10 iPhone apps to have on a deserted island

10 iPhone apps to have on a deserted island
Here's a challenge: let's say that in an alternate universe, you are now stuck on a deserted island. There are tropical fruits to eat, a nearby spring provides fresh water, and Mr Sun's heat ensures you don't have to worry much about warm clothing. Also, you have a magical iPhone with a battery that never runs out and an always available Wi-Fi connection. However, 10 iPhone apps are all you are allowed to get. Which ones would they be?

In the slideshow below we have put together our top 10 picks, so check them out and tell us what you think. Also, if you know of an app we should have included, just drop us a comment below and let us know!

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  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
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  • Storage 64 GB



1. DogsGoMeow

Posts: 18; Member since: May 04, 2012

wheres angry birds to help you train your slingshot skills if you need to catch food? :s


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

hahaha what funny name Dogs go meow lmao....

2. cronorainbow

Posts: 1; Member since: May 17, 2012

where is twitter?? You can stream music from spotify but can't tweet your location for rescuing, seriously???

3. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I didn't know there's internet accessible on deserted islands...

17. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Or electricity, for that matter... lol

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if i had a magical android phone, Google voice - so i could call for help through VoiP.. or after I use the other apps to make life comfortable, call to invite friends to party :) Facebook - so i can annoy everyone with my cool photos of my island.. and remind them that i need rescuing or having a party Google maps - so i could tell the rescuers where I am when i call them, as well as call for a pizza and beer with its built in business locations and delivery info.(its a magical island with internet, someone has to deliver darn it! lol) Pulse - gotta have something to read.. nothing better than the whole net, organized :) Amazon App store app - yo, now I get all sorts of apps.. lol :) Amazon.com app - now i can buy everything I need to build a cool shelter, furnish it, get supplies, ect. What cant you find on amazon? lol Google Music - gotta have my tunes Netflix - what better time sink is there than 10k+ different series? lol Instagram - to make my facebook photos even more annoying. Pandora - for when i want to stream stuff I dont have. Yup, I'm good. :)

6. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

What a troll

7. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Yes you are.

42. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Woah, good one iamcc. Clap clap for you. Anyway, It's kinda pathetic remixfa. You know you don't have to click every iPhone link. I'm pretty sure they could have made one for Android if people wanted.

8. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Summed it all up right here.

10. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I agree with EN. Remix this is an Apple article. Stop trying to hijack the thread.

5. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

here is my problem with this article. its all hypothetical.

9. phatride4ever

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

Android has a solar charger. This is most critical in a deserted island. Android FTW! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.szlab.solarcharger&hl=en


Posts: 73; Member since: May 08, 2012

EYE™ say it would be the missing APPLE™ ROYALLY® apps.....!?


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

o no not u again. u and ur WE LIKE THAT.....!? UR funny aswell as annoying. APPLE-ROYALLY® Must say really like the name.

41. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

We® do not like you change sides so much We® do not like you have multiple accounts We® do not like this

12. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

My top app would be one that can book me a boat/plane ride back home.

13. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

*warning, this is a troll... if you don't like it, you're welcome to piss off* I think you've forgotten the most important app in these situations, the phone app... and face it, it's an iPhone... It doesn't even get reception in normal situations, and i doubt it'll get reception there... *end of troll*

14. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Is there a suicide app? Because if i was stuck on an island with an iPhone I would want to kill myself.

18. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Wow that was funny. How original!

22. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I guess I could just swallow it and wait for it to explode too :)

27. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

LMAO!!! Make that two of us!!!

15. BomberXL

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

this is what annoys me, im sure tons of people who visit this site are looking for the biggest and most important Cell Phone news around, and then theres some journalist at the PhoneArena offices who decides hes so bored writing about important news, that he should take the time to bring out a pointless article like this... there are sooo many more important articles and interesting news he could be bringing up, but being an Apple fan boy like im sure he is, he needed to make this article... im not against having apple news on this site (even though its been very clear the user ratio on this site is about 4 Android users for every iPhone user) but put up important things, not a fun little hypothetical. Im sure the apple users want real news... not just a poorly thought up article on what he thinks the top 10 apps would be on an iPhone when stuck on an island.

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I have an idea. Don't read the article. Or better yet go to androidcentral where you can exist in android bliss

19. GellerDoesDallas

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

The same could be said for you sir why don't post on idownloadblog.You have nothing to contribute to this article except for attacking other who don't share the views as you do, this website from what can see is pro Android.


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

both ov u TRUE said.

39. RandomlyPsychotic

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

this is the stupidest article i have ever read. if i'm deserted on an island and have great service, perhaps i would, i dunno, CALL FOR HELP instead of reading a book. if there is no service whatsoever, most likely, my phone would die eventually. then what? what's gonna entertain you now? huh? beat that!

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