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Apple's new iPhone has obviously garnered a fair bit of press of late, but we've not said a lot about it here on Mac OS X Hints, despite the fact that the iPhone runs OS X. That's because, as of now at least, the iPhone is locked down very tight, and there just aren't a lot of tips out there that go beyond anything you'd find in the manual. However, between myself, my Macworld coworkers, and others out in net world, there are a few things that have been discovered.

Rather than trickle those few things in over time, I thought I'd just dedicate today's hints to the initial small collection of iPhone hints. I don't expect a flood of iPhone tips in the future, so I'll publish those as they come in, in the regular mix of other tips. But for those who have iPhones (I had no plans to have one, but then something unexpected happened), today's tip collection should help you get started with your new device.

For everyone else, we're back to business as usual tomorrow. As always, if you have no interest in seeing iPhone (or other types of phones) tips, registered users can disable any hint category, including Phones.
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Today is iPhone tips day...
Authored by: b00le on Jul 05, '07 08:07:39AM

How about a separate site for iPhone tips for those of us who can't buy/can't afford/don't want/don't care about the thing? Seriously -- all the Mac news sites have been taken over by this product. I live in Italy and can't buy, or afford and don't want or care about it. At all.



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Today is iPhone tips day...
Authored by: robg on Jul 05, '07 08:55:49AM

Out of 10,500ish tips on the site, exactly six are about the iPhone. One year from now, I expect that number might be as high as 10, perhaps 20. It's not the focus of the site, and never will be. But that doesn't mean that I'm going to ignore a popular device that runs OS X.

As noted in the original tip, if you disable the Phones category, you'll never see any tips about the iPhone. Over time, if I'm wrong and it seems that tips on the iPhone are indeed something amazingly popular, then we'll either launch a separate tips-only site for the iPhone, or I'll split out Phones and iPhone -- so one could still see phone tips without seeing iPhone tips.

But really, I don't think we're going to get many more hints over time. One a month, give or take, would be my guess.

-rob.



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Today is iPhone tips day...
Authored by: dfbills on Jul 05, '07 02:39:43PM

Rob: I think you'll see more than 20, but I completely agree with your reasoning.

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There is already a dedicated iPhone tipps site:
Authored by: PopMcGee on Jul 06, '07 01:12:24AM
There is already a dedicated iPhone tipps site:

http://www.iphonehints.com/

I visit it daily, it's pretty good.

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Today is iPhone tips day...
Authored by: ibroughton on Jul 06, '07 02:23:02PM

I agree,
I disabled as suggested in my preferences "Phones" and still I get stuff about iPhone.
I don't want it, I dont need it, get rid of it.
This site is called macosxhints.com. Not appleiPhone.com. If you want that then go deal with it. OS X Hints is how it was and how it should be. Sort it, find a new domain and deal with it! I don't want an iphone, I don't need an iphone. what next? ipodhints.com? appleclassichints.com? NO


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Today is iPhone tips day...
Authored by: troggador on Sep 03, '07 10:13:35AM
Frankly, I prefer not to see any posts about the over hyped iPhone on this forum. There are other sites dedicated to the iPhone already. My favorite site for iPhone tips and tricks is http://www.touchtip.com which actually looks great on my iPhone.

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