The Apple Store went offline a few hours before pre-orders for the new iPhone SE and 9.7in iPad Pro could open. This outage is a standard maintenance procedure before the devices go on pre-order; therefore expect the Store to be back to normal soon.
Customers from Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, UK, US Virgin Islands and the US will be able to place pre-orders for iPhone SE and iPad Pro starting 24 March. The iOS devices would hit the market on 31 March, while other regions across the globe will get the device in early April.
Both devices are available in a variety of colour options such as silver, gold, space grey and rose gold. In terms of pricing, the 32GB iPad Pro with Wi-Fi connectivity starts at £499, 128GB at £619 and the 256GB model at £739. But if you want the device with Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity, you will have to pay £599 for the 32GB edition, £719 for the 128GB and £839 for the 256GB model.
The iPhone SE, on the other hand, starts at £359 for the 16GB model and £439 for the variant with 64GB storage capacity. You should get Apple earpods, USB cable and 5W USB power adapter in the box. Head over to the Apple site to place pre-orders for iPhone SE and 9.7 iPad Pro.