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How to make your iPhone 13 even better with EE

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Alan Martin
20 May 2022
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Apple’s subscription services are one of the best parts of iPhone ownership – and you can get your pick of them with an EE contract

Every member of Apple’s iPhone 13 family is a winner, from the impossibly small iPhone 13 mini all the way up to the powerhouse iPhone 13 Pro Max. But as well as being significantly faster than the speediest Android-based opposition, the iPhone 13 has a big underrated advantage over other smartphones: Apple’s wonderful collection of subscription services.

Apple may be better known for its hardware, but it’s the optional software extras where the handsets really go the extra mile. Music, games and TV – Apple offers it all via paid subscriptions, ensuring you’re never short of entertainment.

The only problem is choosing which subscriptions you really want. Thankfully, when you take out an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 contract with EE, you don’t have to choose.

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Thanks to the company’s Full Works plans for iPhone, you can get Apple Music, Arcade and TV Plus included in the cost of your contract, as well as unlimited data to enjoy it with – data that you can share with all the family, too.

All of this is powered by the UK’s fastest 5G network, so you won’t ever have to worry about buffering or slowdown. There’s a reason EE outperforms every other UK network on RootMetrics’ biannual awards in reliability – and in network speed, it’s not even close.

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So what are Apple’s subscription offerings, and which will you spend the most time with? That’ll depend on your personal taste, of course, but all three offer significantly more value than their low cost of admission suggests.

All the world’s music at your fingertips

Let’s start with Apple Music. Apple’s answer to Spotify gives you instant access to more than 90 million ad-free songs, meaning you’ll never be short of a soundtrack for your workout or lo-fi tunes for your chillout sessions.

Sound quality is a cut above, too, with lossless audio already on 20 million of said tracks with a full rollout expected by the end of 2022. And if you have compatible headphones – AirPods 3, Pro or Max – you’ll get head-tracking spatial audio where the music surrounds you at all times for a more immersive listen.

Drama, comedy and action on tap

Then there’s Apple TV Plus. It’s been running for less than three years, but has already wowed film critics with BAFTA nominations for Swan Song and The Tragedy of Macbeth, including a Best Picture win for CODA at this year’s Oscars.

It’s arguably even better on the TV front, and you’ve probably already heard of the likes of Severance, Mythic Quest, The Morning Show and the award-winning Ted Lasso. Each one a high-quality production with world-famous actors and writers at the helm.

Apple promises new original content every month, and you don’t just have to squint at your iPhone screen: Apple TV Plus is watchable on everything from smart TVs to game consoles for that big-screen experience.

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Get your game on

Finally, there’s Apple Arcade. This is the service for people who don’t have the time or inclination to delve through the App Store’s vast selection of games, sorting the wheat from the chaff. There are more than 200 high-quality, ad-free titles without a microtransaction in sight.

These aren’t low-budget games, either. Handpicked by Apple, there really is something for everyone, covering every genre from gentle puzzlers to in-depth role-playing games. It’s a service where indie darlings such as Monument Valley 2, Mini Motorways and Sayonara Wildhearts live happily alongside console franchises such as Castlevania, Tetris and Lego Star Wars.

While playable on the go on your iPhone, these games also support a wider range of devices. Play on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV, with controller support an option for those who really want to take their game to the next level.

Purchased separately, these three services would set you back £19.97 per month, so having them as part of your phone bill certainly simplifies things.

Already on an EE contract, or aren’t sure if they’re for you? New and existing customers can get a six-month trial of all three, free of charge. Just log in to your myEE app and choose the services you want to try. In the case of Apple Music, you’ll also get free data to use with it, so you won’t have to worry about overspending.

In the extremely likely event of you liking it, you can upgrade to the Full Works plan and continue enjoying your all-you-can-eat music, TV and games without missing a beat: the smooth experience customers have come to expect from EE.

Click here to browse the range of iPhones with Full Works Plans on EE. Existing pay-monthly customers can take out a free trial of all three services via the myEE app.

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