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Apple Strikes Again: Cheaper IPhone And Smaller IPad

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If you are an Apple fan then you are aware of the recent updates; Yes Apple strikes again with a cheaper iPhone - iPhone SE, smaller iPad and new Apple Watches bands. Not just that they also are concerned with your health hence, the company released CareKit. Check out what the company did to both satisfy their current customers and also attract other customers to their products.  

4 -inch IPhone SE

Because some people “simply love smaller phones”, Apple launched a new 4- inch IPhone SE combining IPhone 6 and 6S features in one phone. IPhone SE has an A9 processor and  12- megapixel rear camera, however, it belongs to the previous generation of smaller phones. Apple is encouraging their IPhone 5 users to upgrade to IPhone SE stating that it has faster LTE and Wi-Fi speeds, better battery life, and support for Apple Pay with NFC.  Apple IPhone SE 16GB model is $399 and 64GB model is $499.

9.7- inch IPad Pro

Apple has downscaled their 12.7 inches IPad Pro to 9.7-inch version that comes with the same four speakers and Apple pencil Stylus support. IPad Pro weighs in under one pound. IPad pro comes in different colors silver, gold, space grey, and rose gold. Pricing starts at $599 for the 32GB version but is also offered at $749 for 128GB and a 256GB model for $899.

Apple Watch New Band

Although it’s not new but, at least, it cheaper. Apple produced what they called “spring lineup” of new bands for Apple Watches. The formerly $349 Apple Watch will now start at $299. It comes with new colors for its sport and leather bands, a "space black" version of its classy metal milanese loop, and a new band model made of four-layer woven nylon.

The company will start taking pre-orders on March 24th and the device will be available in the market March 31st.

Develop Your Own Health App by CareKit

Looking at the success of ResearchKit, Apple announces the launch of its CareKit which is a framework to build apps that empower people to take a more active role in their care. It is a new open source software that allows users develop their own health apps, with a similar design to ResearchKit. CareKit is another way that Apple is getting more involved in healthcare and medical research. Six partner medical organizations, including John Hopkins University and Stanford Medicine, can create apps to help patients monitor their symptoms and care with their doctor. They can record, track and compare their symptoms with their doctors and then the physicians can create a list of care instructions that are adjusted based on the CareKit information.

Aside from the product launching, Apple announced that they reached their goal of using 100% renewable energy to power their operations in the United States as well as their stores and offices in China.


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