What you need to know about the Apple event

22 March 2016

apple Apple have been doing their thing and unveiling a load of stuff. Some of you will be reasonably interested, while the rest may be champing at the bit to either slag Apple off, or hail them as the greatest thing to ever happen to the technological world.

So, what have we got? Well, there's a new, cheaper iPhone which is smaller than recent releases. There's also a number of updates for things, which isn't as exciting as hardware, but just as useful.

The four-inch iPhone SE is, in Apple terms, a budget phone. Looks like Apple want to chip away at the Android market, where there's a greater range of prices when it comes to getting a smartphone. Apple also showed off an iPad Pro which is set to replace the iPad Air 2.

We'll break it down, bit-by-bit.

iPhone SE

This new, smaller phone will have the same processor as the iPhone 6S. It'll have a 12 megapixels camera, which is more powerful than the one you find in the iPhone 5S. It has an improved battery too, and obviously, will work with Apple Pay. If you want one, prices start at £359. Contract deals will be thrown at you by the shops all week, so keep an eye out for a bargain. You'll be able to get them from Thursday, and they'll ship at the end of the month.

iPad Pro

There's a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which again, has an improved camera and a better processor than others. To buy the Pro, you'll need around £415 and you get 32 gigabytes of storage. Related, Apple are cutting the price of the iPad Air too. Orders for the iPad Pro start on Thursday, and it'll ship at the end of the month.

Apple Watch

Apple are dropping the price of their smartwatches, and releasing even more wrist-straps for it. So, down from £299, starting prices for Apple Watches will be £259.

Updates

There's going to be a night-mode built into phones, which reduces the blueness of your screen in the evenings, in a bid to help you sleep. If you don't want it, go to Settings, then Display and Brightness, then Blue Light Reduction, and toggle away. Notes are going to be password protected now, and you'll be able to add multiple users to a device which will be helpful if you're using your device to teach someone something. There's a new health dashboard too, as well as improvements with Apple CarPlay.

Anything Else?

Have a look at Apple's site where they've got all the news.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Freebies

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