03.24.2016 Updated on  09.19.2019|Personal Tech

iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro release date: March 31, 2016

By: Laura Merritt

Update: As of September 20, 2019, the newest versions of the Apple iPhone — iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max — are available to order from Verizon.

Verizon began offering iPhone SE, the most powerful phone with a four-inch display, and the all-new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which introduces breakthrough pro features and advanced technologies, at www.verizon.com — making the official iPhone SE release date Thursday, March 31, 2016. You can make the most of your iPhone SE and iPad Pro with Verizon’s 4G LTE network, ranked highest in network quality across six U.S. regions by J.D. Power for the third time and number one by Root Metrics for overall network performance across the United States for the past five consecutive testing periods.

iPhone SE packs the power of iPhone 6s in a beloved compact aluminum design that customers love, featuring a stunning four-inch Retina display and four gorgeous metallic finishes, including rose gold. With the exceptional performance of the advanced 64-bit A9 chip, longer battery life, camera innovations including a 12-megapixel iSight camera, Live Photos, the ability to record in 4K and Touch ID with Apple Pay, iPhone SE is the perfect phone for everyone who wants a smaller phone. iPhone SE supports more LTE bands for better worldwide roaming and supports Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi calling for high-quality wideband calls.

iPhone SE also supports Verizon’s HD Voice. That means when you call another compatible smartphone, you get impeccable call quality that’s as clear as talking face-to-face. With HD Voice, you can also enable simultaneous voice and data - make and receive calls while surfing the web, continue downloads and use an application or a feature like Personal Hotspot. Having a better network matters when you want to do all the things you love on your iPhone SE.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro introduces a pro display featuring advanced technologies like True Tone for a more natural and accurate, paper-white viewing experience. The pro Retina display is 25 percent brighter and 40 percent less reflective than any previous iPad display. The new iPad Pro is just 6.1mm thin and weighs less than a pound, yet delivers groundbreaking performance, connectivity and versatility. It features the powerful A9X chip with third-generation 64-bit architecture which provides performance that rivals many laptops and console-class graphics, while also delivering all-day battery life, an advanced 12-megapixel iSight camera sensor which shoots 4K video and an improved 5-megapixel front-facing FaceTime HD camera. iPad Pro delivers pro audio through a four-speaker audio system for powerful stereo sound and also supports pro accessories Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, available for purchase separately, that bring breakthrough levels of precision and utility.

iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro are available in silver, space gray, gold and a new rose gold metallic finishes.

Trade-in your current iPhone for a new iPhone SE at a Verizon Wireless store 

Verizon is also making available terrific trade-in allowances for customers who trade in their current iPhone for the new, powerful iPhone SE. For example, a customer can trade in their iPhone 5s beginning March 31 in Verizon Wireless stores and receive the new iPhone SE for only $10 month.* Visit www.verizon.com/wireless-devices/smartphones/iphone/ for more information. 

Switch to Verizon and get bonus data and up to $650

When you order a new iPhone SE you can stream more music, watch more shows and publish more videos — for free. You’ll receive bonus data when you upgrade or activate a new phone on a Verizon Plan XL or larger and choose the device payment option. The 2 GB of monthly bonus data is shareable among other devices, including the new iPad Pro, can be combined with other offers and applies as long as the line remains active on a Verizon Plan XL or larger.

If you’re switching to Verizon from a discount provider or a company with a poor network, you can also receive up to $650 to pay off your old phone or contract when you switch to Verizon and trade in your phone. Visit a Verizon store when switching to have your trade-in appraisal performed and value applied immediately in-store.


iPad Pro from Verizon

*Available for a limited time. Trade-in must be in good working condition. $10/month for 24 months; 0% APR. iPhone SE 16GB: $399.99 retail price - $160 trade-in Verizon gift card for iPhone 5s.

Laura is an external communications manager for Verizon, focused primarily on the latest in wireless devices and keeping up with the rapidly-changing world of technology.

About the author(s):

Laura Merritt is an external communications manager for Verizon writing about wireless and wireline networks.

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