2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:09
On Monday, March 21, a long-awaited event took place in Cupertino, at which the iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro were presented - devices that in many ways resemble the already familiar "Apple" gadgets, but they have a number of their own characteristics. For example, the tablet has a reduced screen size, a new True Tone display and an exclusive rose gold body, and the iPhone SE boasts an A9 processor, 12 MP camera and Live Photos support.
Pre-orders for the iPhone SE and iPad Pro will not begin until March 24, but the journalists invited to the event had the opportunity to personally test the devices, which they did with great pleasure.
Check out the first video reviews of the new iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro from well-known tech publications.
According to The Verge, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro “looks like an iPad Air 2,” but is just as powerful as you'd expect from a smaller professional iPad.
CNET called the new tablet "the best Apple iPad ever." The characteristics of the iPad Pro and a number of several features make it a must-buy.
Mashable stated that the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the most powerful iPad this size has ever seen.
John Rettinger of TechnoBuffalo put it amusingly: "Apple has released a new iPad Air … uh … iPad Pro." Notably, the Pro will cost users $ 100 more than the latest iPad Air of the same size.
PCMag experts noted that the new tablet resembles the iPad Air in appearance and overall experience, but in technical specifications it is closer to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Slashgear reporters agree with their colleagues at PCMag. According to them, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro "took over some of the features from its older brother," such as the Apple Pencil stylus and the removable Smart Keyboard.
So, the experts agree that the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is similar in shape and size to the iPad Air, but much more powerful. Since the novelty fits into the line of medium-sized tablets, the price should be appropriate, journalists are sure. Note that the device will cost $ 599 - $ 100 more expensive than the iPad Air.
As for the iPhone SE, The Verge called it "almost identical" to the older 4-inch iPhone. Nevertheless, in terms of technical characteristics, the new product is much closer to the iPhone 6s.
Slashgear reporters said the smartphone gave them a “déjà vu” feeling due to the similarities to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. Despite this, in terms of power, the new product significantly surpasses them. The performance of the iPhone SE is not inferior to phablets, however, unlike them, it can be carried in your pocket.
"The iPhone SE brings together everything we love about the iPhone 6s and fits into an iPhone 5s-like body," said Engadget. In their opinion, the smartphone will appeal to people with small palms, since it is powerful enough, but at the same time compact.
"What Apple did was take the internals of the iPhone 6s and squeeze them into a 4-inch device," TechnoBuffalo said. This means that the old iPhone 5s looks cool again, and they can safely be passed off as a new product until it comes to benchmarks.
Mashable described the gadget as "a 5s body with 6s insides." It is difficult to come up with a much more precise definition.
According to PCMag experts, the iPhone SE is "the smallest high-end powerful smartphone on the market."
CNNMoney noted that externally, the difference between the iPhone SE and other 4-inch iPhones is only in the rounded edges, but the main difference is hidden inside.
If you show someone the iPhone SE, he is unlikely to guess that this is not an iPhone 5s, but the novelty is a completely updated smartphone, according to CNET journalists. "With an A9 processor, 12-megapixel camera and Live Photos support, the 4-inch iPhone is an amazing device," CNET said.
From all of the above, we can conclude that the iPhone SE is an iPhone 5s with iPhone 6s hardware. The disadvantage of the novelty is the lack of 3D Touch. The cost of the device is $ 399, which is significantly lower than the price of the iPhone 6s ($ 649).
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