Saturday 3 December 2016

iPhone SE: Apple launches €499 four-inch phone set for May release

Published 21/03/2016 | 18:30

iPhone SE
iPhone SE

Apple has launched a new four-inch iPhone called the SE which will retail at €499.

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The new phone has been slated for a May release with orders being taken from this week onward.

iPhone SE
iPhone SE

The iPhone SE, which was presented a special event in California today, will come with a starting price of €499 for the 16GB model.

While some may be confused as to why Apple is bucking a trend of growing screen sizes, the company pointed out that it sold 30 million four-inch devices in 2015.

The new iPhone SE will come with an A9 processing chip, making it as fast as the iPhone 6S and double the speed of the iPhone 5S.

As well as a new phone the Cupertino firm also announced a new 9.7 inch iPad Pro that comes with the firm's fastest mobile chip, the A9X.

The tech giant has updated its iOS operating system too.

On iOS 9.3 Apple devices will be able to switch the type of light being emitted from the displays to a more calming blue light.

Apple says this will help its users sleep better if they user their devices before going to bed.

The company also launched a new line of straps for the Apple Watch.

The full European pricing is:

iPhone SE 16GB €499

iPhone SE 32GB €599

iPad Pro 9.7in 32GB €699

iPad Pro 9.7in 128GB €879

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