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Important iPhone and iPad Changes You Need to Know

Let’s face it, Apple runs our lives. Every new phone, iPad, watch or laptop they announce, we consider purchasing depending upon the models of said items we currently have.

For the past few weeks, there were rumors a new iPhone would be hitting the market, and today we were introduced to the iPhone SE. There’s no word on what those two letters stand for, but it’s basically the size of the iPhone 5s and consists of 6s features. There’s a 4-inch Retina display, a 12-megapixel camera and the same A9 processor as the 6s. It also comes in the same four colors as the recent iPhones.

The price point is $399 for 16GB (with no contract) and $499 for 64GB. It will be available for pre-order on March 24 and shipping will begin March 31.

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There’s a new 9.7-inch iPad on the market to follow up last year’s iPad Pro. This basically has the same features as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but in a smaller package.

Prices start at $599 for 32GB, $749 for 128 GB and $900 for 256 GB. It will be available for pre-order and shipping on the same dates as the iPhone SE.

Changes and updates to the OS were also announced. Today, iOS 9.3 became available and it comes with a new feature called Night Shift, which automatically shifts your iPhone’s display color to the warmer end of the spectrum after sunset in your location. This could possibly help you sleep better because it decreases your exposure to blue light before you go to sleep.

You can now protect your notes with Touch ID as well.

For you Netflix and Apple TV lovers, you can now use Siri to dictate usernames and passwords in apps and search the Apple Store.

Apple also announced a new platform called CareKit. It makes it easier to monitor your to-do lists when it comes to your health such as taking daily medication and checking blood pressure.

If you own an Apple Watch or thought about purchasing one, there is now a new band style: woven nylon. The price was also lowered from $349 to $299.

Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.