iPhone Life Magazine VOL 7, NO 4

The only magazine dedicated to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. Each regular issue is chocked full of reviews of apps, accessories and Apple handhelds. It’s also loaded with tips and how-to’s, user profiles, business solutions, and more. To read it on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch download the free “Zinio Newsstand & Reader App” from iTunes App Store

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4 Issues

in this issue

3 min
reflections on the apple watch

Amidst writing and editing in-depth tutorials for this year’s How-To Guide, I obtained a new companion, and I bet you can guess what it is. Yep, the Apple Watch. I ordered Apple’s first wearable in the middle of the night on April 10 (the day it became available for pre-order), and while I had resigned myself to a mid-May delivery, I was pleasantly surprised to receive it early. We’ve had fun around the office vetting each feature. We’ve sent each other our heartbeats, drawn doodles, and carried on phone conversations from neighboring rooms, to which our web editor Sarah naturally concluded, “We’re basically dating in middle school.” While the novelty of such features quickly wore off, I found myself quickly relying on the Apple Watch’s other core capabilities. While working at iPhone…

2 min
meet our writers

"This issue, I’ve written about eight products I discovered that can enhance your summer fun." "These apps for the Apple Watch will help you protect your most valuable asset— your health." "Communicating is the most important thing we do with our phones—which is why you need to make sure you're not Snapchatting like a dork." "Find out more about Apple's rumored TV streaming service and how it could challenge traditional cable providers." "Learn how to use the unique functions of the iPhone 6 Plus, my most-used and beloved computing device." "I still have my original Macintosh setup audiocassette from 1984, so it was nice to help create a guide to Apple's latest and smallest computer more than thirty years later." Staff "After discovering the Sennheiser Momentums at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, I was excited to test…

3 min

THE NUMBERS 21 PERCENT According to market research group Kantar, phablets accounted for 21 percent of smartphone sales during the first quarter of 2015, up from just 6 percent a year ago. This increase is due in part to the iPhone 6 Plus, which represented over 44 percent of phablet sales. 1 MILLION Consumer trends firm Slice Intelligence estimated that nearly 1 million people in the US pre-ordered the Apple Watch on April 10—that’s more than last year’s Android Wear sales put together! UNIQUE PRODUCT Brikk Lux Watch Omni (starting at $110,000) If you thought the $17,000 Apple Watch Edition was expensive, wait until you see the new Lux Watch line by Brikk. This 18-karat gold, diamond-encrusted Apple Watch costs as much as $115,000! WHAT’S HOT IN THE APP STORE Periscope (Free) Periscope isn’t the first live video-streaming app, but…

1 min
caption contest

mikailamaidment.com YOUR CAPTION HERE Send us a clever caption for the cartoon above, and we’ll feature our favorite entries in the next issue. The winner will receive a $25 iTunes Gift Card! Send all captions to comics@iphonelife.com. JULY/AUGUST 2015 CAPTION WINNER “The heights some people will go for a selfie.”Submitted by Chris Murphy RUNNERS-UP: “That’s how to take a killer selfie.”Submitted by Mukhtar Ali Malik “I’d die without my selfie stick!”Submitted by Jay Cannie Thanks to everyone who sent in their funny captions!…

1 min
around the iphone life office

Donna, Editor in Chief: I’ve never been much for debates—it’s hard to summon coherent responses on the spot. That’s why I loved Sarah’s idea for Retort, a genius little app that would listen in the background and send oneliners to the Apple Watch just at the right moment. Sarah, Web Editor: Some coworkers and I came up with an idea for an app that lets you avoid the main pitfall of small-town dating—running into your ex everywhere! We called it the Avoid Your Ex app; it's similar to Find My Friends, only you would use it to avoid your ex at the grocery store or coffee shop. Noah, COO: The Jedi Mind Trick app would use NFC to generate vocal profiles of people so you could trick them into thinking they are…

1 min
online at iphonelife.com

Apple Watch Beats All Other Smartwatches The stainless-steel Apple Watch rated higher than 11 other smartwatches in a series of tests by Consumer Reports determining durability, health functionality, ease of use, ease of interaction, and visibility in bright light. bit.ly/1HfxL89 Twitter and Kids Weigh In on the Apple Watch Overall, professional reviews of the Apple Watch lean toward the positive. But what do regular users think? A company called CrowdFlower analyzed more than 30,000 individual tweets on Twitter to find out. And a delightful video gives the charming reaction of 11 kids who are introduced to the Apple Watch. bit.ly/1AURJgU Video Compares Rumored iPad Pro to iPad Air It's rumored that Apple will be coming out with a 12.9-inch iPad called the iPad Pro. Alleged specs have been leaked and manufacturers are apparently already making…