Apple announces the new iPhone SE2016-03-22 03:51 by Daniela
Tags: Apple, iPhone
At special event on Monday, Apple unveiled what it calls "the most powerful 4-inch phone ever" - the iPhone SE. The long anticipated gadget looks like the iPhone 5S, but inside it is more like the iPhone 6S, using Apple's A9 processor, an NFC chip with support for Apple Pay and a better 12-megapixel camera.
The new device also provides faster LTE and Wi-Fi speeds and better battery life. Prices start at $399, or $17 a month without a service contract. Orders start March 24 and the phone will become available March 31.
Here's what Greg Joswiak, VP of product marketing for Apple explained the smaller screen size of the phone:
"Some people simply love smaller phones. And the 4in phone is often their first iPhone. Some people asked and pleaded with us. So we're calling it, the iPhone SE. Our most powerful"
Another news from the event is that the iPad Pro is also getting smaller in size. The new 9.7-inch version includes many of the same features as the larger 12.9-inch Pro model. What's better in the new tablet is its display with increased contrast ratio and a 40% less-reflective screen than an iPad Air 2. It is also 25% brighter and has a 12-megapixel camera and a LED back-facing flash.
The smaller iPad Pro works with the Apple Pencil stylus and new line of snap on keyboards the company introduced in with the original iPad Pro. Prices for the new iPad Pro are $599 (32 GB) and $749 for 128 GB device. There's also a $899 version with 256 GB capacity.
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