Apple updated its iPad and iPhone offerings Tuesday morning, including a new iPad starting at $329 and featuring a brighter 9.7-inch Retina display. The $329 model iPad will replace the iPad Air 2 with a A9 chip used in the iPhone 6s, 32 gigabits of memory and Wi-Fi, while the $459 model with have 32GB, Wi-Fi and cellular.
Apple also introduced RED special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in a vibrant red aluminum finish, which will be available in stores starting March 24. The phones will be available in 128GB and 256GB models starting at $749.
One hundred percent of all money raised by (RED) goes directly to Global Fund HIV/AIDS grants that provide testing, counseling, treatment and prevention programs with a specific focus on eliminating transmission of the virus from moms to their babies. Since it was founded in 2006, (RED) has generated more than $465 million for the Global Fund, with more than $130 million from Apple alone.
Apple is also quietly doubling the maximum iPhone SE storage capacity with new 32GB and 128GB models announced today.
Separately, Apple introduced its new free Clips app that allows users to create expressive videos, that can be shared through Apple’s Messages app, Facebook, Instagram and other social networks. Clips also introduces Live Titles, a feature that lets users create animated captions and titles using just their voice. Effects include comic book filters, speech bubbles, shapes and full-screen animated posters.