Earlier today, Apple unexpectedly took down its online store and replaced it with a mysterious message, promising ‘something special’ is on the way. Now we know what the surprise was: a new iPhone and an upgraded iPad.
While the online stores continues to be unavailable, the company has updated its homepage with new photos, revealing a revamped (RED) edition iPhone – which as you can guess comes in red – as well as a brand new 9.7-inch iPad.
The special handset is the outcome of Apple’s continued partnership with (RED) which aims to fight and raise awareness of AIDS. The device practically has the same specs as the standard model, but comes in a new red design. It will retail at $749 for the 4.7-inch version and $869 for the Plus-sized variation.
As the Cupertino giant remarks, “[e]very purchase contributes to the Global Fund to support HIV/AIDS programs and help deliver an AIDS-free generation.”
The new iPad – simply called ‘iPad’ – will sport a 9.7-inch retina display with 2048×1536 resolution, a 64-bit A9 chip as well as 10 hours of battery life. But its best feature by far is its reduced price. Unlike Apple’s previous tablet lineup that retailed at $599, the new iPad will be priced at $329.
You can head to the official Apple website here to check out the new additions.