What's New

Updating from 4.9:

- iPhone 5 optimization
- Memory fix on larger issue downloads
- Minor bug fixes and performance improvements

Updating from 4.2:

-Read whilst downloading (iPad 2, iPad Mini, New iPad, iPhone 4+)
-Faster browsing
-Performance and stability improvements
-Improved design, navigation and layout
-Intermittent lockup on App launch bug fix

V4.9 apps are the first launch of our biggest update yet, we hope you like it as much as we do. We always love to hear your feedback, so should you have any questions, views or ideas please contact us at [email protected].

App Description

In celebration of the world’s greatest rock, heavy metal and punk bands over the last 40 years or so, this app will help you relive some of the best moments in rock history – all in a detailed picture format.

Each month we will search the deepest, darkest recesses to bring you a collection of photographs that focus on a band that has shaped the face of rock music, including such names as Black Sabbath, Metallica and Green Day, plus featuring images from live shows, backstage, award ceremonies, families, friends and more. There’s something here to satisfy even the most discerning rocker.

There will also be picture slide boxes within the magazines so you can seek out even more images – you may even find videos clips of interviews, award ceremonies and (if we are lucky) live footage of the bands.

For anyone who loves rock music and the diverse range of images that this genre has created over the years then this is the perfect app for you.

Issues to come - Metallica, Green Day, Queen, Motley Crue, The Who, Kiss, Motorhead, Foo Fighters, Guns N' Roses/ Velvet Revolver, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath/ Ozzy, Ac/dc


This is a free app with paid issues.

Further future issues and back issues can be purchased within the app.

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.
If you have any problems at all please do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected]
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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 08, 2014 Initial release