Apple to Launch New iPhone SE and iPad Pro

Apple’s Keynote speech on Monday in California revealed the launch of a new iPhone called the iPhone SE, and an updated version of the iPad Pro.

CEO Tim Cook said the latest addition to the iPhone family is “the most powerful 4-inch phone ever.”

The iPhone SE is set to be the cheapest iPhone available. It has an Apple A9 Chip – double the speed of the iPhone 5S, and improved graphics and power performance. It boasts a 12-megapixel camera, and the ability to record video in 4K.

The exterior of the device has a 4-inch screen, Touch ID, a flush camera lens and a metal body.

Other features include the latest operating software – iOS 9.3, WiFi-calling, a faster 4G capability and an NFC chip Apple Pay.

The phone will be available in white, black, rose gold and gold.

A new 9.7-inch iPad Pro was also announced at the event.

Apple’s Vice President, Phil Schiller said the new device comes with a new light system called Night Shift, that lowers blue light for reading in the dark.

Another key feature includes True Tone, which adjusts the screen colours depending on the environment it’s being used in.

The iPad Pro always comes with the most advanced camera to-date, a 12-megapixel lens. It has four speakers and the ability to run split screen apps.

The latest iPad Pro will support the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil stylus.

As predicted by tech experts, there was no talk of the Apple Watch. According to Market Watch, sales had plummeted by 90% in July last year, being its third month on the market.

The iPhone SE and the iPad Pro 9.7-inch, will both be available to purchase on March 31 with pre-orders starting on March 25.

Prices for the iPhone SE start at $679 for the 16GB and $829 for the 64GB.

The iPad Pro 9.7-inch will be available to purchase at $899 for the 32GB. The 128GB and 256GB will be priced at $1049 and $1399.



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