Welcome to this issue of iPad & iPhone User, the only guide you need to the wonderful world of Apple iDevices. Let’s kick off with the big news: the new iPads are here! And this is a good thing.
The iPhone remains an excellent smartphone, and the best all-round experience for mobile use. But rival platforms and smartphone makers have all-but caught up with Apple’s flagship phone, in some cases offering similarly specified products for a lot less.
This is categorically not the case in the tablet world, in which the iPad sits head and shoulders above Android and Windows pretenders. The iPad Air 2 is the most powerful tablet you can buy. It is thinner than you can imagine, and its battery life is staggering. But don’t take my word for it, read our iPad Air 2 review on page opposite. And although there hasn’t been as big an update the iPad mini 3 remains the best smaller tablet you can buy. We tell you why on page 9.
Of course, iPads and iPhones are only as good as the platform on which they run. iOS 8 caused some consternation when first it launched, as it caused some problems with upgraded iPhones and iPads. These issues have been fixed with iOS 8.1, as we explain on page 71.
Whether you are an iPhone- or and iPad user (or both), you’ve come to the right place to read about what is new in the iOS world. Enjoy!