Apple iPhone SE Unveiled, Company Bets On Smaller Screen

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Apple sold 30 million 4″ iPhones in 2015 and the company is betting on that small screen to continue to do well and today they introduced the iPhone SE. The iPhone SE is a cross between a slightly redesigned iPhone 5s and the inside components of the iPhone 6. According to Apple, many customers are still clamoring for a 4″ screen because they feel even the 4.7″ iPhone 6 is too large. Tim Cook also points to overseas customers who prefer the smaller screens to larger ones.

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The new Apple iPhone SE comes with a 64bit A9 chip with the M9 coprocessor on board for one of the best performing 4″ phones on the market. The smaller iPhone also gets a very well equipped 12MP iSight rear camera, no optical image stabilization though. Apple’s “True Tone” flash is on the back and the “Retina Flash” is on the front alongside the 5MP front camera. The camera also shoots 4K video and iMovie allows you to edit two streams at once. “Live Photos” also come to the iPhone SE but no mention of “Force Touch,” which isn’t unexpected.

Touch ID and Apple Pay are both a part of the new Apple iPhone SE and improved LTE speeds over the iPhone 5s as well as Wi-Fi calling. Orders for the iPhone SE start on March 24th and the device will be available for purchase on March 31st. The most interesting thing about the iPhone SE is Apple decided to stick with a 16GB variant that is priced at $399. While that’s a great starting price, some question the feasibility of a 16GB device given the heft of iOS. The Apple iPhone SE also comes in a 64GB version priced at $499 and those will be the only two version available. The device will come in the four Apple colors the 6 and 6s come in.


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Last Updated on January 23, 2017.


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