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iPhone SE Availability For April 17th, 2020 (Evening)

Here is the iPhone SE Availability for the evening of April 17th, 2020. This information is accurate 11 hours after pre-orders began. All of the iPhone SE models have a delivery date of at least May 4th, to May 6th, with many being May 4th to May 11th.

One can only surmise that the iPhone SE is a popular device, and you cannot argue with the introductory price of $399.

Changes for Apple

  • ATT – 64GB White iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • ATT – 128GB White iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • ATT – 256GB White iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • ATT – 64GB Black iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • ATT – 128GB Black iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • ATT – 256GB Black iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 11
  • ATT – 64GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • ATT – 128GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • ATT – 256GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 11
  • Sprint – 64GB White iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • Sprint – 128GB White iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • Sprint – 256GB White iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • Sprint – 64GB Black iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • Sprint – 128GB Black iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • Sprint – 256GB Black iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 11
  • Sprint – 64GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • Sprint – 128GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 11
  • T-Mobile – 64GB White iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • T-Mobile – 128GB White iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • T-Mobile – 256GB White iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • T-Mobile – 64GB Black iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • T-Mobile – 128GB Black iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • T-Mobile – 256GB Black iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 11
  • T-Mobile – 64GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 11
  • T-Mobile – 128GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 11
  • Verizon – 64GB White iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • Verizon – 128GB White iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • Verizon – 256GB White iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 11
  • Verizon – 64GB Black iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • Verizon – 128GB Black iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 11
  • Verizon – 64GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 11
  • Verizon – 128GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 11
  • Sim-Free – 64GB White iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • Sim-Free – 128GB White iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • Sim-Free – 256GB White iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • Sim-Free – 64GB Black iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • Sim-Free – 128GB Black iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 6
  • Sim-Free – 256GB Black iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 11
  • Sim-Free – 64GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 11
  • Sim-Free – 128GB (PRODUCT)Red iPhone SE has changed from Fri, Apr 24 to May 4 – May 11

iPhone SE

ATT 64GB 128GB 256GB
White May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 6
Black May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 11
(PRODUCT)Red May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 11
Sprint 64GB 128GB 256GB
White May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 6
Black May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 11
(PRODUCT)Red May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 11 May 4 – May 11
T-Mobile 64GB 128GB 256GB
White May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 6
Black May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 11
(PRODUCT)Red May 4 – May 11 May 4 – May 11 May 4 – May 11
Verizon 64GB 128GB 256GB
White May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 11
Black May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 11 May 4 – May 11
(PRODUCT)Red May 4 – May 11 May 4 – May 11 May 4 – May 11
Sim-Free 64GB 128GB 256GB
White May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 6
Black May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 6 May 4 – May 11
(PRODUCT)Red May 4 – May 11 May 4 – May 11 May 4 – May 11
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iPhone SE Availability for April 17th, 2020 (Morning)

I was not planning on doing iPhone Availability for the 2nd Generation iPhone SE, but I checked the availability of models after about 30 minutes, and noticed that there were some models that had May 4th to May 6th delivery dates. So I will be doing iPhone Availability posts for the iPhone SE. However, there are a couple of changes.

The first is that I will only be posting Apple’s availability and not the carriers. The second change is that I will likely not be posting as often as I would for the other models.

Here is the initial iPhone SE availability. This information is accurate as of 8:45 am central time on April 24th, 2020. This is an hour and 45 minutes after pre-orders went live.

iPhone SE

ATT 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24
Black Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24
(PRODUCT)Red Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24
Sprint 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24
Black Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24
(PRODUCT)Red Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24 May 4 – May 6
T-Mobile 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24
Black Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24
(PRODUCT)Red Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24 May 4 – May 6
Verizon 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24
Black Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24 May 4 – May 6
(PRODUCT)Red Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24 May 4 – May 6
Sim-Free 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24
Black Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24
(PRODUCT)Red Fri, Apr 24 Fri, Apr 24 May 4 – May 6
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Apple Announces iPhone SE

Today, Apple announced the iPhone SE. The iPhone SE is a 4.7-inch Retina HD display. This is the same size as the iPhone 8. The iPhone SE still has a Touch ID sensor, so if you are accustom to that and do not want to upgrade to a phone with Face ID, this is definitely the model you should be looking at.

