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A Buyer’s Guide to the New iPhone SE
A Buyer’s Guide to the New iPhone SE – The iPhone SE (2nd gen) was launched on April 15, 2020.
And is the smallest and most budget-friendly member of the 13th generation iPhone family.
The new iPhone SE 2 offers many of the exact internal specifications as the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, but at a lower cost and an exterior resembling the iPhone 8.
The iPhone SE 2 is powered by Apple’s A13 Bionic processor and is available with up to 256GB of internal storage.
It features a 4.7-inch Retina HD display with True Tone, a 12MP f/1.8 camera with optical image stabilization, and IP67 certification for water and dust resistance.
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- Each fall, in September, Apple releases a new series of flagship smartphones.
- These often come at high prices and feature the latest technologies, with Apple offering high-end models and still high-end but more affordable models.
- In prior years iPhones usually stick around with lower price points as cheaper alternatives to the latest and greatest technology.
- Occasionally, Apple launches an iPhone like the low-cost iPhone SE outside of the regular fall timeline.
- Here the iPhone SE is not expected to receive any design changes this year, as the device will continue to resemble the current 2020 model, which mirrors the iPhone 8.
- Aimed at the 2022 model, the back of the device will remain glass to facilitate wireless charging, but it will not include MagSafe technology.
- Here the current iPhone SE features a 4.7-inch LCD screen with thick bezels and a Touch ID home button, making it Apple’s most modern iPhone to offer Touch ID still.
- Altogether other iPhones have transitioned to Face ID, and there are rumors that future low-cost iPhone versions will too, but not right now.
- The 5G connectivity is expected to be the main selling point of the new iPhone SE, and the device will become Apple’s most affordable 5G iPhone.
- The Apple’s lowest-priced 5G iPhone is the $599 iPhone 12 mini. And then the iPhone SE will be significantly cheaper if reports are correct.
- Here the device could be on par with Apple’s iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models in connection speeds.
- The fastest 5G mmWave speeds in the iPhone 13 lineup are limiting to the US. And that seems likely to be the case with the iPhone SE, should it support mmWave speeds.
- As per a more affordable device, Apple could limit it to sub-6GHz networks. But this seems unlikely given that 5G will be a core feature of the new iPhone SE.
A15 Bionic chip
- The present iPhone SE has an A13 Bionic chip. And the 2022 model is expecting to get a newer, faster chip.
- Most reports indicate that Apple plans to give the iPhone SE the A15 Bionic chip from the iPhone 13 lineup. Although we have heard a rumor that the device will get the A14 Bionic chip.
- When the current iPhone SE launched in 2020. It featured the same A13 chip used in the iPhone 11 lineup since the previous September.
- Thus, we could see the same situation in 2022 with the new iPhone SE adopting the A15.
- Here the A15 Bionic could offer the iPhone SE substantial improvements in performance and efficiency, most notably in battery life.
- The iPhone 13 mini benefited greatly from the A15’s improved efficiency in extending battery life.
- So similar improvements seem likely for the iPhone SE.