Apple unveil new iPhone

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The March Apple event has come and gone and you may be excited to hear that Apple as rumoured have released a new iPhone.

Here are the major announcements Apple made at their event:

iPhone SE

The rumour mill was right and as predicted Apple has released a smaller iPhone, the iPhone SE. The new 4 inch handset comes with a 64-bit A9 chip and an M9 motion coprocessor, the same as the iPhone 6s.

It also comes with a 12 megapixel camera which comes with all the usual camera features.

Apple has stated that the iPhone SE offers LTE speeds 50% faster than the iPhone 5s and has got Touch ID as well as Apple Pay built into it.

The 4 inch devices starts at £359 for the 16GB, going up to £439 for the 64GB and is available in Silver, Gold, Space Grey and Rose Gold just like the iPhone 6s.

You will be able to pre-order the iPhone SE from the 24th March and it will be available in store on the 31st March.

iOS 9.3

Apple also announced the release of iOS 9.3, introducing some small but useful new features such as password protection on notes, a night shift lighting mode, and app suggestions for Health apps.

Apple News got a small upgrade too, now featuring top stories and suggested Editor’s Picks for easy browsing.

A smaller iPad Pro

As expected, Apple also announced an addition to the iPad Pro family. Apple is releasing a smaller, 9.7 inch Retina display iPad Pro that weighs less than one pound, exactly the same as the iPad Air 2.

It comes with four audio speakers, A9X chip, M9 motion coprocessor, a graphics drive as powerful as an Xbox 360, and a ‘Hey Siri’ hands-free compatibility.

The new iPad Pro has an Oxide TFT display for high contrast ratio, and is 47% less reflective than the iPad 2 which is supposedly the lowest reflectivity of any tablet according to Apple.

It has a 5 megapixel front face camera and a 12 megapixel rear camera. It can also shoots 4K videos.

The 9.7 inch iPad Pro caters for those who want a powerful but more commute-friendly iPad.

As with the larger iPad Pro you can get a few accessories such as the smart keyboard, Apple Pencil, Lightning SD card reader and USB camera adapter.

It will also be available in four colours, Silver, Gold, Space Grey and the new Rose Gold which isn’t available on the larger device.

The smaller iPad Pro starts at £499 for the 32GB model. The 128GB device is £619 and the massive 256GB model will set you back £739.

Pre-orders start on March 24th and ships on the 31st, just like the iPhone SE. 

Luke Stanley