The biggest difference between the iPhone 8 and iPhone SE is the internals. The iPhone SE has an A13 Bionic. This is the same processor as the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Having an A13 means that you can use many of the same feature of iOS that the iPhone 11 line can. This includes

There are some other tidbits about the iPhone SE to know about. The iPhone SE can be charged wirelessly using a Qi charger, and get up to 50% charge in 30 minutes with fast charging.

The iPhone SE has Portrait Mode with all six modes (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, and High-Key Mono) including controlling the depth mode of the photo. Along with this, there is Portrait mode on the front-facing camera, which was not available on the iPhone 8. For connectivity, the iPhone SE feature is that the iPhone SE has 802.11AX, also known as WiFi 6.

The last feature to mention is that the iPhone SE has dual-sim support. A physical sim as well as an e-sim. So if you need to have multiple carriers for some reason, the iPhone SE can accommodate.

The iPhone SE is available in 3 colors, Black,White and (PRODUCT)RED. Unlike previous phones, the front face is black on all three of the phones, where as previously most models had a white faceplate.

The iPhone SE comes in three sizes, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The prices for these are $399, $449, and $549 respectively.The iPhone SE can be ordered starting at 5AM Pacific Time on Friday, April 17th. AppleCare for the iPhone SE is $3.99 per month, or $79 for two years. AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss is $7.99 per month or $149 for two years.

With the release of the iPhone SE, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are no longer available for purchase as new, but may be available as refurbished.

Source: Apple

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A Smattering of Apple Updates

Earlier this week Apple released a few products. None of the released hardware products are new, however they all have some upgraded internals. Let us start with two upgraded iPhones.

iPhone SE

The first upgrade was to the iPhone SE. The iPhone SE was released about a year ago in March of 2016. The iPhone SE has the same internals as the iPhone 6s. This includes Touch ID, an A9 processor, M9 motion co-processor, and 4K video recording at 30fps. All of this in a 4-inch Retina screen. When the iPhone SE was released, it came in two sizes, 16GB And 64GB models.

The upgrade increases the two model sizes. They are now 32GB and 128GB models are the same price, $399 and $499 respectively.

This upgrade indicates two things. The first that the iPhone SE is not a one-off, and is likely to be continued in the future. It will likely be a phone where the internals are upgraded every two years. The second item is that the 16GB Model of iPhone is officially retired; except for maybe refurbished phones. The updated iPhone SE is not the only iPhone with a new model.

PRODUCT(RED)

PRODUCT(RED) is a program that raises awareness for, and provides funds, to help eliminate HIV/AIDS. Apple has been supporting (PRODUCT)RED since October 2006 when they unveiled an iPod Nano. Since then, Apple has added many other PRODUCT(RED) items over the last 11 years. The latest release is a particularly important one for Apple.

Apple has released an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that is Red and White. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the same exact specifications as the Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver models; except for one aspect. The PRODUCT(RED) iPhone does not come in 32GB, just like the Jet Black model. It does come in 128GB and 256GB models.

The 128GB iPhone 7 model is $749, the 256GB is $849. The 128GB iPhone 7 Plus is $869 and the 256GB is $969. This is the same as the Jet Black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

The PRODUCT(RED) iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available for order on Friday, March 24th, at 8:01 AM Pacific Time.

iPad

One of the most anticipated products is a new iPad Pro, in particular the 12.9-inch model. Unfortunately, there was not a new version of the iPad Pro being released. There is a new 9.7-inch iPad.

The new iPad replaces the iPad Air 2 and is a slight upgrade. The new internals of the iPad include an A9 Processor, this is the same processor that is in the iPhone 6s. There is also the same Motion co-processor, the M9. This is the same as the iPhone 6s.

