Latest Apple phone reviews

Apple iPhone SE review: Great things can come in small packages
4.5 stars Apple iPhone SE review: Great things can come in small packages By Stuart Miles

There are two ways of looking at the iPhone SE, the "special edition" smaller-scale 4-inch iPhone.One is that it's Apple simply churning out a two-year-old design with a spec update; the other is that it delivers what many people actually want: a small... Read more

Apple iPhone 8 review: The compact iPhone should not be overlooked
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 8 review: The compact iPhone should not be overlooked By Stuart Miles

While most of the excitement and expectation for this year's new iPhones is for the flagship iPhone X, rather than the iPhone 8 and larger-scale iPhone 8 Plus, that's not to say that the smallest of the three models should be overlooked.The new iPhone... Read more

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady
4.0 stars Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady By Stuart Miles

For 2018 there's a trio of new iPhones: the small-scale iPhone 8, the larger iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X (that's "iPhone 10", if you're saying it properly).The biggest and widest of the three, the iPhone 8 Plus, is far more handset than the predicted... Read more

Apple iPhone X review: The future of Apple smartphones
5.0 stars Apple iPhone X review: The future of Apple smartphones By Stuart Miles

Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple has launched what it says is the phone that kickstarts the next decade for the iPhone. It's the biggest shift in iPhone design since Steve Jobs launched that first device, introducing a new range of... Read more

Apple iOS 11 review: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone and iPad
4.5 stars Apple iOS 11 review: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone and iPad By Cam Bunton

iOS 11 is Apple's latest software update for iPhone and iPad users, and this year - particularly for the latter - it brings many important changes. There's an all-new Control Centre, better multitasking for iPads, a new one-handed keyboard, better Siri... Read more

Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again
5.0 stars Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again By Stuart Miles

"It is the best iPhone yet", proclaimed Tim Cook on the stage at Apple's Special Event in San Francisco at the beginning of the September last year.He would be right, the iPhone 7 is, but it is not the leap of technological advancement that many of the... Read more

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Big changes from the big iPhone
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Big changes from the big iPhone By Stuart Miles

Apple's latest smartphones are the culmination of many years of design, feature and component refinement. Each element of its devices are built and developed in unison with the rest. The latest version of the almost ubiquitous 5.5-inch smartphone from... Read more

Apple iPhone 6S review: A year on, it's still a great phone
5.0 stars Apple iPhone 6S review: A year on, it's still a great phone By Stuart Miles

Things change quickly in the smartphone world and what was once a company's flagship, becomes supposedly second best as it makes way for the latest and greatest. With the Apple iPhone 7 now on the shelves, what of the iPhone 6S? Is the 2015 flagship... Read more

Apple iOS 10 review: Bringing more complexity and features to your iPhone and iPad
5.0 stars Apple iOS 10 review: Bringing more complexity and features to your iPhone and iPad By Stuart Miles

The latest iPhone operating system update, Apple's iOS 10, is almost here. And it's full of promise that will change the way you use your iPhone or iPad.We've been living with iOS 10 on both iPhone and iPad during the public beta phase and, briefly, on... Read more

Apple iPhone 6S Plus review: Is bigger better?
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 6S Plus review: Is bigger better? By Stuart Miles

It's September, the kids have gone back to school, Starbucks has started selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and Apple has released two new iPhones: the iPhone 6S Plus being the larger 5.5-inch screen device than the standard 4.7-inch 6S. But with this being... Read more

Apple iOS 9 review: New and innovative, or more of the same?
4.0 stars Apple iOS 9 review: New and innovative, or more of the same? By Stuart Miles

The mobile world is changing. We are using our devices, whether that's a smartphone or a tablet, more and more and mobile-centric companies are starting to take note.So is Apple's latest version of iOS - iOS 9 - a move in the right direction, or merely... Read more

Apple iOS 8.1 review: New powers for your old iPhone
4.0 stars Apple iOS 8.1 review: New powers for your old iPhone By Stuart Miles

It's that time of year again, the time when Apple updates its software, giving iPhone and iPad users on new and old devices a breath of life, saving them from the heartache of not being able to afford the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (they are lovely and... Read more

Apple iPhone 6 Plus review
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 6 Plus review By Stuart Miles

You wait a year for a new iPhone and then two come along at once. A surprise to many, Apple released not only the iPhone 6 but also the iPhone 6 Plus, a monster of a phone that comes with a 5.5-inch display, higher screen resolution, a larger battery,... Read more

Apple iPhone 6 review
5.0 stars Apple iPhone 6 review By Stuart Miles

Apple's flagship iPhone has been updated and upgraded bringing with it a new design, new features, and new excitement. With the rest of the year's smartphones laid out - except the next Nexus - this is the time for the iPhone to reassert itself against... Read more

Apple Pay hands-on: Shopping with your iPhone
Apple Pay hands-on: Shopping with your iPhone By Stuart Miles

Apple doesn't just make gadgets now, it also is a payment service that is likely to change the way people use their phone in the future and possibly even usher in a world where credit cards slowly disappear.That's the promise of Apple's new payment system... Read more

Apple iPhone 5S review
5.0 stars Apple iPhone 5S review By Stuart Miles

The iPhone 5S is Apple's latest flagship smartphone, one that tweaks and enhances the iPhone 5. With almost all of 2013's smartphone models revealed - except for the Nexus 5 - this is where Apple sets out its stall for the next year.The "S" models from... Read more

