Apple unveiled their 4inch iPhone on Monday at their “Let Us Loop You In” event, calling it the iPhone SE, with the ‘SE’ standing for Special Edition. We don’t have multiple articles explaining each feature, just a full roundup of the new device in this one post, after the jump.
While the majority of people own large devices 5inch and above, there’s still quite a few people who just can’t let go of their 4inch devices, so Apple has created ‘the most powerful 4-inch phone ever‘. The iPhone SE replaces the iPhone 5s and allows people to enjoy the features and power of the larger iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
The design of the iPhone SE is very familiar, it looks very much like the iPhone 5 and 5s, until you look closer. The popular design has been refined further by giving it matt-chamfered edges and a color-matched stainless steel logo on the reverse.
Like the iPhone 6s, the iPhone SE has an impressive 12-megapixel camera, which also allows you to record 4K video. The one feature that the iPhone SE doesn’t borrow from the iPhone 6s is 3D Touch, but it does however support Live Photos, to see your photos move you simple tap and hold as opposed to a firm press on the iPhone 6s. The front camera also sees improvements, we now have a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera with Retina Flash, this allows the display to flash three times brighter than normal, which makes for better selfies in low light.
As you’d expect, the new iPhone SE has a Touch I.D., and with the NFC chip inside the new device supports payment with Apple Pay. And with iOS 9.3 you can keep your Notes private with Touch I.D. Apple haven’t said if the iPhone SE uses the faster 2nd generation Touch I.D. technology, we’re going to assume it doesn’t otherwise it would’ve been mentioned.
Pricing & Availability
The iPhone SE will be available in four finishes, Space Gray, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold, and will have two storage options, 16GB and 64GB. Pre-orders will start at just $399 and will go live on March 24.
The iPhone SE is very much like Apple’s latest iPhone 6s, in terms of power and features, but just presented in a smaller package.
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