San Francisco: As widely expected, Apple Inc. launched what has been pegged as its cheapest iPhone ever. The iPhone SE is smaller and more powerful and is targeted at emerging markets like India and China.
While the 64 GB version will come at $499, the 16 GB model will cost $399.
Key details about the iPhone SE:
• An A9 processor.
• The same GPU performance as the iPhone 6s.
• The design is blockier than its larger siblings.
• A 12MP iSight camera.
• It can capture 4K video.
• NFC radio build it.
• Faster LTE with more bands.
• 64GB will start at $499.
As powerful as iPhone 6S, it has a 64-bit A9 processor and the M9 motion co-processor and will be available in sleek rose gold colour, the company announced as its special “spring lineup” at the packed auditorium at its Cupertino, California-based headquarters.
The iPhone SE will be available in 100 countries including India by the end of May and will go on full sale on March 31.
The company also dropped the price of it Apple Watch to $299 (Rs.19,295).
Last year, Apple sold 30 million 4-inch iPhones.
Along with the Apple iPhone SE, Apple also launched an ultimate "PC replacement", iPad Pro, which is a 9.7-inch device . It will go on sale in select countries from March 31, and will be launched in India sometime in early April. The new iPad Pro is available in three storage variants. The 32GB variant is priced at $ 599 (approximately Rs 39,800), 128GB variant is priced at $749 (approximately Rs 49,800), and the 256GB variant costs at $899 (Rs 59,800 approximately).
(With inputs from IANS)