Should you buy the iPhone SE and smaller iPad Pro?

iPhone Life Magazine - - Is The Iphone Se For You? -

pple's 4-inch iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad had seem­ingly been left be­hind by mar­ket trends, and many peo­ple won­dered if Ap­ple might dis­con­tinue them. Yet here they are in new in­car­na­tions — and both are ap­peal­ing op­tions for would-be buy­ers. I was ex­pect­ing to be un­der­whelmed by the iPhone SE and new iPad Pro, and in­stead came away im­pressed.

The good news is that the iPhone SE is es­sen­tially an iPhone 6s, but in a more com­pact form. And the price is low: free with a two-year con­tract, $399 if you buy the 16 GB model out­right, and $17 per month if you make pay­ments. No one was ex­pect­ing the iPhone SE to come in at such a low price.

Ap­ple said that a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of cus­tomers had been ask­ing for a new, more pow­er­ful four-inch phone. Un­til the SE, if you pre­ferred the smaller size, you had to go back two gen­er­a­tions to the iPhone 5s. To get state-of-the-art tech­nol­ogy, you had to buy a larger phone. The same is true of Ap­ple's com­peti­tors: if you pre­fer the smaller size, you get a lesser phone in all re­spects.

The iPhone SE in­cludes the A9 and M9 pro­ces­sors, which dou­ble the speed and triple the graph­ics speed com­pared to the iPhone 5s. The SE in­cludes the same 12-megapixel cam­era as the iPhone 6s, with True Tone Flash, Live Photos, and the abil­ity to cap­ture 4K video and edit two video streams at the same time us­ing iMovie. It also in­cludes hands-free “Hey Siri” when not con­nected to a power source. Wire­less has also been up­graded, with more LTE bands and faster LTE and Wi-Fi. It in­cludes an NFC chip for Ap­ple Pay. It has most every­thing the iPhone 6s has ex­cept for 3D Touch. A

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