Apple’s release of its new flagships — in the form of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus — brought with them more than just bigger screens and an improved camera. Geared with the new A8 processing chip, the new line of iPhones feature impressive power and performance never before seen in an iPhone. But the best way to see what the new iPhones can do, are to download apps. While some apps received simple patches to take full advantage of the new operating system, other developers created apps from the ground up specifically for iOS 8.
So while some have made the jump to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus’ bigger screens with ease, others weren’t as fortunate. Over time, most apps will get a general update to accommodate the uptick in screen size, but we know you want quality apps now. After taking some time to dig through Apple’s App Store, we’ve found a slew of iOS 8 optimized applications worthy of space on your new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. From news apps taking full advantage of the increased screen size, to games utilizing Apple’s new Metal processing technology, these are the best iPhone 6 and 6 Plus apps currently available in the App Store.
Note: We will update this list periodically once more apps take advantage of iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus’ increased screen size.
Not only is the CNN app completely free, but it brings worldwide breaking news and in-depth coverage right to your fingertips. With a cable or satellite provider subscription, users even have to the ability to watch live CNN TV shows and events right on their phone. The increased screen size of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus make the photos and videos look absolutely stunning.
While it’s not quite Starcraft for the iPhone, Anomoly 2 is a worthwhile iOS game for any real-time strategy fan. Utilizing the screen size and graphical power of the new iPhone 6, Anomoly 2 not only runs smoothly on the new device but looks incredible. It’s guaranteed you’ll have a hard time putting this game down once you start playing.
Of the numerous racers around Apple’s App Store, Asphalt 8: Airborne received the best update for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Armed with detailed graphics, a deep roster of raceable cars, and the option to participate in live multi-player races, Asphalt 8 is a rousing good time. The game costs nothing to download, though it does feature a bevy of in-game app purchases to help you take your racing skills to the next level.
As if Pinterest users needed their favorite application to become any more addictive, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus version makes pinning endlessly fun. The application’s larger graphics and cleaner images will make you instantly forget you’re even on an iPhone to begin with. Safari users even have the ability to pin within the browser by just simply hitting the Share button while using iOS 8.