About iPhone Life

Who We Are

iPhone Life, published by Mango Life Media, is the world's most comprehensive online educational resource for mastering your Apple products. As an independent publisher, we’ve been covering mobile technology since the 1990s and iPhones since 2007. We are longtime Apple fans who are dedicated to helping you get the most enjoyment and use out of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, HomePods, and Macs.

Our Mission

It is our mission to help you keep up with technology and take control of your digital life. Our experts draw on their years of experience using, troubleshooting, and teaching about Apple devices to create clear, easy-to-follow tips, guides, videos, and live online courses, and to provide helpful gear and app reviews that you can rely on.

Our Methods

When you need to know how to do something on your iPhone or iPad or you can’t get your AirPods or Apple Watch to work the way they’re supposed to, you need a solution that works the first time, so you can get back to enjoying your life. 

We've spent years developing the best methods to teach you how to use Apple devices. We’re committed (maybe overly committed?) to doing whatever it takes to make sure our how-to tips, guides, and videos are the most accurate and easy to follow you can find—even if that means using AirTags to stalk our loved ones (with permission of course!) or testing the different ways to set up an iPhone by wiping and restoring our own iPhone six times in a row. Everything we produce is then reviewed and tested by multiple editors.

Our experts also obsessively test every feature of every product in our gear and app roundups. Our editorial team independently chooses every product we review; so when we recommend something, you can trust that it’s because we truly believe it’s great.

Our Story: For Users, by Users

Our commitment to helping our fellow tech enthusiasts get the most out of their devices started in the ‘80s when Hal Goldstein, a free spirit and a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard, decided to quit his well-paying job to move to a meditation community in Iowa. 

Though he left his corporate job behind, Hal took his passion for technology to Iowa with him. Mobile technology was an exciting burgeoning field, but the gadgets were also finicky and hard to use. So, in 1985, Hal founded Thaddeus Computing and built a community of tech enthusiasts who could share their knowledge with one another. “For users, by users” became his motto. Thaddeus first published The Portable Paper, a newsletter created for HP laptop enthusiasts and later launched the HP Palmtop Paper (1991–1999) and Smartphone & Pocket PC (1997–2008). 

When Apple released the iPhone in 2007, it was no surprise when Hal produced the first print issue of iPhone Life Magazine, which became an overnight success. In 2011, Mango Life Media took over as publisher; and today, iPhone Life's offerings include iPhone Life Magazine (digital only since 2023), iPhoneLife.com, the iPhone Life Podcast, and iPhone Life Insider, our premium educational service. Hal has since retired, but Mango Life Media carries on in the spirit of its founder to this day—teaching online courses, publishing how-to tips, guides, and videos, and gear and app reviews created by users, for users.

Ways to Learn with iPhone Life

With services ranging from our free daily newsletter and podcast to our premium monthly subscription, you can choose the way to begin learning that suits you best.  

  • iPhone Life Insider
    Insider is our premium educational platform for Apple enthusiasts and lifelong learners. Attend online courses with live instructors, watch video guides, get one-on-one assistance, and more.
  • iPhone Life Free Tip of the Day Newsletter
    Learn something cool you can do with your iPhone in just one minute a day.
  • iPhone Life Podcast
    Tune in as hosts CEO David Averbach and Editor in Chief Donna Schill discuss the latest Apple news and iPhone tips. Between Apple’s product and software releases, there’s always something new to stay on top of. 
  • iPhone Life Magazine
    Stay up to date with Apple news, app and gear reviews, and lifestyle articles with a digital subscription.
  • iPhone Life Facebook Group
    Connect with other Apple users in our fast-growing private group.

Meet the Team

We are the iPhone Life team: 21 Apple enthusiasts, tech lovers, writers, educators, and video producers here to help you master your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, HomePods, and Mac. We’ve been writing about tech for the past 30 years. And we’ve been covering Apple—reviewing apps, debating new features, and writing how-tos—ever since Steve Jobs released the first iPhone in 2007. And—unlike other publications—we focus on Apple devices. Exclusively.



Elisabeth Garry
Associate Editor

Leanne Hays
Feature Writer

Rhett Intriago
Feature Writer

Olena Kagui
Feature Writer

Sarah Kingsbury
Editorial Director

Nicholas Naioti
Ad Specialist & Video Producer

Rachel Needell
Feature Writer

Ashleigh Page
Associate Editor

Amy Spitzfaden Both
Managing Editor

Rheanne Taylor
Video Production Manager

Jaime Thatcher
Art Director

Cullen Thomas
Senior Instructor



David Averbach
Chief Executive Officer & Publisher

Raphael Burnes
Chief Technical Officer

Hal Goldstein
Founder & Columnist

Donna Schill
Editor in Chief

Noah Siemsen
Chief Operating Officer



Aziza Alhouni
Junior Web Developer

Austin Durr
Insider Success Advocate

Carol Lee Kessel
Accountant & Customer Support Specialist

Susan Misuraca
Content & Customer Support Specialist



Contact Us

Mango Life Media LLC (Publisher of iPhone Life)
402 North B Street, Suite #108
Fairfield, IA 52556
Phone: 641-472-6330

Customer Service

Have a question or concern about your subscription? Our customer service team is ready and happy to assist you Monday through Thursday.

  • Email: help@iphonelife.com
  • Phone: 630-474-6631 available Monday–Thursday, 1–4:30 p.m, Central


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