CHAPTER 1 Get Started operating system, iOS; help you get set up with iCloud; suggest some security options; and run through our list of useful tips and tricks. iPhone 5 at a Glance Designed with a minimalist aesthetic, the aluminum-and-glass iPhone 5 eschews a button-heavy design in favor of simple controls and a slim figure: It’s a mere 7.6mm thick and weighs only 4 ounces. Here’s a quick rundown of all the features on the device’s exterior. A On/Off Button Press the On/Off button to turn off the device’s screen. You can still take calls, play music, and receive notifications with it off, but the screen stays blank until you wake it by pressing this button or the Home button. To turn the device off, hold the On/Off button down until the screen dims and the red ‘slide to power off’ slider appears. Slide your finger across the switch, and the iPhone powers down. (To turn your device back on, press and hold this button again until the Apple logo appears.) You can also decline or silence calls, alerts, and alarms with the On/Off button; press it once to silence an incoming alert or call; press it twice in succession to send the caller to voicemail. b Front-Facing FaceTime HD Camera This 1.2-megapixel camera can shoot 1280 by 960 pixel stills and 720p HD video (1280 by 720 pixels). This camera was designed primarily for using FaceTime and snapping quick self-portraits. c Receiver With no headphones plugged in, this is where you place your ear to listen to incoming calls. Depending on your region, the iPhone 5 may use wideband audio during telephone calls, which increases the vocal frequencies and provides for better-sounding conversations. 8 Click here to buy the full 323-page “MacworldiPhone 5 Superguide” for only $12.99!
CHAPTER 1 Get Started d Touchscreen Display The new iPhone sports a 4-inch Multi-Touch display, an improvement over the previous iPhone’s 3.5-inch display; those touch sensors are integrated directly into the display, reducing sunlight glare and keeping the iPhone’s figure slim. Its 1136-by-640-pixel Retina display packs 326 pixels per inch into the space allotted. The display is made from optical-quality glass, which makes it highly scratch resistant. It also has an oil-resistant oleophobic coating that makes it easy to wipe off smudges. e Home Button The only physical button on the face of the iPhone, the Home button provides a variety of shortcuts for accessing apps and iOS features. SINGLE-PRESS A single-press of the Home button can have several results, depending on what you’re using the iPhone for at the time: If the phone is in sleep mode, pressing the Home button wakes the iPhone; if you’re in an app, it returns you to the home screen; if you’re on a subsequent home screen page, it returns you to the first page; and if you’re on the first home screen page, it brings you into the iPhone’s Spotlight search mode (see “Search in Spotlight” later in this chapter for more information). 9 Click here to buy the full 323-page “MacworldiPhone 5 Superguide” for only $12.99!