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Viewing full webpages on iPhone iOS devices
A lot of webpages automatically redirect an iPhone to a less than full featured mobile version of the site when viewed with the Safari app on the iPhone, limiting the usability of the site.

Many sites can be viewed in full on the Opera Mini Web browser app (free), including eBay. Under settings, you can change mobile view to off, unlike in Safari.

[crarko adds: There is a growing number of web browsers for iOS, many designed to overcome shortcomings in Mobile Safari. A number of them are Universal, unlike the Opera Mini app (currently). You can search for them all in the App Store.]
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Viewing full webpages on iPhone
Authored by: tempel on Jan 27, '11 07:46:02AM

If you don't like Opera, I highly recommend "iCab Mobile". That's the most feature rich browser you can get, not a one-trick pony like so many others for iPhone and iPad, neither one of those with lots of fake 5 star ratings.

The same programmer has written "iCab", originally an alternative brower for Classic Mac OS, so he is very knowledgeable about the stuff he's doing there, not just another kid developing their first app in iOS and trying to get rich with it :)

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or just jailbreak...
Authored by: jigme on Jan 27, '11 07:59:37AM

this is yet another situation in which users of jailbroken iPhones have a simple option: install the free UA Faker extension (and its SBSettings toggle, for easy switching). this allows you to change the User Agent sent by Mobile Safari to whatever (presumably a non-mobile browser) you like.

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Viewing full webpages on iPhone
Authored by: Typhoon14 on Jan 27, '11 08:08:27AM

Opera Mobile seems a weird choice for this. It does all its rendering remotely and then downloads static pages in a compressed format. It has a lot of rendering issues. Either Atomic Web Browser or iCab Mobile would be better choices they render using webkit just like Safari, but allow you to change the user agent.

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Viewing full webpages on iPhone
Authored by: crarko on Jan 27, '11 08:25:01AM

I'm a big fan of Atomic myself; and I believe they have a free lite version.

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