Forget iOS 7 for a moment: back in the days of iOS 2.0 (i.e. 2008) one of the first apps publicly shown off by Apple was Band, a music creation app by developer MooCowMusic. In 2013, the company is still going: its new app is called Looptical. “Ever wanted a recording studio in the palm of your hand?” asks its App Store listing. It’s an app for recording musical ideas and loops, then mixing them and exporting the tracks (if desired) for full studio work. It supports up to 24 stereo tracks, all manner of effects, and uses both Apple’s Inter-App Audio and the third-party Audiobus APIs to send and receive audio to and from other iOS music apps. Users can create their own instruments using samples, plug in an external keyboard, and… Well, you get the picture. The app is being sold for £10.49 on the App Store, for iPhone only at the moment.