In unfamiliar fashion, Apple announced, without an official event, a new iPad, a new colored iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and a new app called “Clips”. Did you miss all that? No worries, we’ve got you covered with every detail from the sneaky announcement.
With the removal of the iPad Air 2, Apple looks to the new 9.7″ iPad to be its predecessor. The updated iPad has a brighter retina display, a powerful A9 chip, and access to over 1.3 million apps designed specifically for the tablet. Even with the faster processor, this iPad maintains the same all day battery life customers love about the tablet. According to Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Phillip Schiller, “iPad is the world’s most popular tablet, and now it is even more affordable.” Starting at $324, the new iPad will be available to order on 3/24.
The new iPad 9.7″ [Image courtesy of Apple]
Along with the new iPad, Apple introduced a special edition of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The new red aluminum iPhone is part of Apple’s dedication to the (PRODUCT) RED campaign. Profits from sales of the new colored iPhone will go towards the global fund to fight AIDS. The new phone will retail starting at $749 and will be available on 3/24.
Even though iOS 10.3 won’t be available until April, Apple did announce a new free app that will be available with the new software. Combining aspects of Instagram, SnapChat and Vine, “Clips” helps users combine photos, videos, and music which can be then shared through social media or text messages. “Clips” bridges the gap between the complexity of iMovies and simplicity of Snapchat videos.
The Red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus [Image courtesy of Apple]
What do you think about the new iPad? Will you trade in your current phone for the new (RED) iPhone? Let us know below in the comments!