Apple iPhone 5C review
4.0 stars Apple iPhone 5C review By Stuart Miles

The C in iPhone 5C stands for colourful, and that's the experience Apple wants you to have with its plastic-backed reimagination of the earlier iPhone 5.We've had the iPhone 5C in our pocket since the Apple launch event in Berlin. Has our experience with... Read more

Apple iOS 7 review
4.0 stars Apple iOS 7 review By Stuart Miles

Apple's new operating system, iOS 7, is finally here. Designed by Apple senior VP of design, Jony Ive, it promises a brave new world for Apple users.It's one that ditches the so called "skeuomorphism" - where a design object represents itself by a real-world... Read more

iPhone 5S pictures and fingers-on
iPhone 5S pictures and fingers-on By Stuart Miles

Apple's flagship phone is now the iPhone 5S, an upgrade of sorts to the current iPhone 5 and, if you are an early adopter and into your iPhones, the one that you'll want now. But is it really that easy? We took a look at the new model at the European... Read more

iPhone 5C pictures and hands-on
iPhone 5C pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

Apple's iPhone 5C is official and we've grabbed one to have a quick play with, just to see how colourful it really is. The new phone which will replace the iPhone 5, features many of the same insides, but replaces the metal back and glass back with a... Read more

iPhone 5 camera review
4.0 stars iPhone 5 camera review By Mike Lowe

Digital compact camera sales are falling, while smartphone camera technology continues to improve. Take the iPhone 5: it’s already caused a chunk of the public to fall into near-hysteria upon its launch - with five million units sold in the first three... Read more

Apple iOS 6
4.0 stars Apple iOS 6 By Stuart Miles

Following the announcement in June at this year's WWDC, Apple's latest software update for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch is out. But should you be rushing to press the download button, or can you live without the new features? We've been using the... Read more

Apple iPhone 5 review
5.0 stars Apple iPhone 5 review By Stuart Miles

There is no hype in the world of technology or smartphones that comes anywhere near that which surrounds the iPhone. It's the single device that draws more rumour, more speculation, more comment, more analysis than any other.It's Apple's single point... Read more

iPhone 5 pictures and hands-on
iPhone 5 pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

Apple has announced the new iPhone 5, complete with a bigger screen, faster 4G LTE connection and a host of other power-ups. But should you be lusting over it or has Apple missed the boat altogether with this launch? We've had a play with the new smartphone... Read more

iPhone 4S
4.5 stars iPhone 4S By Chris Hall

Hype surrounds no device like the iPhone. Love it or loathe it, you certainly can't deny the impact that Apple and the iPhone has had on mobile phones as we know them. The arrival of the iPhone 4S ushers in only the fifth mobile phone that Apple has sold... Read more

Apple iOS 5
4.0 stars Apple iOS 5 By Chris Hall

The roll-out of Apple's new mobile operating system, iOS 5, is now underway and bar a few early troubles dealing with the demand, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users are now exploring the new features the update brings to their devices. We've been living... Read more

White iPhone 4 on sale now, we go hands-on
White iPhone 4 on sale now, we go hands-on By Paul Lamkin

Well, well, well - what have we here? If it isn't the white iPhone 4, strutting its stuff and causing quite a stir, despite being around 9 months late on arrival. The tardy telephone goes on sale around the world today (28 April), it was originally due... Read more

Apple iPhone 4 review
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 4 review By Chris Hall

No phone has been as anticipated this year as Apple's update to its hugely popular iPhone 3GS, this time bringing in new hardware and a new design to complement a new operating system in iOS 4. We thought HTC Desire fever was big, but nothing can beat... Read more

Apple iOS 4 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch
4.5 stars Apple iOS 4 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch By Stuart Miles

The iPhone, whether you love it or loathe it, has just received its fourth major update, iOS 4. No we aren't talking a software revision like you get with Android, slowly increasing the power and effectiveness, but an overhaul not seen since, well, the... Read more

First Look: Apple iPhone 4
First Look: Apple iPhone 4 By David Phelan

So the hectic fun and drama of DubDub DC is over for another year and, guess what, it produced another iPhone. One that Steve Jobs claimed would be as revolutionary as the first - hence the tagline: "This changes everything. Again."So was it worth the... Read more

Apple iPhone 3GS review
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 3GS review By Chris Hall

The iPhone 3G S isn't really a new phone, it's an update, but probably the hottest update of the year. It looks as feels the same as the 3G: externally the device is the same design, which Apple suggests is to retain support for all the third-party accessories... Read more

Apple iPhone 3G
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 3G By Stuart Miles

So the mobile phone everyone has been clawing for since the launch of the last iPhone is here. But it is any good? Is it an improvement on the first version and has the time finally come for the Apple to dominate the mobile phone industry like it has... Read more

Apple iPhone 3G – First Look
Apple iPhone 3G – First Look By David Phelan

So what do you want from the new iPhone? Do you want 3G, so you can surf the net faster when you’re not in Starbucks? For sure. Push email, so you don’t have to go searching for your mail all the time? Natch. A lower price? Are the Kennedys gunshy?Well,... Read more

Apple iPhone version 1.1.3
4.0 stars Apple iPhone version 1.1.3 By Stuart Miles

Taking its fifth major software update since it was launched in America last year, Apple has announced the launch of Apple firmware 1.1.3 for iPhone users across the globe. But should you bother with the free update? We take a closer look to find out.So... Read more

Apple iPhone review
4.5 stars Apple iPhone review By Jason Denwood

After a 6 month wait, the iPhone has finally launched in the US. But has it been worth the wait? Pocket-lint went Stateside to try it out. Having lived with the phone for the weekend there is no denying the fact that it's large and minimalist at the same... Read more