Besides the internals, the iPad is slightly heavier than its predecessor. The updated iPad is 1.05 pounds, versus 0.96 pounds. There are a couple of things that are no longer on the iPad. The fully laminated display and antireflective coating are no longer on the iPad. This is not the only thing has been dropped from the iPad.

The price has been dropped. The 32GB Wi-Fi Model is now $329, while the 128GB model is $429. This is down from $399 and $499 respectively. The Wi-Fi + Cellular models are $459 and $559 for the 32GB and 128GB models. This is down from $529 and $629 for the 32GB and 128GB Models.

The iPad will be available for order on March 24th, at 8:01 AM Pacific Time.

Accessories

Apple considers itself a fashion company. One of the ways that Apple keeps ups with fashion is by adding colors to some of its accessories. There are a few areas where this is the case. The first is with new iPhone Cases. There are a few new cases.

Cases

For the various iPhone models here are the new colors:

Leather:

iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus

  • Berry
  • Sapphire
  • Taupe

iPhone SE

  • Saddle Brown

Silicone:

iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus

  • Azure
  • Camellia
  • Pebble

Watch Bands

While iPhone Cases provide some fashion, the Apple Watch bands do allow individual expression.

SportBand

  • Azure
  • Camellia
  • Pebble

Nike Bands

When Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 2, one of the models that were not immediately available; the Nike+ Model. There are two distinct aspects to the Nike+ models. The first aspect is a custom watch face that is only available on the Nike+ models. This is still the case. However, the second distinct aspect is the watch band options for the Nike+ Watches. These watch bands are now available on their own.

The watch band options are:

  • Black/Volt
  • Anthracite/Black
  • Pure Platinum/White

These bands are available for $49.

Woven Nylon

When Apple introduced the Woven Nylon bands, many of them are two colors. The majority of the band is one color, while a second color is an accent color. The Spring 2017 colors are below.

  • Berry
  • Tahoe Blue
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Pollen
  • Midnight Blue

All of the colors, excluding the Midnight Blue, are tai-colored. Each of these bands are $49.

Leather

One of the more chic materials for watch bands is Leather. There is a new Classic Buckle design for Spring. There are some new colors as well. These are the colors that are available:

  • Berry
  • Black
  • Midnight Blue
  • Red
  • Saddle Brown
  • Sapphire
  • Taupe

These bands are available now and cost $149.

Hermès Bands

When Apple unveiled the Apple Watch, one of the companies that they partnered with is Hermès.

There are a few new Hermès bands available.

38 mm versions

  • Fauve Barenia Leather Single Tour
  • Fauve Barenia Leather Double Tour
  • Bleu Zéphyr Epsom Leather Double Tour

42 mm versions

  • Lime Epsom Leather Single Tour
  • Colvert Swift Leather Single Tour
  • Fauve Barenia Leather Single Tour

These bands are available for $489 each.

Software

Beyond the the hardware updates and accessories, there were some software updates released as well. The first is everyone’s favorite software product, iTunes.

The new version, 12.6, has one new feature, ‘Rent Once, Watch Anywhere’. This new feature will allow you to rent a movie on your iPhone you can watch it on your Apple TV.

While in theory this should have been the way it worked before, but it was almost never the case. This requires iOS 10.3 or tvOS 10.2 in order to work.

Clips

One of the more modern change to the Internet, in the last 13 years, is the rise of social media. There have quite a number of social networks that have gone bust in the last 15 years. Some of these include Plurk, Friender, Peach, Orkut, and Pownce.

Apple has attempted to create a social network, with Ping. Apple eventually realized that their attempt at a social network was not going to work, so they ended Ping. Instead of attempting to build another social network, Apple has done what they are good at, building applications. Apple has created a new application called Clips.

Clips is an application that allows iOS users to create videos that have special effects. The application is very like other applications that are available. The key to Clips is that you can share the clips that you make with individuals through Messages, or by posting to Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, or even YouTube.

If in one of your clips, a face from your Photo library is recognized, Clips will automatically suggest that you send the clip to the subject of the video.

