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Living with the new iPhone SE and iPad Pro: A Twitter diary

The new iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro don't hit store shelves until March 31. In the meantime, CNET's Scott Stein is live-tweeting his experience with both products.

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I started with CNET reviewing laptops in 2009. Now I explore wearable tech, VR/AR, tablets, gaming and future/emerging trends in our changing world. Other obsessions include magic, immersive theater, puzzles, board games, cooking, improv and the New York Jets. My background includes an MFA in theater which I apply to thinking about immersive experiences of the future.
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  • Nearly 20 years writing about tech, and over a decade reviewing wearable tech, VR, and AR products and apps
Scott Stein

Yesterday, Apple went small. The company announced tinier versions of its flagship products in the form of the iPhone SE (basically, an iPhone 6S with a smaller 4-inch screen) and the new iPad Pro (like 2015's Pro, but with a 9.7-inch screen instead of its predecessor's 12.9-inch display).

Both products will be available on March 31. Usually, we get high-profile products a few days ahead of time "under embargo" -- meaning we can't report on any experiences or impressions until a specific time in the future (usually, the following Tuesday). This time? No coverage restrictions.

Formal reviews will follow soon. But in the meantime, I'm taking to Twitter to give my experience with both in real-time.

Leave them here in the comments or direct-message me on Twitter at @jetscott, and I'll do my best to answer.

Updates are ongoing, in real-time.