iPhone Apps and Communication
There are so many iPhone apps available at the iTunes App Store that it can be intimidating for new iPhone users. There are a few different iPhone apps that are a kind of "must have" and should be picked up right from the start. The Facebook iPhone app has been consistently one of the most popular available at the App Store, and recently Facebook hit more than a hundred million users through the iPhone. This means that almost every iPhone user is also on Facebook, which is a major unity. Since the iPhone integrates all kinds of other communication services into their Push Notifications and basic contact information, then social networking iPhone apps of all stripes are important. AIM, Twitter, MySpace, Linkedin, Tumblr, and a whole host of others only add to the basic functionality of the iPhone. You should also try to extend services that you use on a regular basis to your iPhone as most companies have free iPhone applications. iPhone apps for your bank, insurance company, work, school, and other institutions are already there.
Beyond this, new users will want to integrate their email accounts into their iPhone almost immediately. Email takes a special place on your iPhone in the lower dock with the Phone and iPod, unless you move it. You can set the email to work in a similar way to your text messages, where it will send you the push notifications regularly and you can respond to emails in a very simple format.
iPhone gaming is a major market at this point and there are so many out there, and a number of different game types have really only been made popular because of the iPhone. Tower defense titles, text based iPhone MMO RPGs, gardening titles, and others are all becoming incredibly popular because of the integration of gaming and social networking. All of these should remain a focus for new iPhone users.
The most important tip for new iPhone users about the App Store is to focus in on free iPhone applications. There are a lot of expensive iPhone apps out there, but most are free and there is no reason to pay for an iPhone app unless you absolutely must have it.