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Opinion: Unpacking Apple’s March event, pre-ordered iPhone SE, and tech spring cleaning

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Well, I did it. After absorbing the March event on Monday and unpacking it with Benjamin on the 9to5Mac Happy Hour podcast this week, I set my alarm for 1:58 am last night and pre-ordered the iPhone SE. Based on Mark’s reporting, I had an early feeling that the iPhone SE would be compelling (aside from color, the iPhone 5c never was to me) and overall Apple delivered.

The FaceTime selfie camera is a bit disappointing and the display contrast is weak, but the price points for 16GB and 64GB had a surprise and delight effect that I wasn’t expecting. So in one week I’ll make the giant leap back down from a 5.5-inch iPhone to a 4-inch one. Expect my thoughts on that experience in a couple of weeks. I’ll also share my iPhone SE review after some testing so send any questions or ideas over; I’m primarily interested in comparing it to the iPhone 5s and measuring the differences.

And now that I’ve had a few days to digest this year’s March Apple event, I have a few thoughts on everything it contained including Apple’s new Woven Nylon bands, the differences between the two iPad Pros, and a comment on tech spring cleaning …



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Happy Hour Podcast 054 | More on Apple’s March event, future of Apple Music, and software bugs + failed hardware

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This week Greg and Zac discuss more details about Apple’s upcoming March event, the future of Apple Music, and some software bugs & hardware fails. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.



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Apple announces ‘Spring forward’ event on March 9th in San Francisco ahead of Apple Watch debut

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Apple has just invited several media outlets to a ‘Spring forward’ special event on Monday, March 9th. We’re sure to see a whole lot more of the Apple Watch at this event ahead of its April debut. The event will take place at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.



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