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Best iPhone 7 apps to try right now

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Boasting the brand new A10 Fusion chip and a whole host of new features, the iPhone 7 promises to be a powerful addition to the range. In fact, Apple claims its new smartphone’s chip makes it 40% faster than the iPhone 6, perfect for console-style gaming and high levels of productivity. We’ve chosen five of the best iPhone 7 apps that are perfect for highlighting just how powerful your new phone really is.

Oz: Broken Kingdom

Oz: Broken Kingdom

To really get to grips with everything the iPhone 7 is capable of, there are few better iOS 10 apps to download than Oz: Broken Kingdom. This is the game Apple showed off at its iPhone 7 keynote and when you get a look at the stunning graphics and lag-free gameplay, it’s easy to see why.

A shadow has fallen over the legendary Land of Oz and it’s up to you, brand new hero Ophelia Shen, to bring peace back to the kingdom. Set off on an adventure to restore the balance of magic and destroy the rising darkness by commanding classic heroes in turn-based combat (including Tin Man, Lion, and Scarecrow), evolving your characters and exploring all Oz has to offer.

Download Oz: Broken Kingdom to be impressed by the stunning graphics and the sheer number of moving parts the iPhone 7 can keep on the screen at once.

Citymapper

Citymapper

You might be more familiar with Apple or Google Maps but if you want a navigation tool that really takes advantage of the iPhone 7’s new features, Citymapper is the ideal choice. This handy mapping app is particularly great at helping you navigate complex cities and includes lots of shortcuts, saved stops and transit options.

What’s more, with the iPhone 7’s 3D Touch support, you can access your favourite features in the app by simply pressing the app icon to quick-launch them. Enjoy A to B trip planning with ETAs across multiple public transport options and a huge range of features perfect for the smartphone’s enviable processing power.

This is a mapping service particularly for big cities, so while it may not have all your local stops if you’re in a smaller town, it’s ideal for business or leisure travel to capitals and hot spots. Download Citymapper and start your journey.

Riptide GP: Renegade

Riptide

Feel the power of the iPhone 7 pulsing beneath the surface by testing your racing skills with Riptide Renegade. This fast paced game challenges you to perform death-defying stunts in a world of illicit hydrojet racing. Prepare to dodge cops, whizz over spectacular waterfalls and zoom at breakneck speeds across surging waves.

You’ll also be able to battle real-world opponents or play a single player mode that allows you to unlock new vehicles, customisable features and new characters.

Only something as powerful as the A10 Fusion chip can keep up with the kind of intricate, fast moving scenes and waterways boasted by this action-packed game. See what the iPhone 7 is capable of, download Riptide GP: Renegade.

Pacemaker

Pacemaker

Live out your fantasies of spinning tracks and DJing while the sun comes up with Pacemaker, a touchscreen DJ app that makes mixing easy. All you need to do is choose your favourite tracks from iTunes or Spotify, drop them in place, mix them up with a few swipes of your fingers and you’ll have some beats ready to drop.

This funky app really makes the most of the iPhone’s powerful capabilities and is perfect for testing out the power of the new stereo speakers.

Mix, remix and share your favourite mixtapes seamlessly – become your own DJ by downloading Pacemaker today.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

If you’re serious about getting a great shot, then Lightroom is sure to become one of your new favourite apps. With the iPhone 7’s powerful new processor, this photo-editing suite is capable of large and complex tasks and can even shoot RAW files without a blink.

From advanced adjustments to simple, one-tap presets, you can manipulate your pictures just the way you want them. Create and share professional-quality photos, edited to perfection, and enjoy them on the iPhone 7’s glorious new wide colour display.

With this photo editing app, you’ll be able to enhance and improve the pictures you take on your 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras. Download Lightroom and start honing your photos.