IN THIS CHAPTER
Browsing for cool apps
Searching for specific apps
Getting apps onto your iPhone
Deleting and organizing iPhone apps
One of the best things about the iPhone is that you can download and install apps created by third parties, which is to say not created by Apple (the first party) or you (the second party). At the time of this writing, our best guess is that there are more than 2.2 million apps available. Some apps are free, other apps cost money; some apps are useful, other apps are lame; some apps are well behaved, other apps quit unexpectedly or worse. The point is that of the many apps out there, some are better than others.
In this chapter, we take a broad look at iPhone apps. Don’t worry: We have plenty to say about specific third-party apps we love in Chapter 17.
You can obtain and install apps for your iPhone in two ways:
- On your iPhone
- By automatic download
To switch on automatic downloads on the iPhone, tap Settings ⇒ iTunes & App Store. Then tap the Automatic Downloads switch for Apps so that it turns green (on).