iPhone SE drops confirming widespread rumors are true

These days whenever there is an Apple launch or any gadget launch for that matter we hear or read about it weeks in advance via the internet or social media. As past experience tells us this often means that a new product is coming and we had better be ready.

Apple seems to have done it to us again as it confirmed this week that the iPhone SE is a real product that we’ll be able to buy soon. I find it almost laughable this type of marketing still exists but it works well and it’s not likely to change as we line up or scramble to get new tech products when they come out.

There is some legitimate buzz around the new SE and the new iPad, the 9.7 Inch Pro.

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Tech specifications and components are the biggest point of interest when a new phone comes out and the SE does not disappoint. GSM Arena provides complete specifications on the phone itself. Here are some highlights.

The SE will be a Nano-SIM phone with the Apple A9 chipset and a Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister GPU. The internal hard drive will come in 16 and 64 GB sizes with 2 GB RAM. The main camera is a 12 Mega Pixel camera. Colors include Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold.

The expected release date for the SE is March 31, 2016.

It’s designed to target mid-range smartphone users much like the 5C did at one time. Unlike the 5C, its components are the same as the 6S however which seems surprising since Apple says the phone will cost only $400 US. We don’t as yet know what Canadian pricing will be but expect it to be over 500 dollars. It’s a curious move for Apple and one that many feel means the company won’t make a lot of money on this phone.

I like the idea of SE because I’ve never been a huge fan of the 6 and 6S screen size and am curious to see what the increased power in the components means. Currently a 5S owner, I’ll be in the market for the SE for sure despite the constant temptation of the 6 while working for a mobility provider.

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The 9.7 inch iPad Pro was also released as well. According to some experts this iPad must save the iPad line and boost its struggling sales. Once the darling of Apple, the iPad outsold the iPhone early on but other company’s, including, Samsung and other Apple devices have caught it and hurt its market share. I’ve never bought the idea that tablets will outstrip PC sales as Apple’s Tim Cook once said but the iPad Pro is a formidable machine.

Nano-SIM capable as well, the iPad Pro boasts an Apple A9X chipset and a dual-core 2.16 GHz GPU. It does not have a memory card slot. It comes in 32, 128 and 256 GB sizes  and the camera is a 12 MP. Colors include Silver, Gold, Space Gray, and Rose Gold.

Read the complete specifications here.

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