It’s that time of year again – slip on your favorite black turtleneck and some nerdy white sneakers, because Apple’s just about to release a brand new iPhone model.
The recently announced and soon to be released iPhone SE replaces the iPhone 5s as the latest smaller, more affordable alternative to the iPhone 6s. Unlike the iPhone 5s, it features the same top-of-the-line processor and camera of the iPhone 6s. Other than that, it’s pretty much the same in size and style as the iPhone 5s (you likely won’t even have to get a new case).
Price: $399 for 16 GB, $499 for 64 GB
Available colors: Silver, Space-gray, Gold, Rose-gold
Display: 4-inch Retina Display at 326 ppi
Release Date: March 31, 2016
Improved Battery Life: If there’s one thing that the critics can’t stop gushing over about this latest version of the iPhone, it’s the iPhone SE’s battery life.
“The standout news is battery life,” wrote Geoffrey A. Fowler of the Wall Street Journal. “Unlike many other recent Apple products, the iPhone SE’s is a significant improvement over its predecessors’. In my lab stress test, which cycles through websites with uniform screen brightness, the SE lasted 10 hours–more than two hours longer than both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 5s, and nearly three hours longer than the Galaxy S7.”
Powerful A9 Processor: While the iPhone SE doesn’t look much different from the iPhone 5s, what you’ll find under the hood is very different indeed.
“It’s blazingly fast,” Mark Prigg wrote in his 5-star review of the smartphone for The Daily Mail. “Playing several high intensity games show that this really is as powerful as the current flagship, the 6s. It’s powered by the A9, the same chip found in the iPhone 6s, and Apple says the iPhone SE has 2x faster CPU and 3x faster GPU performance compared to the older iPhone 5s – and this is something you notice right away, with a far snappier feel the handset even when it’s not playing games.”
Unprecedented Price Point for Latest-Gen Tech
Affordability is not commonly associated with new Apple products, but the iPhone SE actually does offer remarkable value.
“The best thing about the iPhone SE might just be its price… this is a tremendously competitive phone,” wrote Christina Warren of Mashable. “Most $400 phones are not going to give you the latest-generation processor and camera technologies. I really can’t underscore how well I think this product will do, simply based on its price.”
Adam Ritche is a creative blog writer on Mobile Hardware & Software Technology & a blogger at iFix Egypt. iFix is Cairo, Egypt’s premier destination for iPhone repair. If you have any questions about the iPhone 7, iPhone fixes, or anything else iPhone-related, feel free to contact us and ask