Apple’s new product announcements

Because I’m holidaying in South Beach at the moment, I was more interested in enjoying the sun than catching every detail of today’s product announcements from Apple.

I did, however, follow the event On my iPhone, via the live feed provided by The Verge. And it didn’t disappoint! Finally: new Apple Watch bands!! Just kidding. They’re nice, but I was mainly interested in the new iPad Pro.

It looks like all of the rumours came to pass – it’s a 9.7 inch iPad Pro, works with Apple Pencil and has quad speakers. It has a powerful chip and some (not really predicted) interesting screen technology. In addition, it comes in a 256GB flavour, which got me very excited. All my mobile devices are chock-a-block with media (films, TV shows, podcasts, comics, magazines), so extra space is always welcome.

I honestly need to do a bit more research, but I think it’s probable that I’ll place an order for a 256GB model with wifi and cellular on March 24th. I’ll also “need” an Apple Pencil and the smart keyboard. But I’ll only buy the latter if they have a UK model. Can’t be doing with using a foreign keyboard some of the time and a UK one on my MacBook and my iMac. Experience has shown my brain is in sufficiently plastic to deal with that kind of nonsense.

As for the new iPhone SE? Meh. I’m not sure I could go back to such a small screen after my iPhone 6s Plus! Right now I find @FrankDJS‘s iPhone 6S dinky when I have to pick it up. A 4-inch screen would be beyond me.

And now, back to the sun!

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