Event Recap: Apple Announces iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, New Apple Watch Bands

With the conclusion of today's spring "Let Us Loop You In" event that saw the debut of the iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch updates, Apple has posted the full 63-minute video event recap on its website, and a YouTube version should be coming in the near future.

On YouTube, Apple has shared all of the videos that were shown during the event, including an overview of the 9.7-inch iPad, a look at ResearchKit, and an overview of "Liam," a robot that breaks down recycled Apple products to reuse as much of the raw materials as possible.


- The New iPad Pro
- ResearchKit -- Empowering doctors, researchers, and now you
- Liam - An Innovation Story
- Apple - 40 Years in 40 Seconds

MacRumors posted extended coverage on all of the new products that were announced today, ranging from what's new in iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2, OS X 10.11.4, and watchOS 2.2 updates to the features in the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the 4-inch iPhone SE. A full list of our event coverage is below:

- Live Coverage of Apple's 'Let Us Loop You In' iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro Event
- Apple Announces New 4-Inch iPhone SE Starting at $399
- Apple Announces 9.7-Inch iPad Pro with Apple Pencil Support, True Tone Display
- Apple Announces Nylon Watch Bands, Drops Starting Apple Watch Price to $299
- Apple Announces New Software Framework App Called 'CareKit'
- Apple Offers Lightning to USB-C Cable for Fast-Charging 12.9-inch iPad Pro
- Apple Releases OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan With Live Photos Support for Messages, Password Protected Notes
- Apple Releases iOS 9.3 With Night Shift, New Quick Actions, App Improvements, '1970' Bug Fix and More
- Apple Releases tvOS 9.2 With Bluetooth Keyboard Support, Siri App Store Search, App Folders, Dictation and More
- Apple Releases watchOS 2.2 With Multi-Watch Support for iPhone, Maps Improvements
- Hands-On With iPhone SE, 9.7″ iPad Pro, and New Apple Watch Bands
- Apple Event Tidbits: USB 2 Transfer Speeds for 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 256GB Storage Option for 12.9-inch iPad Pro
- Apple Releases iTunes 12.3.3 With Support for iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- Existing iPhone 5 and 5s Cases Fit Apple's New iPhone SE

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Top Rated Comments

Jcknows0 Avatar
108 months ago
I'm pretty sure this was the worst Apple event in recent memory. You know they are lacking in product ideas when they spend half the time talking about their waste centers. I'm not against spreading the eco message, just seems ridiculous in an event where you announce two rehashed products and watch bands.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JungleNYC Avatar
108 months ago
The most lackluster Apple event I can remember.

/ Yeah, I'm that guy.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smacrumon Avatar
108 months ago
A totally confused product line. Uninspired rehashed old designs. Why bother wasting anyone's time hosting such an event. Very, very poor Apple.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
soupcan Avatar
108 months ago
Disappointed that no attention was given to Macs. Oh well. WWDC it is.

Other than that, good products, except the 9.7" iPad Pro with that horrible camera bump on the back. Apple had 2 years since the launch of the iPhone 6 to learn that it is not a good design decision yet here we are with it anyway. The hell were they thinking? It's one thing on a phone but on a tablet that lies down more than it does in hands, especially with the Apple Pencil? Pathetic. "Use a case" is no argument here. Bad design decisions shouldn't be covered up and "fixed" with a case. It shouldn't be incorporated in the first place.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NachoGrande Avatar
108 months ago
yawn... Apple no longer innovates.. they just make the same thing in different sizes and increase some obscure chip by 25% :rolleyes:
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve121178 Avatar
108 months ago
I'm pretty disgusted that there wasn't even a mention of the Mac in the keynote. It was the worst I've ever witnessed and I'm annoyed I wasted my time watching Apple release a few straps for a watch no one cares about, a re-release of the iPhone 5 with improved internals and an iPad that unless you have anything pre first-gen iPad Air, then why would you even bother with it?

1/10 for that keynote. The environmental stuff was the highlight (really!) and I genuinely mean that.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)