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Apple Gets Smaller But Retains Horsepower With 9.7-Inch iPad Pro, iPhone SE

By on May 10, 2016

Apple announced the availability of two new devices; the iPhone SE and a 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

iPhone SE

The iPhone SE is essentially a 4-inch clone of the iPhone 6s, and it features the same A9 processor introduced in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The iPhone SE has the same graphics performance as the 6s and 6s Plus with an embedded M9 coprocessor. Basically, Apple decided to make its most powerful iPhone yet even smaller.

Device iPhone SE
Processor Apple A9 (with M9 Coprocessor)
Storage Options 16 GB, 64 GB
Cameras 12 MP iSight (Rear Facing), 5 MP Facetime (Front Facing)
Pricing $399 (16 GB), $499 (64 GB)

The 12 MP rear-facing camera can capture 4K videos, which can be edited right on the device (similar to the iPhone 6s). The front-facing 5 MP camera features a Retina Flash, which momentarily brightens the screen to improve picture quality in low light.

iphone-SE_w_600Starting at $399, Apple heralds the new iPhone SE as the lowest introductory price for an iPhone in the company’s history.

9.7-Inch iPad Pro

Apple also introduced a tinier version of its iPad Pro, now offering a 9.7-inch version of the productivity tablet. It features a new True Tone display, which uses four-channel sensors to dynamically adjust the white balance of the display to match the ambient light around you.