The Apple Store is closed in advance of preorders for the new iPad Air and iPhone SE

Apple’s online store is down ahead of preorders for the iPad Air and iPhone SE, which begin at 5:00 a.m. local time on Thursday.

Despite having the same 4.7-inch display as the previous generation, the new iPhone SE has the most robust glass in a smartphone on the front and back, the same as the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro.

Among the improvements and computational photography technologies offered by the device’s new 12MP Wide camera system are Deep Fusion, Photographic Styles, Portrait Mode, and Smart HDR 4.

Both the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro use the A15 Bionic processor.

Thanks to the 6-core CPU in the A15 Bionic, the iPhone SE is 1.8x faster than the iPhone 8. It’s 26 times faster than the iPhone 8 thanks to the 16-core Neural Engine, which focuses on machine learning. The iPhone 8’s 4-core GPU outperforms it by 2.2 times.

The new iPhone SE has a longer battery life than previous-generation and older 4.7-inch iPhone models despite its small form factor and 5G connectivity. Quick charging and wireless charging will continue to be supported by Qi-certified chargers.

The new iPhone SE is available in two additional colors: Midnight and Starlight, in addition to PRODUCT (RED). There are three sizes of storage available for the new iPhone SE: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. It costs $429, up from $399 for the 2020 model. On March 11, preorders will begin for the first smartphones, which will ship on March 18.

There are several colors available for the new iPad Air. In addition to Apple’s Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage, it has a USB-C connector with up to two times faster transfer speed, plus 5G on cellular variants.

The iPad M1’s eight-core CPU delivers up to 60% faster performance than the previous iPad Air, while its eight-core GPU delivers up to 2x better graphics. Apple claims that this makes it twice as fast as the fastest competing tablet and twice as fast as the best-selling Windows laptop in its price range.

Data rates of up to 10 Gbps make the USB-C connection up to 2x faster than its predecessor, allowing it to accommodate a broader range of USB-C peripherals, such as cameras, external storage, and displays with up to 6K resolution. The new iPad Air supports the second-generation Apple Pencil.

The new iPad Air will go on sale on March 18 following preorders beginning on March 11. It is priced at $599. With 64GB and 256GB storage options, it is available in space gray, starlight, pink, purple, and blue.

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