Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Apple reveals iPhone SE

Apple presented iPhone SE, a new type of iPhone, at the conference on March 21st.

Apple: Special Event March 21, 2016

iPhone SE has a 4-inch screen with 326dpi resolution. It is as large as iPhone 5/5s but smaller than the newest iPhone 6s.

The optimal size of the smartphone is often a theme of discussion. In a recent trend, the screen size of a smartphone is going larger. “Phablet,” a term suggesting the combination of a phone and a tablet, is sometimes used.

On the other hand, 5-inch is a little too large especially for women to handle with one hand. I have no trouble in manipulating my Nexus5 because my hands are relatively large. But some feel annoyed in tapping the other corner of the screen with holding the phone in their palm.

Thus, the optimal size of smartphone varies each other; it is obvious. It is unlikely that Apple recommended us to use a smaller phone than iPhone 6s.

In this conference, some other products were as well introduced. iPad Pro with a 9.7-inch display, new wristband for iWatch, and the new version of iOS were revealed.

To be honest, none of them looked innovative. They had been expected as so, and there was no surprise to know in this event. The response of the stock market seems neutral. The stock price of Apple is stable.

Actually, it is tough to make an innovation. Even Apple ruled by Steve Jobs failed many times to create new value. I think Apple is stepping forward inch by inch as an ordinary company.

In a personal view, it is sorry that new version of MacBookAir was not presented. I would strongly like to buy a laptop equipping a high-resolution display.

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