The Apple iPhone SE & the 9.7-inch iPad Pro-Newest Kids on the Block


Merry Christmas everybody! Well, Christmas definitely came early this year with the coinciding launch of 2 worthy products coming right out of the extensive repertoire of Apple, which is simply the most recognizable symbol on the globe. Apple has officially launched the iPhone SE and the highly anticipated 9.7-inch iPad Pro in the country and we’re all more than thrilled.

As always, these products can be availed through the official company website or through the many certified retail partners functioning in an offline manner.

 Money Money Money!

First things first, let’s talk money! Well, the iPhone SE can be bought in 2 variants – the 32 GB variant costs around 39,000 INR and the 64 GB comes at a not so shy price of 49,000 INR.

The iPad Pro comes in a total of three variants – 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. Moreover, it comes in 2 models for each variant – Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + Cellular models.

Wi-Fi Only Model:

  1. 32 GB – 49,000 INR
  2. 128 GB – 61,900 INR
  3. 256 GB – 73,900 INR

Wi-Fi + Cellular:

  1. 32 GB – 61,900 INR
  2. 128 GB – 73,900 INR
  3. 256 GB – 85,900 INR

iPhone SE Sneak-Peek

iPhone SE

iPhone SE

Coming equipped with an impressive 4-inch IPS LCD display with is LED-backlit, the Apple iPhone SE supports resolution of up to 640×1136 pixels. Powered by the ultra-fast and smooth Apple A9 chipset, the phone will surely satiate your multi-tasking and robust needs. Furthermore, for all the tech aficionados out there, the chipset also comes with a M9 motion enabled co-processor.

What’s even more impressive is the availability of a high powered 12 MP rear camera which is complemented by the 1.2 MP front camera along with Touch ID. Running on the latest Apple iOS, it comes in highly attractive colours which include the likes of Gold, Gray, Silver and Rose Gold.

iPhone SE Pros:

  • Geo-tagging enabled
  • Simultaneous 8 MP image and 4k video recording
  • Touch focus enabled
  • Face and smile detection
  • HDR (Panorama and photo
  • Latest iOS
  • Dedicated mic
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Document, audio, video and photo editor
  • Siri service

9.7-inch iPad Pro Sneak Peek

iPad Pro

iPad Pro

Coming with a big screen of 9.7 inches, this one’s definitely an upgrade on the previous iPad edition – the Apple iPad Air 2. Supporting a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels and an impressive pixel density number of 246 ppi, the new and improved iPad Pro is essentially 25% brighter than its predecessor.

Its biggest USP is the inclusion of the advanced True Tone technology which makes the screen all the more eye-friendly and healthy with the change of surrounding conditions by keeping a constant track of the ambient light temperature and the overall brightness.

9.7-inch iPad Pro Pros:

  • Comes with the Apple pencil (stylus)
  • Siri service
  • Audio, video, document and photo editor
  • Geo tagging enabled
  • Simultaneous 8 MP image and 4k video recording
  • Face and smile detection
  • Stereo speakers (4 in total)
  • True tone display
  • Scratch resistant glass with oleophobic coating
  • Large battery backup

The Second Apple Wave

The launch of these 2 products in India forms the second wave of the overall worldwide launch, first one targeting no less than 13 countries which included UK, USA, Canada, France, China, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Germany, Puerto Rico, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand and the US Virgin Islands.

The second wave includes over 47 other countries barring India, which includes some big names like Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Oreland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, Thailand and UAE. Also, it is worth mentioning that the official Apple distributors of these 2 new products in the country are Redington India and Beetel Teletech Limited.

Apple iPhone SE Specifications


  • Technology – GSM/ HSPA/ CDMA/ LTE/ EVDO
  • SIM – Nano SIM


  • Dimensions – 12.38 x 5.86 x 0.76 cm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight – 113 grams


  • Type – Capacitive touch-screen, LED-backlit IPS LCD Display, 16M colours, Multi-touch enabled
  • Resolution – 640 x 1136 pixels (Approx 326 ppi pixel density)
  • Size – 4 inches


  • OS – iOS 9.3
  • Chipset – Apple A9 Chipset
  • CPU – Dual core 1.84 GHz Twister
  • GPU – PowerVR GT7600 (Six-core graphics)


  • Internal – 32/64 GB
  • RAM – 2 GB RAM


  • Primary – 12 MP

Primary Camera Features – Dual LED flash, phase detection auto-focus enabled

  • Secondary – 1.2 MP

Secondary Camera Features – HDR enabled, Face detection, FaceTime accessibility

  • Video – 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps


  • WLAN – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
  • Bluetooth – v4.2, A2DP, LE
  • USB – v2.0, reversible connector


  • Sensors enabled – Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


  • Status – Non-removable battery
  • Battery Specs – Li-Po 1624 mAh battery (6.21 Wh)
  • Stand-by – Up to 240 hours on 2G / Up to 240 hours on 3G
  • Talk time – Up to 14 hours on 3G
  • Music Play – Up to 50 hours

9.7-inch iPad Pro Specifications



  • Dimensions – 24 x 16.95 x 0.61 cm (9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)
  • Weight – 437 g (Wi-Fi) / 444 g (LTE)


  • Type – Capacitive touch-screen, LED-backlit IPS LCD display, 16M colours, Multi-touch enabled
  • Resolution – 1536×2048 pixels (Approx 264 ppi pixel density)
  • Size – 9.7 inches


  • OS – iOS 9.3
  • Chipset – Apple A9X Chipset
  • CPU – Dual core 2.16 GHz (Twister)
  • GPU – PowerVR Series 7 (12-core graphics)


  • Internal – 32/128/256 GB
  • RAM – 2 GB RAM


  • Primary – 12 MP: Primary Camera Features – Dual LED flash, Phase detection autofocus enabled
  • Secondary – 5 MP: Secondary Camera Features – Face detection, HDR, Panorama enabled
  • Video – 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps


  • WLAN – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot, dual-band
  • Bluetooth – v4.2, A2DP, EDR
  • USB – v2.0, reversible connector
  • GPS – A-GPS, GLONASS (Valid for Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)


  • Sensors Enabled – Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer


  • Status – Non removable battery
  • Battery Specs – Li-Ion battery (27.9 Wh)
  • Talk time – Up to 10 hours with multimedia


The iPhone SE which is short for Special Edition will certainly live up to its billing. Though it is miniature in size, but it packs a huge punch thanks to its uniqueness and standout factors like the widely improved battery life, the crystal clear video displays, eccentric colours and a lot more.

If you own an iPad which belongs to the older versions than the iPad Air 2, the iPad Pro is a massive upgrade and worth every penny. However, if you already own an iPad Air 2 and you can make good use of the Apple pencil, then you won’t be disappointed.



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