We love the thousands of brilliant apps and games that can transform the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch into so many different things, but there are hundreds of wonderful hardware accessories too that can make every device even better – and that’s what we celebrate this issue.
As well as our regular selection of carefully curated apps and games for your device, and our hardware review section (including our verdict on the iPhone 5, iPad mini and new Retina iPad), we’ve gone big on, well, stuff. Speakers, both wired and wireless, for all devices, headphones for all budgets, keyboards and styluses to help you make your iPad even more productive and even more creative, and loads more.
It’s no coincidence that we’re doing this just before Christmas, either! Whether you’re looking for inspiration for gifts for friends and family, or want to know what to ask Santa for yourself, this is the place to look; this is our definitive list of the best kit you can treat yourself and others to. As with all the reviews we do, we’re interested only in what’s good, not necessarily in what’s new; some of the kit in our big feature is years old, but if it’s still the best in its class, we recommend it.
In our amazing interactive Tap! app, you'll find our usual mixture of in-depth, expert reviews of the latest apps, games and kit for your device, as well as great features, including: