On Wednesday, in the midst of a pandemic, Apple launched a brand-new model of the iPhone SE.
The 2020 iPhone SE seems to be precisely just like the iPhone eight from 2017 — a 4.7-inch display screen, a Dwelling button with a fingerprint sensor, a glass again, and a single digicam lens — however on the within, it’s powered by the identical chips and know-how that runs final yr’s iPhone 11.
“The primary iPhone SE was successful with many shoppers who beloved its distinctive mixture of small measurement, high-end efficiency, and inexpensive value,” mentioned Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice chairman of worldwide advertising and marketing, in an announcement. “The brand new second-generation SE builds on that nice thought and improves on it in each method — together with our best-ever single-camera system for nice pictures and movies — whereas nonetheless being very inexpensive.”
How inexpensive? $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 cellphone along with your face, and a few fairly candy digicam options on the iPhone 11 like Night time Mode, which helps you to take photos in whole darkness.
However should you can stay with out these, the brand new iPhone SE sports activities a 12-megapixel digicam that takes portraits, has lighting results and depth management that come on the newer iPhones, and the power to report movies in 4K decision. You can even cost the brand new iPhone SE wirelessly, and should you purchase a extra highly effective charger, you may cost it quicker than the dinky little charger that comes within the field.
The iPhone SE is available in three colours — black, white, and purple — and three storage sizes — 64, 128, and 256 GB — and you’ll preorder it from Friday from Apple’s web site (the corporate’s retail shops outdoors China are indefinitely closed due to the pandemic). It’ll begin transport on April 24.