The Apple iPhone SE has officially been launched by the Cupertino company.
Apple says that 4-inch iPhones are still very popular, and that its users have been asking it to retain the size variant, which is why the new device has been launched.
The new iPhone SE is powered by a 64-bit A9 processor, running on iOS 9.3 and always-on "Hey Siri", voice command. The CPU is A9 2x faster than the 5s, and so is the GPU which is 3x faster. The phone has a Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the home button, and supports Apple Pay. The payment service is available in USA, UK, Canada, Australia and China.
The iPhone SE has a 12 megapixel iSight camera which supports Live photos and 4K video recording. Apple took a jab at Google's Android Marshmallow which runs on just 2% of devices, compared to iOS 9 which now runs on 80% of iPhones since the operating system was released in Fall 2015.
Apple iPhone SE Technical Specifications:
- 64-bit A9 chip
- M9 motion coprocessor
- Always-on’Hey Siri'
- Improved battery life
- Faster LTE, Voice over LTE,
- Faster Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi calling
- Bluetooth 4.2
- iOS 9.3
- 12MP iSight camera - Focus Pixels, Retina Flash, Live Photos, 63MP panoramas,4K video,1080p up to 60 fps, Slo-mo up to 240 fps
- New microphones
- Apple Pay
Price and availability:
The Apple iPhone Se has been priced at $399 for the 16GB model, and at $499 for the 64GB model. That is about Rupees 26,546 and 33,200 respectively.
Apple will begin taking orders from March 24th, and the device will be available in the following Countries initially: (from March 31st)
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- United Kingdom
- United States
By the end of May, the iPhone SE will be available in 110 Countries.
Oh and as a bonus, Apple has lashed the price of the Apple Watch which now starts at just $299.