Apple’s ‘Let us loop you in’ Event: iPhone SE, Smaller iPad Pro And More In A Nutshell
In today's 'Let us loop you in' media event, Apple released various new products that have been running around in the rumor mill for a long time. From a smaller iPhone SE to the larger 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the company has put an end to the previous reports and rumors. If you missed Apple's live streaming of the event and you want to find out about every single release of the event, you can have it right here. We have divided the event into different categories so stick your eyes to details.
Apple Released The iPhone SE, 9.7-Inch iPad Pro, Apple Watch Bands And Much More
Apple's event began as it always does, plain and simple. However, this time, the company began by talking about encryption and showing its concerns for the environment. The company showcased how it helps to preserve the natural surroundings and how it will be further contributing to saving the planet. While various aspects were discussed at the event, ranging from utilizing resources to recycling, the company also introduced the world to its little robotic friend, Liam. Liam is a robot designed to tear the iPhone apart in a very neat manner so as to separate and preserve the remains of the unusable iPhone. Basically, introducing this was part of the company's recycling program.
The iPhone SE
iPhone SE has been the major highlight of the event. Now, we can finally conclude that the previous rumors in terms of specs were somewhat true. However, minor changes in dimension of the device can be seen, but overall it looks the same as the iPhone 5s. The smaller 4-inch iPhone carries the specs of the iPhone 6s packed in an iPhone 5s form factor. The device has been equipped with the company's latest A9 and M9 chips that serves the user exactly as it does on the iPhone 6s. The rear camera has been upgraded to 12 megapixel and a much better front facing camera has been added on board. Overall, the iPhone SE could be regarded as a hybrid of the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 6s. The pricing starts from $300 for the 16GB model and $499 for the 64GB model. Find out more details about the iPhone SE here.
9.7-inch iPad Pro
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is a little too big to carry around in day to day use. Hence, Apple has released a slightly smaller version of the iPhone iPad Pro with a screen real-estate of 9.7-inches. The new iPad is equipped with Apple's A9X, which is the same chipset powering the bigger iPad Pro. In the camera department, the iPad is said to feature a 12 megapixel rear shooter with a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera. The pricing of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro starts at $599 for the 32GB variant, $749 for the 128GB variant and $899 for the 256GB variant. Irrespective of the price, it's good to see Apple is bolstering storage space in the new iPad Pro. Find out complete details of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro right here.
New Apple Watch Bands
As much as some users were expecting a completely revamped Apple Watch 2, Apple decided to stick with the first generation. However, Apple did unveil new watch bands for the Apple Watch, which are definitely a welcome change. While introducing new color options, Apple also released a new type of watch band - the new Woven Nylon Band. Moreover, a new black color option has also been released for the Milanese loop. The major news regarding the Apple Watch is that it gets a big price drop. You can now purchase an Apple Watch starting from $299. Click here for more details.
In terms of software, Apple has announced the CareKit which will allow users to monitor and manage their illness in a much better and efficient way. The CareKit platform will allow developers to develop apps in the most profound way considering health care. CareKit will be released in April as per Apple's announcement.
Other software releases include iOS 9.3, boasting a a bevy of new features. Click here to find all the details and features of iOS 9.3. Apart from the mobile OS, Apple has also updated the software of its wearable. You can now update your Apple Watch to watchOS 2.2 from the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Here's what is new in the watchOS 2.2 final build for your Apple Watch. Moreover, OS X 10.11.4 is also available for download. The update comes in with support for Live Photos, password protected Notes and much more. Find out what else is part of OS X 10.11.4 final build right here.
This is it for the major highlights of the event. If you want to read in a little more detail, be sure to stay tuned to our website. Possibly everything that was discussed in the rumors was released in today's media event. What was the most important announcement of the event, according to you guys? Share your thoughts in the comments.