People with small hands or pockets rejoice! Apple just updated its 4-inch iPhone, now called the iPhone SE, with many of the same specs as the iPhone 6s.
The new iPhone SE looks almost exactly like the iPhone 5s, but has the A9 processor, NFC chip and improved camera of the iPhone 6s. That means Hey Siri, Apple Pay and 4K videos are coming to the smallest phone Apple sells. iPhone 5s owners won’t even have to buy new cases.
The iPhone SE goes up for preorder on Wednesday and ships March 31. It is $399 for the 16GB model and $499 for 64GB, but users can also buy it through the iPhone Update Program starting at $17 per month.
A new iPad Pro was also introduced. And just like the iPhone, it’s smaller.
Announcing the device, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller noted that the majority of people buying an iPad Pro so far are coming to the device from Windows PCs. More than 600 million PCs in use are over 5 years old, he noted.
“This is really sad. It really is,” he said. “These people could really use an iPad Pro.”
The new device is the same size as the current iPad Air, but has many of the same features of the larger iPad Pro introduced last year, as well as some new ones. The iPad Pro supports the Apple Pencil, a new Smart Keyboard and the A9X processor.
But it also has a “True Tone” display using four-channel ambient light sensors to match the color temperature of the light in the room. Its display also has a lower reflectivity to make it easier to see what you’re working on in bright light.
The new iPad Pro is available for preorder on March 24 and will ship March 31 as well. It starts at $599 for the 32GB model and goes up to $899 for a new 256GB model, the first iOS device with that much storage. The larger iPad Pro is also available in a 256GB model now.
The iPad Air 2 isn’t going away, but it is getting a price drop, now starting at $399.
Apple also announced that iOS 9.3 is coming out today, bringing features like Night Shift and an improved Apple News feed to all iOS devices. Apple TV owners are also getting an upgrade to tvOS 9.2 with better voice dictation and app folders.
Apple announced a price drop for its first generation smartwatch. Users will be able to spend the money they saved on the new watch bands Apple introduced today. The Apple Watch now starts at $299, and there are new woven nylon bands available, along with a black Milanese loop and more leather colors.