NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - Apple's ( AAPL) iPhone 5 continues to grab the headlines, as evidenced by the tech giant's results last week. Clearly, the smarter, lighter, faster, taller incarnation of the iconic smartphone has proved irresistible for gadget junkies. In fact, some reviews have been reminiscent of Kanye West's "Stronger" lyrics. Apps that have yet to be adjusted for the iPhone 5's slightly larger screen, which is 1,136-by-640 pixels versus the iPhone 4's 960-by-640 pixels, will display between a top and bottom border to simulate the old screen size.
The "Amazing Apps for iPhone 5" featured in the App Store last month included generic apps, such as OpenTable, Flipboard, and Path, that have been optimized for the new version of the smartphone. But in order to see how the iPhone 5 is "better, faster, stronger,"TheStreet recommends downloading these five free apps: