Everything You Need to Know About the New iPhone

How does the new iPhone SE stack up?

Apple just announced the launch of its "most powerful 4-inch phone ever", but some aren't so sure the iPhone SE will live up to the hype.

The new model is smaller with all the capabilities of an iPhone 6S, but are fans a bit fatigued by the constant launch of new models, without ironing out the same old creases. (Ahem, storage space and battery life!)

 

So will you be queuing up to purchase the latest and greatest iPhone? 

Here's what you need to know: 

Screen

The screen is four inches long with retina display.

The return to a screen that is smaller than the iPhone 6 models (4.7 inches) may be because many of us don't want to cart around a small computer for a phone, including the large Chinese Market, Tech Radar reports.

Speed

The iPhone SE will aim to have faster 4G and wifi capabilities.

Storage size

The phone is available in 16GB and 64GB. Same as your iPhone 6. 

Camera

The camera will be the same quality as the iPhone 6S - 12 megapixels at the back, and 1.2 megapixels on the front. I.e. Clear enough to use in place of a compact mirror while applying your make-up on the train.

Battery life

The big question wasn't really touched on at the launch. However, TheVerge estimates a 13-hour battery life. This is probably assuming you don't use any of its functions or load it with apps...

Weight

It's the lightest iPhone yet at a tiny 113 grams (0.25 pounds). 

Price

The iPhone SE will set you back a teeny, tiny $679 (16GB) or $829 (64GB). Admittedly, it's significantly cheaper than the iPhone 6S which sets you back at least $1,079. 

What it looks like...

Let's be honest, half of us are going to buy it for this reason anyway! All in all, it looks like an iPhone 5S but with extra colours.

The iPhone SE will come in "space grey", silver, gold and rose gold (pink).

When will it be available?

You can order your iPhone SE from Thursday, March 24.

 

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