Apple’s long-awaited red iPhone 7 is finally here. Additionally, you can now purchase a 9.7-inch iPad starting at just $329. Here’s a look back at a very busy week in technology.
Trending, March 19-25, 2017
New products launched
Spring Blooms at Apple With New Products
On Tuesday, March 21, Apple introduced new goodies for spring, including a new budget iPad, (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7, and colorful new Apple Watch bands.
Simply called iPad, the new 9.7-inch tablet is nearly identical to the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, but with fewer features and a lower price.
Available with 32GB ($329) and 128GB ($429), the iPad includes an A9/M9 chip. It’s not compatible with Apple Pencil or the Smart Keyboard.
(PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus
The newest iPhone 7 comes with 128GB and 256GB starting at $749 (US). The special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone joins iPhone 7 finishes in jet black, black, silver, gold and rose gold.
Lots of new Apple Watch bands
In total, Apple unveiled 19 new bands for its wearable product, including new models in the Sport, Woven Nylon, Classic Buckle, and Hermés line. You can also buy Nike+ bands separately for the first time. In doing so, however, the company limited the band options that come with new Apple Watch purchases. The only choices, at least for now, to buy a new Apple Watch with a Sport Band or Milanese Loop.
For more about this week’s new product releases, see:
New Apple products weren’t the only things making news on the tech front during the past seven days, as these highlights show:
Around the App Store
Cupertino to launch new media app
It's Called Clips
In April, Apple plans on releasing a new media app called Clips. The app allows you to combine video clips, photos, and music into videos to share with friends through the Message app, or on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and other popular social networks.
The universal Clips App will be a free download when it arrives on the App Store next month. Apple has published a special Clips page on the company’s website for more information.
Meanwhile, Apple acquired powerful iOS automation app, Workflow.
Here are some other app-related articles from the past week:
- How to Deal With Chatty Group Messages on iPhone
- How to React to Messages and Mention Friends in Facebook Messenger
- How to ’Group FaceTime’ With Friends in iMessage Using the Fam App
Accessorize your new iPhone
Did you get a new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone this weekend? It’s now time to get a new case or other accessory for your handset:
- Casetify Introduces a New Case Line Specifically for the Newest iPhone
- iPhone 7 Cases For Every Type of Person
- iPhone Photography AccessoriesTo Take Your Images To The Next Level
Be sure to visit GearAdvice for the latest accessory news, reviews, and deals.
Could this finally be the week that Apple releases iOS 10.3 to the public? Stay tuned.