O'Reilly logo

The iPhone Pocket Guide, Sixth Edition by Christopher Breen

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

9. The Other Apps

I’ve covered the major areas of the iPhone and iPod touch: Siri, Phone, Mail, Safari, Music, Videos, Messages, Reminders, FaceTime, Photos, Calendar, YouTube, and the stores. It’s time to turn to the smaller apps, which by default occupy the bulk of the Home screen on these devices: Maps, Weather, Notes, Clock, Game Center, Newsstand, Stocks, and the Utilities folder (which contains Calculator, Compass, and Voice Memos).

If you’ve used Mac OS X, many of these apps are familiar to you, as most of them are offered in that operating system as widgets—small applications that perform limited tasks. On the iPhone and iPod touch, they’re considered to be full-blown apps, even though they’re largely single-purpose programs. They work ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required