Apple March 21 Event Round-Up: More About Apple Watch, Apple TV, iPhone SE Announcements
Did you miss the Apple March 21 event? No worries! We will try our best to update you about each and every major happening that took place at the event. Other than this round-up post, you can also check individual updates on our site related to Apple Watch, Apple TV and iPhone SE. We will keep you updated about the same in coming days.Advertisement
Now let us have a look at the major announcements made at the Apple March 21 Event. At the event, Apple announced new band colors and material for the smartwatch. The company also gave a valid reason for the same. Tim Cook said, “About a third of Apple Watch wearers regularly change bands.” So a variety of bands makes sense. The Apple Watch with immediate effect will now start at $299. Let us now move on to Apple TV.
The CEO, Tim Cook before making any announcement for Apple TV said, “The future of TV is apps, and we have over 5000 apps in the Apple TV app store. We had the largest sales ever for Apple TV after the launch of the new model. People are loving the new Apple TV with the App Store and Siri Remote.” He then added, on Apple TV you can now:
- With HBO Now, you can watch the latest HBO shows from wherever you are and whenever you want to
- Two NCAA games can be watched simultaneously
- Apps like Solar Walk 2, GrubHub, Fitness Apps and more games have been added
- Movies and TV shows can now be searched through popular apps
- More features like dictation, folder support, Siri for the App Store, Live Photos support are coming in tvOS 9.2
All of the above features and changes listed above are available on Apple TV starting today. Greg Joswiak, Vice President, Apple then took the stage to announce a new 4-inch iPhone. Why is Apple still not letting go the 4-inch phones? Here is what the VP told the audience,
“Most of our customers love larger iPhones, but today we’d like to talk about smaller iPhones. We sold 30 million 4-inch iPhones in 2015. Why do people buy them? First, some people love smaller phones. Second, a lot of these customers are new to iPhone. In countries like China, the majority of 4-inch buyers are buying their first phone. People have asked us: please keep 4-inch products in your lineup.” So with a proper background, iPhone SE was announced.
Andrew Cunningham, an Ars Technica Reporter who was present at the event said that the phone looks “just like a 5S with a couple tweaks.” This phone is packed with A9 as well as M9, the CPU speed of this device is double than that of 5S and 3X faster than its GPU speed. Good News! Apple has improved the battery life of iPhones with iPhone SE. The company has also fixed a 12MP iSight Camera into the phone. The camera can also capture 4K video and update 2 “4K streams simultaneously with iMovie.” For detailed reports about each and every announcement made at the Apple March 21 Event, keep watching this space.
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