Rounding out its Lightroom suite, which currently consists of a desktop application and iPad-only Lightroom mobile, Adobe now offers an iPhone-optimized version of as well. Dubbed Lightroom mobile for iPhone, the app is a feature-equivalent version of the iPad app, with an interface unsurprisingly translated for the small-screen experience.
Like the iPad version, it requires both a Creative Cloud account and the most recent version of Lightroom desktop. Given those two things, it's free.
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The iPhone version operates almost exactly the same as the iPad version, though it necessarily feels a little more cramped. For a complete description of its features and operation, I suggest you read that review.
On the upside, you don't really miss or expect the features that feel like a big hole in the iPad version -- notably lack of metadata editing, color labels or ratings and the inability to use saved presets or Smart Collections.
For quick-and-dirty flagging or rating passes through photos, the occasional pre-upload adjustment, or for working a little more seriously with iPhone photos that you need to sync back to the desktop, Lightroom mobile for iPhone is a nifty little Lightroom adjunct.