Apple’s launched a whole bunch of new products set for release on March 24 across the world including the US, the UK, and India. The company chose not to organize a big media event for the latest lineup of iPhones, iPads and Apple Watch bands, opting for a quieter announcement instead.
First up is the highly-anticipated shiny red color edition of Apple’s current flagship. Officially dubbed the iPhone 7 (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition, the handset has been unveiled to celebrate 10 years of partnership with (RED). Each purchase will contribute to the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS programs.
The red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus boast of the same specs as the original models and will be available in 128GB and 256GB iterations. The 4.7-inch model starts at $749 or Rs 82000 and the 5.5-inch one at $869. Moving on to the next order of business, Apple has refreshed the iPhone SE by jettisoning last year’s 16GB and 64GB variants.
The iPhone SE will instead be sold in 32GB and 128GB versions starting at the same $399 or Rs 27200 price tag. Other than outing revamped editions of existing devices, Apple also announced a new 9.7-inch iPad. It’s the cheapest large-size tablet the firm has ever launched, starting at $329 or Rs 28900 for the 32GB Wi-Fi only option and $429 for the 128GB one.
The 9.7-inch iPad is similar to the iPad Air 2 with a few updates here and there. For instance, the new slate gets a faster A9 chip and higher-capacity 32.4Wh battery. On the software side of things, Apple unveiled a Clips app which is going to hit the App Store in April for free.
Clips basically lets users put together a montage of videos, photos, and music. Apple’s infusing the app with a feature called Live Titles that’s supposed to generate animated captions automatically based on a person’s voice. The finished clip can then be shared via iMessage or social networks like Facebook or Instagram.