iPhone SE and new iPad Pro: CNET Editors reactAs Apple's presentation winds down, CNET Senior Editors Luke Westaway and Andy Hoyle offer quick-fire first impressions of the new iPhone and iPad.
So Apple's announced a new technology. First let's talk about the new iPhone SE. So, Andy, it's kind of an upgraded version of their small iPhone. Is it a bit boring? Nothing really new in it, is there? Well, it's got all the new tech from the top-end 6S But it's in the I-Phone 5S's body basically, which is great because so many people still want the smaller I-Phone 5S but now it's powerful enough to run the latest games and the latest version of IOS, because let's face it, the old ones are slowing down now. So this really isn't a compact version of the 6S; that's not the right way to think about it. No. What is the right way to think about it? Don't see it a smaller iPhone 6s. Think of it as an upgraded iPhone 5s, cuz that's really what it is. Okay, all right. And next lets talk about the iPad Pro. So, the most startling thing about this, is that Apple went through all the fuss of making this big professional iPad and now the second version they've made it smaller again. This ones is 9.7 inches is that right? Yeah. What do you make of that? You quite like the iPad Pro so. Defend it. I can't, I'm struggling to, cuz I love the iPad Pro. I love that it's really big so I can actually work in it as my desktop PC. But this is now the same size as the iPad Air that we've already got. So it's a little bit weird but at least it's very powerful, it's got the pencil if you want to do some sketching. So there's definitely some bonuses over the iPad Air, but I don't really see why you would buy one over the other. I think what's kind of cool is that Apple's put in some new display technology. I like the idea of- because if you are doing things like professional photo editing or something. The kind of things that people will never bother with. But the professionals will. It's nice that Apple has thrown in things like that. So the big question I suppose really, is you know, with this sort of smaller slightly cheaper iPhone, is it going to rescue the company which has been struggling with slowing interests in the iPhone. I think it'll definitely do well because Apple talks about how popular its smaller iPhone 5S still is. So this is going to sort of excite people to get the smaller ones particularly in regions like China where the smaller phones are still extremely popular. So I think it's certainly going to help it sales-wise, but no it's not the exciting, dramatic launch we were kind of hoping for from Apple. I think maybe we're just going to have to get a little bit used to, until Apple reveals a completely new product category. Basically all smartphones and all tablets. Basically being a little bit You know, it's like moderate sort of upgrade [UNKNOWN] from now on I'd reckon. >That's pretty much it. We're going to have to get used to that. So we're going to have to get used to it but I don't know what you think of the iFantasy and the iPad pro. Cheers guys.