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iPad & iPhone User Issue 137

iPad & iPhone User is the only digital magazine you need to the world of the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Subscribe to iPad & iPhone User and get more out of your Apple device with our step-by-step tutorials, straight forward buying advice and expert reviews of the latest apps, games and accessories.. Each issue is packed with step-by-step tutorials and features on how to get the most from your apps and services like iCloud, iTunes Match, iPhoto, GarageBand, iMovie, Pages and Keynote, as well as all the latest apps. Anyone from a complete iPad and iPhone beginner to hardcore power users will learn more about their beloved Apple device.

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iphone xs

Price: £999 from fave.co/2zMwHKC This is a ‘tock’ year for the iPhone (or, in Apple lingo, an ‘S’ update) and many of us expected a relatively quiet and minor refresh for 2018 after the fireworks of 2017’s iPhone X. Of course, Apple doesn’t really do quiet phone launches, and two of its late-2018 newbies are fascinating: if nothing else the XS Max (read our review on page 24) and XR have enormous screens (the biggest and second-biggest Apple’s ever offered) and the latter’s price tag offers a comparatively affordable entry point to the new generation of all-screen iPhones. But where does that leave the third new handset, the iPhone XS? Rather outshone. Physically, it’s the same design as the iPhone X, and the 5.8in edge-to-edge screen that looked so fancy last autumn has…

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iphone xs max

Price: £1,099 from fave.co/2zNSP7m The introduction of the iPhone X last year meant you could have an entirely new iPhone in your hands with innovative new features such as Face ID and a big screen in a compact body. Now Apple has iterated that design to create the XS, but aside from the gold finish, there isn’t really anything new to see on the outside. What is new though, is the XS Max, a larger option that gives us the biggest screen yet in an iPhone at a whopping 6.5in. The design is the same, but importantly the fact that there’s feature parity across both models mean you no longer have to compromise if you want the smaller phone as you did when you chose the iPhone 8, say, over the 8 Plus. Price The iPhone…

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apple watch series 4

Price: £399 from fave.co/2Rg5PcB Sure, the Apple Watch is a huge success, outselling all rivals, but there are still a lot of fence-sitters not sure if it’s really a worthwhile addition to their Apple ecosystem. And not everyone is a watch person. If this sounds like you, it’s time to get off the fence. The improvements in Series 4 – a bigger display, faster processor, and better sensors – make Apple Watch downright delightful to use, elevating it from ‘neat gadget for Apple fans’ to ‘gotta-have-it addition to your iPhone’. The £399 starting price is disappointingly high, but this is the Apple Watch that finally feels like it delivers on the promise Apple has been building toward for the past four years. Display The most immediately noticeable difference in the Apple Watch Series 4 is…

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iphone xs vs xs max vs xr

Just like last year, Apple announced three new iPhone models, but it’s not so easy to tell them apart anymore. Gone is the old-school design with the home button and the giant bezels, and in its place are three new models with iPhone X styling. (But don’t worry, if you really like the old look, you can still buy an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus.) If you’re having trouble deciding which model to buy, we feel your indecision. That’s why we created this handy guide to help you sort it all out. Size All three new models of iPhone have Apple’s new ‘allscreen’ design that dispenses of the superfluous space above and below the screen and pushes the display all the way to the edges. It also means you’ll have to deal with…

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latest ios games

It’s been a big month for meaty iOS game releases. Games like Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, and Monster Hunter Stories (pictured) all made the move over from dedicated gaming platforms, but there are some mobile-only gems in the mix here too, such as Alphabear 2 and Wall Kickers. 1. Alphabear 2 Price: Free from fave.co/2O3Osh7 The original Alphabear was a delight, so it should come as no surprise that sequel Alphabear 2 is similarly charming and enthralling. As before, you’ll build words out of the Scrabble-like letter tiles in view, but there’s quite a bit more going on than that. Each tile is only viable for a few turns, and if you don’t use it, the tile turns to stone – and that’s a problem,…

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10 things to do with your new iphone

So that £1,000-plus sticker shock didn’t put you off from upgrading to the poorly-named iPhone XS or even-worse-named iPhone XS Max. I don’t blame you – I bought the one, too. I know you want to dive right in the moment you get the box in your hands, but take a beat and do a little prep first. We have a little setup advice you’re going to want to pay attention to. Sure, it seems like an unnecessary drag, but this stuff is going to really save you a lot of time and frustration later. 1. Back up and restore That’s right, you’re going to want to back up your old iPhone after you have your new iPhone XS in hand, so the backup is as up to date as it can possibly…