Welcome to your new toy
Congratulations on getting your iPhone. Whether you bought it for yourself or you received it as a gift, you probably know that there is a whole new world of apps to enjoy. Indeed, browsing a store for obscure and popular titles is one of the best things about using a new smartphone.
To help you get acclimated to this brave new world, I put together the following list of what I think are the essential apps that iPhone owners should consider. I'm not going for obscure titles here, and you may not approve of everything I selected, but the idea is to get you started with the basic apps that will give your phone oodles of functionality besides making a call (that's still important, of course). Just remember that overdosing on apps can quickly become an expensive proposition. Fortunately, most of the tiles I picked are free or 99 cents, but I'd still advise going slow at first.
If you have a new Android device, check back in a couple of days when Jaymar Cabebe posts his list of the apps you need for a new Android tablet or phone.
December 22, 2012 6:00 AM PST
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