Welcome to the latest issue of iPad & iPhone User. When Apple removed the headphone jack off the iPhone 7, it also unveiled a new set of wireless earbuds called AirPods and claimed they were so great users wouldn’t mind the missing headphone jack. After nearly three months of waiting they are finally here. You can read our thoughts on page 17.
Did Father Christmas bring you a new iPhone? Faced with more than a million apps and games to choose from, however, how can you possibly pick the best things to add to your luscious new slab of technology? The apps on page 81 are some of the very best that exist for the iPhone and iPod touch, whether that’s because they do something better than the built-in apps, really help show of your device’s abilities, or are just flat-out awesome.
On page 114, we reveal how to turn your iPhone into a holographic projector, albeit with a little help from a DIY plastic pyramid. So if you want to watch ghostly figures (well, teapots in this case) gently levitate above your display all you need is a little spare time and an old CD case.
Super Mario Run is easily one of the most anticipated iPhone and iPad games to date. Nintendo’s game takes the full-fledged Super Mario side-scrolling experience that we’ve seen for the past 30-plus years and streamlines it for touchscreens and one-handed play. Read our thoughts on page 26.