iPad&iPhone user - - CONTENTS -

Wel­come to the lat­est is­sue of iPad & iPhone User. Our homes are grow­ing ever smarter and Ap­ple is one of the tech giants bet­ting on the po­ten­tial the In­ter­net of Things of­fers in our homes and per­sonal lives. That’s why in 2014 it launched HomeKit, a frame­work that de­vel­op­ers can use to en­able their smart prod­ucts to be con­trolled via its iOS Home app. Our ul­ti­mate guide on page 16 ex­plains ev­ery­thing you need to know about Ap­ple’s smart home tech­nol­ogy, while on page 29 we’ve our favourite HomeKit de­vices.

There are a few pretty good MFi-ap­proved game con­trollers for iOS, but most of them seem more ide­ally de­signed for iPad than iPhone. Thank­fully, the Gamevice is a bet­ter so­lu­tion for bring­ing phys­i­cal con­trols to Ap­ple’s hand­set. It clamps around the top and bot­tom of your phone to sur­round the screen with but­tons and analogue sticks. Read our thoughts on page 44.

Also this month, GarageBand for iOS has been given an up­grade and it’s ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic. Adding fea­tures such as con­fig­urable gui­tar amps and a be­gin­ner-friendly loop grid player, it will ap­peal to new­com­ers and pro mu­si­cians alike.

Plus, we ex­plain how to fix a bro­ken Touch ID fin­ger­print scan­ner, look at whether Ap­ple should dump the Lightning port and ask whether the nextgen­er­a­tion of iPhones will have fa­cial recog­ni­tion.

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