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If iPhone is supposed to have the best Internet why is mine sending me to mobile versions of websites?

Asked by Sneakerfreak503 (37points) March 18th, 2008 from iPhone

Like in the commercial it makes a big deal that it has the actual Internet not the mobile version why does it send you to the mobile versions? Is there a way to avoid that?

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eambos's avatar

The Internet sites are able to detect that you are using a mobile device and automatically redirect you to the mobile site. If you look around the screen, there is often a button allowing you to return to the normal site.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Although just because you can doesn’t mean you should. The iPhone version of fluther is much easier to read than the normal site on an iphone, the same with facebook.

squirbel's avatar

The phone doesn’t send you there, the website you’re visiting does. It works like eambos described.

Maverick's avatar

Yep, its the websites. Usually in an effort to give you a better viewing experience, just like they might do if you access the site from IE or an 800×600 display.

jtvoar16's avatar

I concur with everyone. It’s the website. However there is one site that WILL NOT let you go to he normal verson… .mac galleries. I figured this out the hard way.

cwilbur's avatar

And the iPhone is supposed to have the best Internet experience of any of the available mobile phones—if you’ve used any of the others, you realize just how low a bar that is.

Sophie23's avatar

Its true the iPhone does provide a really good web browsing experience, but many content creators only cater for ‘normal’ web browsers and mobile browsers. Since the SDK has been released now, some decent browsers that show the iPhone as a ‘normal’ web browser should be released soon and then your problem will be sorted.

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