Clips will be available in early April on iOS. It will be a free application.

Swift Playgrounds

The last update, which is a minor one, but one that is much appreciated for some developers. Swift Playgrounds is now available in five more languages. These languages are:

  • Simplified Chinese
  • Japanese
  • French
  • German
  • Latin American Spanish

The Swift Playgrounds update is available now.

Final Thoughts

These updates, while minor, are great updates for each of the product. This may just be a prelude to more announcements that may come in a few weeks.

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Apple March 21st, 2016 Event Roundup

Apple breaks up the year into three different parts of the year; Early, Mid, and Late. Each part is four months. Apple generally has one event in each of these parts. Apple has held their early 2016 event; dubbed “Let us loop you in”.

Apple has unveiled a bunch of new products. Let us look at each of the announced products.

Apple TV

Apple.TV

Last Fall Apple unveiled the 4th generation Apple TV. There is no new hardware, but there is the new release of tvOS 9.2. A few of the new features of tvOS 9.2 include: Folder Support, additional Siri dictation, including passwords, conference room display mode, bluetooth keyboard support, and now iCloud Photo Library with Live Photo support.

This is a nice upgrade that adds in some features that users had requested.

Apple Watch

Apple.Watch.Nylon

Last year at the March event Apple provided details for the availability of the Apple Watch. Some may have anticipated that the Apple Watch would be a product that is released yearly. If you were hoping for that, Apple has dashed those hopes.

Apple has positioned the Watch as a fashion product. While they may not be able to release new hardware every season, they are able to provide new personalization options by releasing additional bands.

The Apple Watch now has a new type of band, the Nylon Band. The Nylon Band is available in seven different color combinations; Black, Gold and Red, Gold and Royal Blue, Pearl, Pink, Royal Blue, and Scuba Blue. These bands come in both 38mm and 42mm varieties and are $49 each.

Along with the new Nylon Bands, there are three additional Sport Band colors: Apricot, Royal Blue, and Yellow; Two Classic Buckle bands Red and Marine Blue. Two Modern Buckles, Blue Jay and Marigold.The last new bands are the leather loops, Storm Gray and White.

The last change to the Apple Watch is one that will temp more to purchase the Apple Watch, a price drop. The new price for the Apple Watch is $299 for the 38mm and $349 for the 42MM Sport versions.

iPad

While it may not have been the first tablet on the market, the iPad can be considered the one that put the idea of a tablet front and center in the mindshare of the public. Even though it is not at its peak and has fallen, it has not deterred Apple from continuing to innovate the iPad.

iPad Air 2

The iPad Air 2 received a single change, a $100 price drop. This means that the iPad Air 2 is now priced at $399 and $499 for the 16GB and 64GB models respectively. There is still the Wi-Fi + Cellular models available at $529 and $629 for the 16GB and 64GB model.

iPad Pro

9.7-inch-iPadPro

Back in September Apple unveiled the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Apple has now released the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. This is the spiritual successor of the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2, but is also very closely related to the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is similar to the larger model. The 9.7-inch model supports the Apple Pencil and also has a Smart Connector. With a Smart Connector comes a new Smart Keyboard as well.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro also has the same A9X Processor and M9 Co-processor as the larger iPad Pro. There are also the same four speakers within the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. This means that as you rotate the iPad Pro, the speakers are able to automatically adjust the sound.

This is about where the similarities between the iPad Pros end. There are some other improvements that have been made to the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro has a brand new display that Apple is calling True Tone. The display utilizes the same color gamut as the Late 2015 iMac, the DCI-P3. This means that the colors will be truer to life. This is not the only difference between the two iPads.

One of the features that many have question about the iPad is the camera. The camera on the 9.7-inch iPad is a vast improvement over the 12.9-inch iPad Pro’s camera. The camera

The last difference is the colors. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is available in four colors; Silver, Gold, Rose-Gold and Space Gray.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro still comes in the 32GB and 128GB models. Along with this, it is also available in a 256GB model. This comes in both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular models. The price of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is $599, $749, and $899 for the Wi-Fi models only. The Wi-Fi + Cellular models are $729, $879, and $1029 respectively.

