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3. Browse the Web

3. Browse the Web

Web browsers on smartphones have historically been pretty terrible. The iPhone demonstrated that it’s possible to render a Web site that isn’t custom programmed to be readable on a mobile device. However, even that didn’t prove to be 100 percent accurate, because although Safari on the iPhone can render a page as it would appear in a desktop Web browser, the screen size is still a limitation, leading many sites to adjust their code to accommodate.

The iPad, on the other hand, is almost all screen, with a version of Safari that displays Web sites just as you’d see them on a Mac or Windows PC. We no longer wonder or marvel at how we access information online—we just get it.


  

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