have, and what may be best to do. The second is about accessories that are available for the iPhone. These include cases, chargers, and car adaptors. The final section covers trouble shooting, maintenance and battery information.
As with all of the Missing Manual series, iPhone: The Missing Manual covers a lot of ground that isn't found in any one central location. The author blends information with an entertaining writing style all designed to help you learn and understand.
If you have never read a David Pogue missing manual you are in for a treat. There is a bit of training, a bit of humor, and a lot of information packed into iPhone: The Missing Manual . If you are just getting into the iPhone, or have been struggling to learn more about this complex creature, then I very highly recommend this book.