Apple has just announced a number of updates to their iPhone and iPad product lines. The Apple Watch gets a set of new band options and surprisingly, they even snuck in a new app reveal. Here’s the low down.
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Edition
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus receive a bold red finish as part of Apple’s long-time collaboration with Global Fund. With each purchase, you’ll help Global Fund contribute to the research and prevention of HIV/AIDS. This new colour arrives in the 128 GB and 256 GB models and will be available for purchased from the 25th of March. It’s pretty stunning so we might have to order one.
iPhone SE gets a storage expansion while keeping the old price tag. The new models are available in 32GB and 128GB, doubling the old capacities of 16GB and 64GB. With a starting price of A$679, these will go on sale this Saturday, 25th of March.
The latest addition to Apple’s iPad line-up is simply called iPad. With a 9.7 inch screen, the new iPad is about the same size as the iPad Air 2. This update features a faster processor and a brighter Retina display, available in 32GB and 128GB. It’s also the cheapest yet, starting at A$469. Arriving in silver, gold or space grey, the new iPad will be available to order starting on Friday, 24th of March.
You now have more options than ever to personalise your Apple Watch with this new line-up of watch bands. Our favourites are the multi-coloured woven nylon bands, which look fun and fresh with their eye-catching colour combos. Additionally, the super comfortable and lightweight perforated Nike+ bands are no longer exclusive to the Apple Watch Nike+. They can now be purchased separately in 3 different colourways – if you work out a lot, get it, it’s worth it.
The Apple Watch Hermes also gets 4 brand new bands, varying in styles and leather types.
All new watch bands can be ordered now on the Apple website. Alternatively, you can get them at select Apple stores and Apple Authorised Resellers later this March.
Last but not least, Apple has introduced a new app called Clips. Clips allows you to create and share short clips with voice-over, captions, and other fun effects. You can share them with friends and family via Messages, or on social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Youtube. The app will be released for free at the beginning of April.