We have covered all the detailed news from Apple’s latest product launch as it happens. Apple has confirmed the iPhone SE at an event in Cupertino, putting to rest all the rumors. The 4 inch iPhone SE is bringing a new and improved smaller iPhone to the company’s lineup.
So, in a world of big phones, Apple is going small. And with the special consideration of small iPhone market, Apple is giving it new specs and a new life as the iPhone SE.
What kind of spec bumps will we see, and when will the iPhone SE appear? Read on!
Why it has named as 5“SE”
The name for Apple’s new 4-inch smartphone model is iPhone SE.
So, why iPhone SE?
Since 2009, Apple has introduced the “S” variant, from its first release of the 3GS. Till the time “S” has been stood for speed with the special of increased processor as well as radio performance. Apple’s latest variants continued with the speed in many ways. Apple continued the convention with the iPhone 4S in 2011. While Apple 4S was speedier than in many ways and it also has Siri. The iPhone 5s came in 2013, which was again speedier and it also had a new added “sensor” in Touch ID. If iPhone SE is an upgraded iPhone 5s, it makes sense to brand it as such.
iPhone SE isn’t the first double letter name either. The first “S” variant was introduced with the iPhone 3GS. It was convenient for Apple to go with the 3S, but they wanted to keep the iPhone 3G branding. iPhone SE fits this pattern: It keeps the iPhone branding, but enhances it.
(Way back in the 1987, Apple has released a Macintosh SE. Convenient nostalgia is still nostalgia, after all.)
How it will going to be look like?
The iPhone SE design is completely identical to the original four-inch iPhone 5s, which has come as no surprise.
Inside iPhone 5SE, it has A9 64-bit processor and M9 co-processor — 2x the speed of the iPhone 5s, and 3x the GPU speed. The iPhone SE also gets the 6s’s LTE Advanced antennas (more bands that support up to 150 Mbps and voice over LTE), and 802.11ac (up to 433 Mbps and support for Wi-Fi calling).
It means you’ll have the same iPhone 6s fitness tracking opportunities, as well as always-on “Hey Siri” (If you enable).
What are the new colors?
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5s has introduced the champagne gold color to the lineup, expanding on the previous space gray and silver.The iPhone SE carries on those three colors, but has also added the iPhone 6s line’s rose gold color.
What about the Cameras?
Selfie and Photography lovers, rejoice: The iPhone SE offers the same 12-megapixel rear iSight camera with True Tone Flash, supporting 4K video, up-to-63MP Panoramas, Live Photos, and more.
What about live photos?
Live Photos bring your still photos to life with sound and movement. Simply touch and hold anywhere on your 12-megapixel still and experience the moments just before and after it was taken, so your photos turn into living memories
When the iPhone SE will be available in the market?
Since the iPhone 5 in 2012, Apple has released all its new iPhones in September. However, the iPhone 5SE will be available for pre order on March 24 for a March 31 release.
You might think why the early launch?
Because, Apple wants a new 4-inch iPhone onto the market sooner rather than later.
How much will it cost?
It’s obviously cheaper.
The SE will cost USD 399 (Rs 26,550) for the 16GB version and USD 499 (Rs 33,000) for the 64 GB version. These are US prices, of course.