iPhone SE and iPad Pro go on sale with little fanfare

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Scalpers will give you a discount on the iPhone SE.
Apple's new iPhone and iPad go on sale today.
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After being made available for pre-order last week, the 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro are available to buy in Apple Stores today — although unlike many Apple launches, this one doesn’t seem to have been met with massive queues.

The smaller iPhone starts at $399 in the U.S., while the smaller iPad Pro will cost you upwards of $599, plus accessories. If you’re planning to upgrade, but aren’t sure which device will suit your needs, you can check out our handy iPhone and iPad buyer’s guide pages for assistance.

Having received our new iPhone and iPad today, we’ll also be testing them over the next couple of days to bring you a full review next week.

Both devices can be picked up in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the U.K., US Virgin Islands and, of course, the United States.

They will then roll out to customers in (deep breath) Albania, Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Guernsey, Jersey, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and UAE in early April.

The relative lack of queues at Apple Stores (as seen through some of the tweets we’ve included with this article) shouldn’t come as a massive surprise. Not only is it only six months since Apple introduced its last batch of iPhones and iPads, but reports suggest that demand has been relatively weak for both new devices.

poll conducted by Cult of Mac suggests that 75 percent of readers aren’t interested in either the iPhone SE or new iPad Pro — although I’d suspect the SE especially will be a hit overseas in developing markets like India.

Are you planning to get either of Apple’s new devices today? Leave your comments below.