Apple’s slick iPhone 4, the newest version of the popular smartphone, is selling out in stores; but we scored one, put it to the test and found that it’s perfect for the Latina who loves staying connected online. A recent study found that more U.S. Latinas are using social media than ever, but most of what we find lacks a sense of community and content aimed specifically at Latin women. Luckily, the new features available on this model help you fill that online void by making and sharing the things that reflect who you are!
Here are our picks for the top five apps every Latina needs on her iPhone4:
Fashion: Gilt on the Go (Free): This official app for shopping site Gilt.com is the ultimate source for scoring luxe fashion goods up to 70 percent off retail. Continue the hunt for sexy stilettos while on line at the post office!
Music: Batanga Radio (Free): Stream dozens of música latina radio stations, broken down by genre, mood or favorite artists—or better yet, craft your own radio station and share it with friends.
Food & Drink: Mixology: Drink Recipes (Free): Browse nearly 8,000 recipes, find drinks based on what ingredients you have on hand, or take a random shake and find something new. (Anything with Kahlúa is a great place to start!)
Language: Bueno, Entonces… (1st lesson free, $2.99 each future lesson): Whether you’re a little rusty with the mother tongue or never really got the chance to learn it, this quirky, racy, on-the-go Spanish class—part Rosetta Stone, part South Park—is just for you.
Sports: Goal.com Mobile (Free): Stay updated on the latest fútbol news from more than 160 countries. Perfect for curing that World Cup fever. BONUS APP: Make sure to grab this free app of our favorite love-to-hate honker, the Vuvuzela! (BRRRRRRR!)