A downside of relying on an iPhone ($ 1,172 at Amazon Marketplace) or iPad ($ 380 on Amazon) for your browsing needs is that you almost always use the mobile version of a website. And, for the most part, mobile websites are completely capable versions of the same experience that you would have with a complete desktop-class browser.
However, there are times when the mobile version of a website lacks a feature or capability that the entire website offers. If you're in the full desktop version of a website, you can force mobile Safari to request and download the full version of a site with just a few cranes.
When viewing a webpage in Safari, long press the Update button. A small prompt will pop up just below the button, allowing you to Request Desktop Page . Tap the drop-down menu, which will cause Safari to refresh the current page, but this time it should reflect the same experience that you should have on a Mac or PC.