苹果2016春季发布会 iPhoneSE等新品问世

时间:2016-03-28 10:49:00  / 编辑:Abby
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  Apple Announces the Return of a Smaller iPhone

  The technology company Apple announced a new,smaller sized iPhone on Monday at a press event inCupertino, California.

  iPhone SE

  Apple head Tim Cook said customers had asked that the company continue making four-inchproducts. He said the new iPhone SE, satisfies that demand. It is the same size as the iPhone 5and 5s. But, the SE includes the better hardware of the most recent iPhone, the 6s.

  And, Apple is offering the iPhone SE for a lower price. An iPhone SE with 16 GB of storage willcost around $400. One with 64 GB will be about $100 more.

  The iPhone SE shares the same design and materials as the 5 and 5s. However, the new modeladds a color choice: rose gold.

  iPad Pro

  Last fall Apple introduced the iPad Pro, its largest iPad ever. At 12.9 inches, or 32.766 cm, theiPad Pro screen is as big as that of some laptop computers.

  At the event on Monday, Apple announced a smaller version of the iPad Pro, with a screenmeasuring 9.7 inches, or 24.638 cm. That is the size of the original iPad screen.

  The iPad Pro is designed for possible use as a laptop computer. The device has powerfulhardware and storage capacity up to 256 GB. This iPad Pro works with Apple's stylus, calledthe Pencil. It also works with the so-called Smart Keyboard, which also serves as a cover.

  The screen of the iPad Pro has been improved to make it easier to read in bright light, such assunlight. The cameras are also more powerful, both front and back, to take better photos.

  The iPad Pro will cost between $579 and a little over $1000.

  iOS 9.3

  iOS, the operating system for the iPhone and iPad, received an update this week to version 9.3.New features include the ability to protect Notes using a password or your fingerprint.

  Apple also introduced Night Shift, a mode that changes the brightness of the screen based onthe time of day and location of the device. Night Shift reduces the amount of blue light that thescreen displays at night, as blue light has been shown to interfere with sleep.

  Apple Watch News

  Apple is making getting an Apple Watch a bit easier by cutting the price. The price of the leastexpensive Watch has been reduced by about $50 to $299.

  Apple TV

  The latest model of Apple TV also got an update. Now, it includes folders to organize apps,such as entertainment, games and news. And, Apple's voice assistant Siri can search for amovie or enter passwords.

  The Environment

  The company also reported on its sustainability efforts to use 100% renewable energy at all ofits facilities. Currently, Apple says it uses renewable energy at 93% of its facilities.

  Other Apple News

  There was a major twist in the fight between Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.The FBI had sought legal action to force Apple to help unlock an iPhone. Investigators wereseeking information connected to the deadly terror attack in San Bernardino late last year.

  This week, the FBI told a court investigators might not need Apple's help anymore. The agencysaid it thinks it has found another way to access the phone.

  I'm Mario Ritter.

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