Best iPhone 4 apps: New iPhone download essentials

Top picks to take the head of the download queue

Looking for the best apps to pack onto your Apple smartphone? Here's T3 pick of the Phone 4 download essentials.

If an iPhone 4 is top of your Christmas gift wish list, topping it up with the apps to make the most of those new features should be high on your setup to-do list.

Luckily, T3 is on hand with our pick of the essential apps you need in your iPhone 4 life to keep your Apple smartphone filled to the brim with HD video, multi-tasking and gyroscope-loving apps.

Camera Plus Pro

iPhone 4 feature: Front-facing camera

The all-in one snapper app has now added support for the iPhone 4's newly acquired front facing camera and LED flash, and will also let you shoot video. Other notable features include switching between front and rear cameras for real-time previews of your edited photos.

Price: £1.19

Buy this app: Download the Camera Plus Pro app now

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Epic Citadel

iPhone 4 feature: Retina display

In what is essentially a visual walk around town, Epic Citadel shows us why the Apple smartphone should be regarded as a genuine game domain. Navigate your way around a stunning fictional world which looks like it has been carved out of a high-end console game.

Powered by the award-winning Unreal Engine 3, and making the most of the new Retina display, it's an app for the eyes to feast on, and a sign of what we can expect from the future of iPhone gaming.

Buy this app: Download the Epic Citadel app now

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FIFA 11

iPhone 4 feature: Retina display

Making the most of iPhone 4's high resolution Retina display, the latest FIFA instalment delivers player sprites that are sharper and more fluid than we've seen before. Be prepared to spare 1GB of your storage to enjoy the visual splendour however.

Price: £2.99

Buy this app: Download the FIFA 11 iPhone app now

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Free LED light

iPhone 4 feature: LED flash

Simple, but what could be an extremely handy app to have packed onto your smartphone, this free app uses the LED on your iPhone 4 to light the way to safety. Excessive use will drain battery life, so showing off your shadow puppetry skills should only be performed when necessary.

Price: Free

Buy this app: Download the LED light iPhone app now

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Fring

iPhone 4 feature: Front facing camera

Having heralded the arrival of FaceTime on the latest Apple smartphone, on problem with the video chat feature does remain; it only works over Wi-Fi. Now that the iPhone 4 brandishes a front-facing camera however, Fring will let you video chat over 3G making face-to-face conversations a whole lot more accessible.

Price: Free

Buy this app: Download the Fring iPhone app now

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Gun Range

iPhone 4 feature: Gyro

An introduction to the iPhone 4's gyroscopic control, Gun Range is a static first person shooter allowing the use of the new six-axis control to peak around corners. Although still in its infancy, it is clear the iPhone's gyroscope control will continue to expand gaming possibilities.

Price: £0.59

Buy this app: Download the Gun Range iPhone app now

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Gyro Draw

iPhone 4 feature: Gyro

Letting you 'sketch via motion', Gyro Draw will have you doodling on your Apple smartphone using either the accelerometer or the new gyroscope function. Simply start rotating the device to begin drawing your iPhone masterpiece.

Price: £0.59

Buy this app: Download the Gyro Draw iPhone app now

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iBooks

iPhone 4 feature: Retina display

The first iPhone to be compatible with the iBooks app direct from the box, the iPhone 4 combines iOS 4 with the stunningly crisp and clear 3.5-inch Retina Display to offer a reading experience to rival any dedicated eReader.

Price: Free

Buy this app: Download the iBooks iPhone app now

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iMovie

iPhone 4 feature: HD video

Make the most of the iPhone 4's 720p HD video recording capabilities with this video editing software. Choose themes, add backing tracks and affects or cut together a memory album with impeccable ease.

Price: £2.99

Buy this app: Download the iMovie iPhone app now

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Nearest Tube

iPhone 4 feature: Gyro

The tube station-locating app has been around for some time getting us home safely in the process, and now having added gyroscope compatibility the augmented reality app boasts more accurate control and support for the iPhone 4's Retina display.

Buy this app: Download the Nearest Tube iPhone app now

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Rage HD

iPhone 4 feature: Retina display

If you thought this first person shooter looked good on the iPhone before, adding the new higher resolution display, means rifling your machine gun in post-apocalyptic TV show surroundings will look slicker than ever.

Price: £1.19

Buy this app: Download the Rage HD iPhone app now

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Real Racing

iPhone 4 feature: Retina display

Updated for the iPhone 4, Real Racing shows the eye-gasmic detail of the new Retina Display. Also making use of the new gyroscope, the motor racing title is one of the ultimate iPhone 4 adopting applications.

Price: £2.99

Buy this app: Download the Real Racing iPhone app now

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Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Runner

iPhone 4 features: Camera and Gyro

Allowing would-be Skywalkers to live-out their space battle fantasies on real life backgrounds, enter the Millennium Falcon in augmented reality mode and the new gyro controls should give your aim a little more accuracy.

Price: £2.99

Buy this app: Download the Star Wars Arcade Falcon Gunner iPhone app now

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TuneIn Radio

iPhone 4 feature: Multitasking

Multi-tasking has finally landed on the iPhone and few apps make use of the function as well as TuneIn Radio. Listening to internet radio can be continued whilst using other apps and functions on the latest Apple handset. Entertaining and practical, bonus.

Price: £1.19

Buy this app: Download the TuneIn iPhone app now

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