Wednesday 23rd March 2016 by Vane Núñez in Apple.
Apple unveiled its latest iPhone, the iPhone SE, at an event on its Cupertino headquartes, California, campus on Monday 21st.
Same size as previous iPhone 5S, what makes iPhone SE a powerful smartphone is its A9 chipset, which is the same piece of silicon that powers iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. The chipset contains a 1.8GHz dual-core processor and is coupled with 2GB of RAM for smooth all-round performance.
Apple has used a 12MP iSight camera with dual-LED, two-tone flash on the back. The primary camera has top features like Focus Pixel autofocus, Auto HDR image capture, 4K video recording, and time lapse and slow-motion videos. It can also stitch together multiple images to create a panorama photo of 63MP resolution and capture 8MP photos while recording 4K videos.
Another new features are that iPhone SE supports Live Photos, its 4-inch screen has display resolution of 1136x640p, resulting in pixel density of 326ppi, or what Apple calls Retina display and it comes with an NFC chip in order to support Apple Pay.
The SE comes in rose gold, a pinkish finish previously available only on the iPhone 6 and 6S. You can preorder it on March 24, and it will go on sale in stores on March 31. If you want this model, do not doubt to start searching iPhone SE cases to protect it asap.
On the Apple event, we were also introduced to the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
For a long time it seemed Apple was gearing up to announce a successor to the iPad Air 2. But in recent months, rumours of a smaller iPad Pro began to surface.
It’s a smaller version of the company’s 12.9-inch Pro tablet, which features comparable specs and even an improvement or two over its larger counterpart.
The 9.7-inch iPad Pro has a new Retina display with True Tone technology, four-speaker audio system, blazing fast A9X chip, 12-megapixel iSight camera, 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, faster wireless, and support for Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. It is the ultimate upgrade for existing iPad users and replacement for PC users
The new iPad Pro is just 6.1mm thin and weighs just under one pound and has an advanced 12-megapixel iSight camera sensor featuring Focus Pixels. Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, available for purchase separately, bring breakthrough levels of precision and utility to iPad Pro. Those and other iPad Pro 9.7 accessories will be available soon at our website.
Although the Apple Watch 2 didn’t get a mention at Apple’s March 2016 event, the smartwatch didn’t go entirely unnoticed. Apple announced that the Apple Watch was the number one selling smartwatch in the world, and that people loved the fact that changing the strap changed the look of the watch. With that being said, Apple announced a flurry of new Apple Watch bands including £39 nylon bands available in seven colours, some of which can be seen below.
Along with the new line of Apple Watch straps, Apple also announced a number of new colour options for the sports and leather collections, as well as a black variant of the hugely popular Milanese loop. The Apple Watch range also received a price drop, with the Apple Watch Sport now starting at $299.00 for the 38mm variation and $349.00 for the 42mm.
It was also announced iOS 9.3 was out now for everyone, and the upgrade delivers some great new features that make Apple’s mobile platform better than ever. With sweet additions like password-protected Notes, sleep-saving Night Shift and data-friendly Wi-Fi Assist, iOS 9.3 might be Apple’s biggest “dot” release yet.