Apple unveiled the brand new iPhone, the iPhone SE, live from the Apple Event, in Cupertino, California — read on for up-to-the-minute updates from the exciting launch event.
Apple fans, rejoice! The Apple event on March 21 brought exciting news, as the company unveiled innovative new launches live from Cupertino, California, which included the Apple iPhone SE and the new iPad Pro! Tim Cook kicked off the live stream, reminding the audience that Apple is gearing up to celebrate the company’s 40th birthday on April 1. He also touched on data and privacy issues. “We need to decide as a nation how much power the government should have over our data and over our privacy,” he said.
Along with new products, Apple also announced advancements that will benefit our health and the environment. This includes the CareKit, and the very first CareKit app is for Parkinson’s Disease. CareKit will allow people to better understand what effects their health. You can now track health from your phone and have a more informed discussion about individualized treatments. Another app tracks a patient’s progress post-surgery, allowing them to share it with loved ones and doctors so that their treatment program can be customized.
Apple iPhone SE:
-Starts at $399 for 16GB, $499 for 64GB, and will be available on March 31. Pre-orders will begin on March 24. It will feature Touch ID, Live Photos and Apple Pay
-Smaller, more powerful 4-inch phone
-3x faster than the iPhone 5
-Tracks fitness all day
-Incredible battery improvements across the board
-12 mp iSight camera
-Retina flash available for front-facing camera. You can capture 4k video
Apple iPad Pro:
-9.7in display is 25% brighter and 40% less reflective than the iPad Air 2
-Brightest tablet available
-25% greater color saturation
-Works with Night Shift: as the sun goes down, the brightness dims
-True Tone display measures the color temperature of ambient light and adjusts the display to match
-Two new, four-channel ambient light sensors
-More than 2x the output of Apple iPad 2: four-speaker audio
-Advanced camera, which you can use to scan documents: 12MP iSight camera, focus pixels, TrueTone flash, Shoot 4K video, 5MP FaceTime HD camera
The Apple Watch:
-Price cut! It will start at just $299 and will unveil new bands
The Apple TV:
-Free updates beginning today, which include: Folders to organize apps on your home screen, dictation so you can use your voice to input information, including names and passwords. You can also access entire iPhone photo library, including live photos, right on the screen