The headquarters of Apple , located in Cupertino, California (United States), has been the scene Monday the traditional spring event in which the company announced some of its new heavy artillery -the usually keep to October-. Once again rumors have been confirmed: there will be a smaller iPhone, SE, and 9.7 – inch iPad Pro.
The event took place on the eve of the hearing in a California court in which Apple and the FBI faces due to unlocking a phone will be . The FBI requires unlock Apple’s iPhone one of the authors of a shooting in San Bernardino in December in which 14 people died, something that the technology company refuses sake of the privacy of its users.
Therefore there was anticipation to see if Tim Cook, Apple CEO, took advantage of the presentation to make clear the position of the company, and it was. “For many of us, the iPhone is an extension of ourselves,” he said from the stage. “We need to decide as a nation how much power should have the government on our data and our privacy.”
“We did not expect to be in this position, at odds with our own government,” explained Cook, to emphasize then that Apple will not “shirk” responsibility.
IPhone arrives SE
“Some people love the smaller mobile”. This projected on the screen of the stage phrase presaged the announcement of the much – rumored iPhone SE , which was confirmed moments later.
This new model of smartphone is the size of the iPhone 5, four inches, but the iPhone 6S A9 processor. It also incorporates a camera of 12 megapixels with the possibility of Live Photos and videos 4K. ” It is the most powerful phone four inches we have created , ” said Greg Joswiak, vice president of Apple.
The most basic iPhone SE, the 16GB goes on sale for $ 399 (about 354 euros) in the United States, but in Europe it will cost from 489 euros. It will be available in space gray, silver, gold and rose gold and will go on sale on March 24 in the United States.In Spain arrive in early April and late May will be in stores in 110 countries.
The Apple Watch price
Beyond a change of look , Apple has not made big news for Apple Watch . The company wants to use the pull customizing this device, which will launch belts new colors and a new material , braided nylon.
The main news is at its lower price: now available starting at $ 299 (265 euros) the 16GB -this basic model cost so far $ 349, the price reduction is 14% – and $ 499 (443 euros) on 64 GB.
The iPad also becomes small
Like the new iPhone, the new iPad model also sees trimmed its dimensions. The iPad Pro 9.7 – inch above- the 12.9 inch was measured 6.1 millimeters thick and weighs less than a kilo. Its power is provided by the A9X chip that allows graphics such as some laptops and consoles.
It will be available in four colors: silver, gold, gray space and a tone never seen on iPads, rose gold. In Europe the 32GB model will be sold from 679 euros (also be 128 and 256 GB). Orders may be made from March 24 in the US and, like the iPhone, come to Spain in early April.