12.9-inch iPad Pro

While the 9.7-inch iPad Pro was the primary iPad shown off, it was not the only one that got some additional options. While there are no change to the form-factor of the larger iPad, there are a couple of additions options.

The 12.9-inch iPad is now also available in 256GB models of both Wifi-only and Wifi + Cellular. Along with this, a clarification has been made that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro can now utilize the lightning to USB-C cable and the 29-watt USB C power adapter. This combination will allow for super-fast charging of a 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

This method is not possible with the 9.7-inch iPad. This is due to that product only having USB 2.0 controller.

iPhone

Apple’s best selling product the iPhone continues to sell really well. Apple is known to not divulge the breakdown of models that are sold. Even so, Apple did mention that they sold 30 Million iPhone 5s phones last year. This is a lot of phones that were sold based on 2013 technology. There are many reasons why some might prefer a smaller form-factor phone. They could range from pocket size, better fit in one’s hands, or even just as Apple stated, cost. While using an iPhone 5s would be able to use some of the latest software features, you cannot easily upgrade the hardware inside of the phone. Apple has provided a significant update to the 4-inch form factor. That update is named the iPhone SE.

iPhone SE

iphoneSE_spacegray

The iPhone SE the successor of the iPhone 5s, Apple’s 4-inch iPhone. The iPhone SE has the same case as the iPhone 5s, except instead of glossy chamfers, they are matte. The outside of the phone looks the same as the iPhone 5s, except for the colors. The iPhone SE comes in the standard four colors, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Space Gray.

The innards of the iPhone SE are the same of the iPhone 6s with an A9 processor and the M9 co-processor. Along with the processors, there is a secure enclave and first-generation Touch ID sensor. This is the same Touch-ID Sensor that has been in the iPhones, prior to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The rear camera is the same ƒ/2.2 aperture, Five‑element lens that is in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, minus the optical stabilization. Just like the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus you are able to record 4k video at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 30 or 60fps.

The only item not improved is the FaceTime camera. On the iPhone SE, it is still the same 1.2 Megapixel camera that was in the iPhone 5s. The likely reason for this is due to the lack of physical space within the physical case. There is one slight improvement, the addition of Retina Flash.

In case you are not aware, Retina Flash is the ability for the screen to light up to produce enough light that makes it easier to light up your face and surrounding area when taking a selfie.

The wireless connection on the iPhone SE has been upgraded to include 802.11AC. This means that the iPhone now supports 802.11A/B/G/N/AC. Unlike the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the iPhone SE does to include the MIMO technology.

The iPhone SE comes in two sizes, the 16GB version and a 64GB version. It comes in the same standard four colors, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Space Gray.

You can order an iPhone SE today for $399 for the 16GB model and $499 for the 64GB model. The iPhone SE begins shipping on March 31st.

Final Thoughts

The events that Apple has held early in the year are not normally ones where brand new, completely unknown products from Apple are released, and this is the case with this year’s event. Even so, Apple has released a solid set of updates.

The product with the least number of changes is the Apple TV, since it received only an upgrade to the software. The software is a minor upgrade, but provides a couple of key features that some users have been hoping would be added.

While the Apple Watch Hardware has remained unchanged, the addition of the new Nylon bands, as well as the new Sport bands and Modern Buckles will provide even more customization options for users. The reduction of the price for the Apple Watch may entice even more people to give the Apple Watch a try.

The release of the 4-inch iPhone SE continues to provide the smaller form-factor that many want and yet only minimally compromises on features, with the lack of 3D Touch and 2nd generation Touch ID sensor, being the only trade offs.

The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is a great successor to the iPad Air 2. The 9.7-inch size is what most would consider the “standard” iPad size. The new True Tone screen will make an even better experience for iPad users. The addition of the Smart Connector and ability to use the Apple Pencil will allow the iPad to be even more of a PC replacement.