On March 21, Apple CEO Tim Cook and fellow executives took the stage at the Town Hall theatre at the company's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters to discuss Apple's newest products and services. Announcements included the iPhone SE, smaller iPad Pro, iOS 9.3, CareKit, and new Apple Watch bands.
All of the pre-event predictions were confirmed accurate. Apple also shared a few updates on its recent environmental initiatives and how it's working to make advancements in the health field with updates on ResearchKit and launch of new framework CareKit.
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Aside from the products unveiled at its March launch event, industry analysts suggest Apple may be saving some updates to announce later this year.
"Apple is hosting a low-key event on its own campus to launch new products, but will likely save any software and services announcements for its annual developer conference in June," said Forrester's Frank Gillett in an email prior to Monday's event.
Gillett also predicted the company would avoid mentioning its ongoing legal battle with the FBI, so as not to distract viewers from the day's news. This turned out to be false, as Cook immediately addressed the court case when he stepped onstage.
"We know the [iPhone] is a deeply personal device," Cook said. "We need to decide as a nation how much power the government should have over our data and our privacy."
As the legal showdown unfolds, we take a closer look at the iPhone SE, new iPad Pro, iOS 9.3, and other new products and services from the March 21 event. Were you pleased or disappointed with the updates? Will you buy any of the new devices?
(All images are screenshots of the Apple March 21, 2016 event live stream)