This ehandbook is not intended to be either a comprehensive guide to using any of the iPhone, iPad, iTunes nor to Windows. Instead it for Windows users who find themselves frustrated when using their iPhone or iPad with iTunes. Its purpose is to try to explain and, where possible, show how various activities that Windows users might expect to do in a simple manner can be performed with or for an iPhone or iPad when connected to iTunes..
A key aspect within this is understanding how Apple sees its iTunes Store as a huge distribution hub for selling digital content. You may think your iPhone or Pad (or iPod or even Apple TV) are the center of your universe but you will discover that these are not regarded by Apple as self-standing or self-supporting devices – but ‘merely’ as users of its digital warehouse.
The ehandbook also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of going beyond iTunes – where you decide if you wish to break out of Apple’s constraints by ‘jailbreaking’ your iPhone and/or iPad and in so doing move beyond Apple's chains as well as how you can start to do this.
Intended audience: the primary audience for this ehandbook is that group of people who have an iPhone and/or iPad who also run iTunes on Microsoft’s Windows. The focus is on Windows users (though the contents may also be of use to OS X users.)
Part I Introduction and rationale
Chapter 1 Why write this ehandbook?
Chapter 2 Why read or use this ehandbook?
Chapter 3 How to use this handbook’s content
Part II Understanding key concepts
Chapter 4 AKWIBFY(NY) or ‘Apple knows what is best for you (not you)’
Chapter 5 The world of iTunes and its ecosystem
Chapter 6 The world of the iTunes Store and Accounts
Chapter 7 iTunes licensing and Digital Rights Management
Chapter 8 iTunes is both Apple’s bully as well as jailer
Part III Describing and addressing common problems
Chapter 9 SIM and MicroSIM cards
Chapter 10 Copying or moving data to/from SIM and MicroSIM cards
Chapter 11 To iTunes, computers and devices are not the same
Chapter 12 Sync and Backup
Chapter 13 Backing up your iTunes on Windows backups
Chapter 14 Files, filing and locations
Part IV So you want to upgrade to a new iPhone/iPad
Chapter 15 What you need to consider
Chapter 16 Keeping your old iPhone or iPad
Chapter 17 Giving your old iPhone or iPad to someone else
Chapter 18 Selling or disposing of your iPhone or iPad
Chapter 19 Had you jailbroken your iPhone or iPad, and other implications?
Part V ebooks, epublications and your own elibrary(ies)
Chapter 20 Background – publishing constraints from the past
Chapter 21 ereaders, ebooks and epublications
Chapter 22 ebooks, DRM and your own elibrary(ies)
Chapter 23 Lending ebooks
Part VI Escaping Apple’s closed environment (‘jailbreaking’)
Chapter 24 Unlocking and jailbreaking – an introduction
Chapter 25 Why might you want, or not want, to jailbreak an iPhone or iPad?
Chapter 26 How do you jailbreak an iPhone or iPad?
A Easily forgotten actions
B iTunes, Operating Systems and Multitasking
C ehandbook conventions
D Beware: iPhones and iPads have moisture sensors