After fighting with Apple Support for iTunes for several days over what was and wasn’t preventing me from downloading iPhone Apps and anything else from iTunes I am finally able to check out some iPhone Apps. Today we are going to look at a few of the free apps that iPhone and iPhone 3G users can get for their phones. Read on for all the details. More after the jump.
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Pricing & Installation
There are lots of applications available on the iTunes store for the iPhone running the 2.0 update. Some of the applications cost money and range from $1.99 to $9.99 or more. If you aren’t ready to fork over some cash, but do want some new software for your iPhone you can find some nice applications.
Applications can be downloaded from the iTunes store via iTunes or from the iPhone directly. Once downloaded to iTunes you can sync your phone and the applications will be installed. Download and installation time for the applications is quick and the entire process is easy and really requires nothing more than clicking the box in the iPhone area to sync applications.
I picked a few of the coolest iPhone Apps that were free to try out. One of the free applications is called TapTap. It’s a game that plays sort of like a mobile version of Guitar Hero. Tracks from unknown artists play while colored balls and arrows slide down one of three lines of matching colors. When they reach the bottom you have to tap them like you would strum the note in Guitar Hero. The game is simple, but surprisingly fun for a free game.
Star Wars geeks will not want to miss the PhoneSaber application. The application is rather simple with the hilt of a light saber on screen. You can choose the color of the light saber from yellow, purple, red, green and blue. You tap the screen to deploy the light blade and then when you shake the phone around you get authentic Star Wars light saber fight sounds—but you will have to add your own Darth Vader voice.
One of my favorite applications is called BoxOffice. This little app is a great one for movie fans. You enter your zip code and it will find all theaters in a given radius of your location and then give you movies that are showing and the times they are on. It also offers movies listed alphabetically along with movie posters and a sort blurb about the film. Times and theaters showing the movies are listed for your area as well. You could look these up on the Internet with the phone, but this little application is so much easier.
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There are gobs more applications available for the iPhone and the ability to add the ones of your choice is a huge benefit to the iPhone. You can finally get games and more for your iPhone without having to hack it. I played several other free games and found that some of them like the app called iMaze are not very responsive to the movement controls of the iPhone.