Apple Launches Updated iPad and Red iPhone 7
Apple has quietly released some hardware updates to their iPhone and iPad lineup, including a red color iPhone 7 and a lower-end iPad model.
The new iPad is an updated 9.7″ screen model and aims to be the new entry-level iPad in the product lineup. Officially labeled “iPad (5th generation)”, it features an A9 processor, and is slightly heavier and thicker than the iPad Air 2 it replaced. Unlike the 9.7″ iPad Pro, the 9.7″ iPad 5th generation model does not support the Apple Pencil or Smart Keyboard, but is available at a lower price point of $329 for 32GB and $429 for 128GB capacity.
The red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are special edition “(PRODUCT) RED” models, and aside from the pleasant color and higher price – a portion of the cost goes to the PRODUCT RED HIV/AIDS fund – the devices are otherwise the same as the existing model iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models. The (PRODUCT)RED version of iPhone 7 starts at $749, and the RED iPhone 7 Plus starts at $869.
Additionally, the iPhone SE got a storage bump to 32GB and 128GB capacities for $399 and $499 respectively, and the iPad Mini 4 is now only available as a 128GB model for $399.
Separately, Apple also released some new Apple Watch bands in a variety of colors and color combinations, and various new color options for official Apple iPhone cases.