The iPhone isn't so much a smartphone as it is an app phone. That's all the Home screen really is — a gateway to apps. Tap an icon, launch an app. But which apps should you launch? Out of the almost one million apps on the iPhone App Store which are the ones every new iPhone owner really needs to have? Which are the ones that will best help you with your work, your hobbies, your responsibilities, and your fun? Out of all the apps, which deserve your attention? Which are the very best?
In short — these. Based on years of experience and countless tests and comparisons, these are the apps and games we consider must-haves and recommend you download now. These are the best apps for the iPhone.
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.
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