iPhone 7 RED, iPhone SE, iPad Lineup India Prices Revealed

Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT) RED on Tuesday, in addition to iPhone SE with bumped up storage, and a new iPad with an improved display and the A9 chipset. As is the custom, Apple announced India price of only select new models, but now, Gadgets 360 has information about pricing of the entire lineup of new products.

iPhone 7 RED, iPhone SE, iPad Lineup India Prices Revealed

iPhone SE 128GB price in India

Let’s start with the iPhone SE, which we already knew starts at Rs. 27,200 for the new 32GB variant. Gadgets 360 can confirm that new 128GB model of the iPhone SE is priced in India at Rs. 37,200. The 16GB and 64GB iPhone SE variants are priced at price points around Rs. 21,000 and Rs. 30,000, respectively.

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus red variant price in India

We can also confirm that all iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition models will be available in India at the same price as other colours of the same capacity. That means 128GB iPhone 7 (PRODUCT) RED is priced at Rs. 70,000, while you can get double the storage by paying Rs. 10,000 extra. Meanwhile, the iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition 128GB and 256GB models are priced at Rs. 82,000 and Rs. 92,000 respectively.

Apple iPad price in India

As for the new iPad, Apple announced earlier that the 32GB Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + cellular models start at Rs. 28,900 and Rs. 39,900 respectively. Gadgets 360 can confirm that the new iPad 128GB Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + cellular models will retail in India at Rs. 36,900 and Rs. 47,900 respectively. Smart covers for the new iPad are priced at Rs. 3,500.

As always, that all prices listed here are MRP, and the market operating prices (MOP) will usually be lower, as we’ve seen recently and before.

Apple Acquires Workflow, a Productivity App for iOS

Apple has acquired Workflow, a productivity app on iOS. Workflow lets you chain multiple actions to create tasks that you can activate with just one tap or sometimes not even that. If you’re the sort of person who’d like to check your calendar for free times and share it with people, Workflow lets you create a one-tap action for this. Similarly, you can create a whole bunch of actions such as making a gif from the album art on Apple Music, among many others.

Apple Acquires Workflow, a Productivity App for iOS

Workflow’s acquisition was first reported by TechCrunch but the report said financial details were not known. The move could mean that Apple realised that Workflow’s automation tools are something it can’t build on its own and that iOS and watchOS could use these tools. If we were to speculate, we’d go so far as to say that we’d see more productivity and automation oriented tools in future versions of iOS, maybe even as soon as iOS 11 that could be announced at WWDC 2017 in June.

While the iPhone is Apple’s leading breadwinner, the iPad is where productivity oriented tasks have more value. With the launch of two models of the iPad Pro, Apple has made it abundantly clear that it intends to push the iPad as a productivity device for professionals. It will be interesting to see how Workflow is integrated into iOS and whether it can help turn the iPad into a device that replaces a laptop for many people.

While Workflow’s acquisition does appear to be good news for Apple and its customers, the people who use the app may not be so chuffed. The latest update of Workflow removes support for several actions that compete with Apple products. Release notes inside the app show that maps actions in Workflow now support only Apple Maps, the Translate Text workflow is powered by Microsoft Translate, and workflows that involve Uber, Telegram, Google Chrome, Pocket, Line messenger, or Google Street View are no longer supported.

This is a typical big company move after acquiring an indie app. They tend to remove some of the app’s best features because those support products that compete with the acquiring company. We saw a similar thing when Amazon acquired Comixology, an independent comics app. The first thing Amazon did was remove support for buying comics via the Comixology iOS app, as 30 percent of the value of every purchase through the app goes to Apple.

The biggest deal-breaker for those who paid for Workflow, however, could be that Workflow gallery submissions are also gone for good. Workflow gallery is a curated showcase inside the app that helps people discover new workflows. We’ve found some of our favourite workflows through this feature and it looks like we’ll have to be content with workflows that are already in the gallery.

We’re big fans of Workflow, as we noted in our review of the app , and the app has only gotten better over time. It even won an Apple design award back in 2015. However, some of the features removed make it a lot less useful now so we’re just going to hope that the app’s integration with iOS will make Apple’s mobile OS a lot better in the future.