Apple Reveals A New iPhone SE, iPad Pro & Apple Watch Bands

There was a special event in Cupertino, CA today as Apple unveiled two new devices as well as some new accessories and software features. Below is an overview of the important announcements, but for those who want to watch the full keynote, visit this link.

iPhone SE

  • Designed to be the same size as the iPhone 5s
  • Now offers a Rose Gold color variant
  • Edges are chamfered with a matte finish (used to be shiny)
  • Harnesses Apple's speedy A9 chip and M9 motion co-processor
  • Improved battery life
  • Integrated 12MP iSight camera with optimum sensor performance and live photo support
  • Retina flash with focus pixels
  • 4K video capable, 1080P up to 60fps, slow-motion up to 240fps,
  • New microphone
  • Bluetooth 4.2, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Wi-fi calling, Faster LTE, Apple Pay support
  • 16GB model sells for $399, 64GB model sells for $499, free with 2-year subsidized plan, $17/month for 24 months
  • Pre-orders open Thursday, March 24th will ship on March 31st

iPad Pro 9.7″

  • All the great features from the iPad Pro 12.9″ shrunk down into the traditional 9.7″ iPad body including A9X chipset, four-speaker setup and Smart Connector for Apple magnetic keyboard
  • New TrueTone feature will automatically color the temperature of the display to match the lighting in your room
  • No more plastic panels on the cellular models, new subtle antenna band
  • 12MP camera matches the capabilities of its smaller iPhone siblings
  • Marketed as the ultimate PC replacement, not for the same needs as someone looking into the iPad Air 2
  • $599 for 32GB Wi-Fi, $749 for $128GB Wi-Fi, $899 for 256GB Wi-Fi
  • Orders begin Thursday, March 24th and will ship on March 31st

Apple Watch

  • #1 selling smartwatch in the world
  • #1 in customer satisfaction
  • 1/3 or Apple Watch owners regularly change bands
  • New colors for sport and leather bands, space black Milanese Loop
  • New woven nylon band – four layer construction with vibrant colors
  • Base sport model price dropped to $299

iOS 9.3

  • Night Shift feature adds warmer tones to your screen at night allowing your eyes to stay away from harmful blue rays which disrupt sleeping patterns
  • Improvement to News app with more personalized and trending stories, performance updates make it run more efficiently and now harness video playback within feed
  • Notes app can now utilize password privacy to keep hidden information out of the wrong hands
  • Health app now highlights 3rd-party app data and Apple Watch owners can now see their movement data within the Health app
  • CarPlay has improved support for Apple Music and Maps with suggestions new music and location suggestions for finding food, gas, lodging or shopping while in route to your destination
  • Education gets an increase in this update with a new Classroom app that helps teacher utilize lesson plans and track students progress, new Apple ID's for education can be created and managed by school administrators

Source: Apple