Apple Announces the Return of a Smaller iPhone
The technology company Apple announced a new, smaller sized iPhone on Monday at a press event in Cupertino, California.
Apple head Tim Cook said customers had asked that the company continue making four-inch products. He said the new iPhone SE, satisfies that demand. It is the same size as the iPhone 5 and 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 will cost 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 model adds a color choice: rose gold.
Last fall Apple introduced the iPad Pro, its largest iPad ever. At 12.9 inches, or 32.766 cm, the iPad 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 screen measuring 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 powerful hardware and storage capacity up to 256 GB. This iPad Pro works with Apple's stylus, called the 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 as sunlight. 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, 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 on the time of day and location of the device. Night Shift reduces the amount of blue light that the screen 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 least expensive Watch has been reduced by about $50 to $299.
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 a movie or enter passwords.
The company also reported on its sustainability efforts to use 100% renewable energy at all of its 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 were seeking 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 agency said it thinks it has found another way to access the phone.
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苹果发布重回经典的iPhone SE及缩小版iPad Pro
苹果公司负责人库克表示，消费者要求继续生产4英寸的手机产品 。他说这款新的iPhone SE正是为响应消费者的这一需求 。此款手机尺寸与iPhone 5 及5s相同 。但其功能配置却与6s无异 。
此外，iPhone SE 的价格相对低廉 。一部16GB内存的iPhone SE的售价为400美元左右，64GB内存的手机比前者贵100多美元 。
这款iPhone SE的设计和材质与iPhone5以及iPhone5s相同 。但是，这款新式手机还新增了一种颜色：玫瑰金 。
周一的发布会上，苹果公司还发布了缩小版的iPad Pro，屏幕尺寸为9.7英寸（约24.638厘米） 。这是iPad屏幕的最初尺寸 。
iPad Pro是为了笔记本电脑而设计的 。这款平板拥有强大的配置和256GB的存储容量 。这款iPad Pro兼容苹果公司的触控笔，还支持智能键盘，而且键盘还可以当外壳使用 。
这款iPad Pro的屏幕进行了升级，可以在阳光等强烈的光线下进行阅读 。摄像头也进行了改装，前置与后置摄像头的分辨率都很高 。
这款iPad Pro售价在579美元到1000美元之间 。
苹果还新推出夜间模式，该模式会根据设备所处的时间和地点来自动改变屏幕的亮度 。夜间模式减少了屏幕在夜间显示时的蓝光，因为蓝光会影响睡眠 。
为了刺激Apple Watch的销量，苹果开始推行降价销售。最低廉的Apple Watch的价格为50-299美元 。
Apple TV也更新换代了。最新款支持文件夹模式，可以管理娱乐、游戏和新闻等应用程序 。此外，苹果的语言助手Siri支持电影搜索或密码输入 。
就在本周，联邦调查局对法院表示，可能不需要苹果解锁了 。调查局称，我们已经找到了另一种方式来解密这台手机 。