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Apple took the liberty of finally flicking the switch and made iOS 6 available to million of iOS device users out there. With the iPhone 5 all set to hit shelves within a day’s time, it makes sense to download apps which take full advantage of that gorgeous 4-inch Retina display and the prowess of iOS 6.

To save you some trouble in hunting down apps for your shiny new device, we’ve compiled a list of apps which are either iPhone 5 or iOS 6 ready. Check them out.

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Apple’s very-own apps

The App Store is flooded with tens of thousands of apps, finding the right one can be a bit of a hassle. Therefore, the best place to start off your app journey is by downloading apps which Apple has to offer. Luckily, all of those apps have been recently updated to support iOS 6 and the iPhone 5. The apps include the iWork suite (Pages, Numbers and Keynote), iLife suite (GarageBand, iPhoto, iMovie), iTunes U, Cards, Find My iPhone, Find My Friends, Podcasts, Remote, iBooks and iTunes Movie Trailers.

Twitter

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A social network which revolves around the <140 characters notion, Twitter has managed to turn the heads of millions in the social media world. With recent updates to its iOS apps which take it to version 5.0, Twitter for iOS now fully supports iOS 6. With deep Twitter integration in iOS 6 itself, it’s a must-have app if you want your true micro-blogging fix.

Instapaper

Instapaper iOS

Although iOS 6 supports offline reading lists, but many of us out there prefer an app to take care of our business most of the times. Instapaper is a famed app for offline reading and has been given a double thumbs up by millions of users around the globe, and just recently, to take your offline reading even further, it was updated to support iOS 6 and the taller display of the iPhone 5.

Tweetbot

Lets face it, there comes a time when third-party apps overshadow official offerings in a lot of ways. A prime example of such an app is Tweetbot, which is the best third-party Twitter client – at least in my opinion – for the iPhone and iPad . Updated to support iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, you can rest assured that your Twitter experience will look more than great on that perfect 4-inch Retina display.

Reeder

Reeder iOS

No matter how much of a geek we might become, there’s always a part of us which is craving to read something most of the times. RSS apps are in abundance in the App Store, but Reeder has managed to make a name for itself, all thanks to it’s amazing and simplistic features. Now with full support for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, get ready to immerse yourself in more content, all thanks to that extra 0.5-inch screen real-estate.

Evernote

Evernote

With powerful features such as attaching images, location, keywords etc. to your notes, Evernote is the app to have if you want your notes to be available at your fingertips. Updated for iPhone 5 and iOS 6, you can get a larger view of your notes, and use iOS 6’s amazing Facebook sharing features to share your thoughts with others.

CNN

CNN

RSS feeds just don’t cut the mustard some times and when it comes to news, we may have to rely on high-end news channels. CNN’s official app for the iPhone has been around for quite a while, and was recently updated to support the iPhone 5. The latest update was shown off by Apple themselves at their iPhone 5 keynote, hence you take a breath of fresh air that we’re onto something here.

Shazam

Shazam

Ever had that moment when you’re listening to a song but just can’t get around to know the artist’s name or the title of the song? We’ve all been in that situation, but luckily for us, there are apps out there which lets us record a small snippet of the song, and returns with the name of the artist, album name and song title. Sounds like technological magic doesn’t it? Indeed. Shazam is one of those music tagging apps, and just recently, it had been updated to support the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, which ensures users that our music tags will keep on flowing regardless of software or the underlying hardware.

NYTimes

NYTimes

NYTimes is a credible news source backed up by award-winning journalism. Their official app was recently updated to support iOS 6 and the iPhone 5. The advantage? The iPhone 5’s 4-inch display does the app justice it needed for a long time.

Temple Run

Temple Run

Temple Run took the App Store like wildfire a while back, and sits proudly in the top charts list since its release. A platformer whose craze shows no signs of dying off that easily, it was recently updated to support iOS 6 and the iPhone 5.

The Dark Knight Rises

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It would’ve been really unfair not to add this title in this list, and that too for a lot of reasons. Being the ending chapter of Christopher Nolan’s famous Batman trilogy, Gameloft took the liberty of honoring the movie with it’s exclusive gaming title for the iPhone and iPad. Optimized for the wide/tall display of the iPhone 5, it’s worth downloading.

These are the apps which we believe should be sitting on your freshly restored iOS 6 toting device, or your iPhone 5, whichever comes first. If you have apps in mind which you believe we should’ve added to the list, why not share them with the rest us, and the readers on our Facebook and Google+ pages?

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