Top 5 Things You Missed from Apple’s Special Event Today

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Missed this morning’s Apple Special Event? Here’s our Top 5 from today’s session we think will matter most to you.

1. Apple Protection of Your Data and Your Privacy

Tim Cook gets down to business, kicking off today’s event with the topic at the forefront of everyone’s minds: the FBI debate, challenging “how much control the government should have over our data and our privacy.” Apple remains committed to addressing the issue of privacy and “will not shrink from this responsibility.”

2. iPhone SE Newest Member of iPhone Family

The rumors (mostly) are true: Apple announces the new 4-inch iPhone SE with a Retina display and promises the same computing power as the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. The release date for the iPhone SE is slated for March 24. More specs on the iPhone SE are available on TechRadar.

3. iPad Pro Now Comes in 9.7-inch

The iPad Pro is “[becoming the] primary computing device,” according to Apple’s talk this morning, which is why the company announced the release of a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro today. It’s been some time since we’ve seen any major updates to the 9.7-inch iPad, and we’re excited to get our hands on this new bad boy in the near future.

4. iOS 9.3 Helps You (and Tim Cook) Get Better Sleep

Some of the newest features of iOS 9.3 will include Night Shift, a new mode that will shift the color temperature of your device’s display based on the time and location of your device. Along with Night Shift, your Notes will now be password-protected, multi-user support will allow students to share iPads seamlessly, and News provides some personalization.

5. Mobile Health Gets a Boost from CareKit

Apple reveals CareKit, the new framework to help app developers build health apps that will empower people to take a more active role in their own healthcare. Watch the CareKit video to see what some Apple health customers like Duke Health and John Hopkins Medicine are doing to make huge medical advancements in Parkinson’s awareness, autism detection, and more.

Other highlights from the event include:

  • AppleTV lets you March Madness fans 2 games simultaneously
  • Apple Watch Spring Collection includes new colors, texture, and price
  • Apple makes big push towards renewable energy

Stacy Chen