A Guide to Apple’s Newest Products

It’s that time of year again. Apple has unveiled the latest additions to its line of must-have products, and the message is loud and clear: Think smaller.

The stars of the show are the new the 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPhone iPad Pro, downsized versions of the previous models. Minor changes were made to other products in the lineup including Apple Watch and Apple TV. Let’s take a look at some of the updates.

iPhone SE

iPhone SE from Apple for international shipping
Image: Gizmodo

If this design is giving you major deja vu, it’s because it’s very similar to Apple’s previous iPhone 5 model. Apple has recognized that not everyone thinks bigger is better so the iPhone SE is designed for those of you who favor the feel of a smaller phone. It’s a powerful 4-inch phone with the same A9 chip used in the iPhone 6S, meaning it’s going to be fast. It also comes with a 12-megapixel camera that takes 4K video. Bonus feature: The display doubles as a flash for the front-facing HD camera so no more dark selfies!

Discounts on older models. The Apple 5S was taken off the Apple website this week so it’s likely that the model will be discontinued, and a drop in price will probably follow. Keep your eye out for that on sites like eBay where you can find a range of low prices across the iPhone 5 models right now.

Here’s how the new starting SE price compares to current models across the board on Apple UK’s website.

Compare prices of iPhone models
Prices from Apple UK

Price: Starts at £359.00 for 16GB. Price increases with storage options.

You can order the 9.7-inch iPad from Apple UK starting March 24.

9.7-inch iPad Pro

Gold iPad Pro 9.7 inch new
Image: Apple

The stark difference with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is that it’s smaller than the previously released 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The newest version is comparable to the iPad Air 2 in terms of weight and size, but the screen is similar to the larger Pro. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro also boasts a similar four speaker system and A9X processor as the 12.9-inch model. To accompany the new iPad, Apple is releasing a smaller Smart Keyboard, and the Apple Pencil will, of course, be compatible.

Discount on older models. This is a great time to get your hands on older iPad models at lower prices. Apple announced that the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini will now start at $399 and $269, respectively. Prices are also expected to drop on sites like eBay where you can find lower prices across various iPad models.

Here’s how the pricing of the newer iPad compares to current models on the Apple UK website.

Prices from Apple UK
Prices from Apple UK

Price: Starts at £499.00 for 32GB. Price increases with storage and connectivity options.

You can order the 9.7-inch iPad from Apple UK starting March 24.

Apple Watch

New Apple Watch Band
Image: Apple

There were few updates to the world’s number one selling smartwatch. More customization options are now available to the Apple Watch with sport and leather bands in new colors as well as a new band in woven nylon material.

An exciting change is the price point, now starting at $299. This means other places online will start to drop prices too. Save money and head to eBay to find current models and accessories at discounted prices.

Check out this sample of how Apple Watch savings compare when buying from Apple UK vs. buying from Ebay.

Compare Apple Watch Prices with Ebay

Find the Apple Watch on Ebay UK here. Find the Apple Watch Sport on Ebay here.

Keep in mind that prices always fluctuate, so check frequently for amazing deals!

Apple TV

Apple TV Updates OS
Image: Apple

There are no updates to the Apple TV hardware, but there are some changes to the OS that will make life a little easier. It now allows you to search for a show and input text such as a password or username using just your voice. Another feature is that you can group multiple applications into one folder for better organization. With over 5,000 apps now available for Apple TV, this feature is especially needed.

Shopping from Ebay is a great option if you’re looking to save some money on the newer and older Apple TV models. Take a look at this sample of savings below.

Apple TV Ebay vs Apple

Find the Apple TV 4th Generation from Ebay UK here. Find the Apple TV 3rd Generation from Ebay UK here.

Buy the latest version of Apple TV from Apple UK.

Use Borderlinx to get the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad

You can get these Apple products without the price markup of buying locally. Here’s how to ship with Borderlinx and save money on Apple merchandise:

  • Sign up for an account on Borderlinx.com and receive free virtual shipping addresses from around the world.
  • Shop at the Apple store or other retailers offering Apple products.
  • Enter your Borderlinx shipping address at checkout instead of your home address, and submit your order.
  • We’ll let you know when your package is delivered to our distribution facility.
  • Let us know when you want your packages shipped from our warehouse, and we’ll forward them to you.
  • In 2 to 5 days, your packages will be at your doorstep.

Sources: Ars Technica, The Verge, Gizmodo

Feature image: Apple UK

 

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