On Wednesday, in the course of a pandemic, Apple launched a brand-new model of the iPhone SE.
The 2020 iPhone SE appears precisely just like the iPhone 8 from 2017 — a 4.7-inch display, a Dwelling button with a fingerprint sensor, a glass again, and a single digital camera lens — however on the within, it’s powered by the identical chips and know-how that runs final 12 months’s iPhone 11.
“The primary iPhone SE was a success with many purchasers who cherished its distinctive mixture of small measurement, high-end efficiency, and reasonably priced worth,” mentioned Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vp of worldwide advertising and marketing, in a press release. “The brand new second-generation SE builds on that nice concept and improves on it in each means — together with our best-ever single-camera system for nice images and movies — whereas nonetheless being very reasonably priced.”
How reasonably priced? $399, which makes it $300 cheaper than the iPhone 11.
The lower cost means you don’t get options just like the front-camera system on newer iPhones that permits you to unlock the telephone along with your face, and a few fairly candy digital camera options on the iPhone 11 like Night time Mode, which helps you to take footage in complete darkness.
However in case you can stay with out these, the brand new iPhone SE sports activities a 12-megapixel digital camera that takes portraits, has lighting results and depth management that come on the newer iPhones, and the flexibility to document movies in 4K decision. You may also cost the brand new iPhone SE wirelessly, and in case you purchase a more powerful charger, you’ll be able to cost it sooner than the dinky little charger that comes within the field.
The iPhone SE is available in three colours — black, white, and pink — and three storage sizes — 64, 128, and 256 GB — and you’ll preorder it on Friday from Apple’s web site (the corporate’s retail shops outdoors China are indefinitely closed due to the pandemic). It is going to begin delivery on April 24.