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iPhone SE released: All you need to know about Apple's new 4in phone

Alphr logo Alphr 22-03-2016 Curtis Moldrich

After months of rumours, Apple has unveiled the next iPhone - but it’s not the iPhone 7. Instead, Apple has released the iPhone SE, a 4in smartphone with all the specs of the iPhone 6s. The iPhone SE will be available to order on March 24th, and will start at $399.

Apple hopes the iPhone SE’s lower price will be able to secure more sales in countries like China, and capture the lower-end of the market - usually occupied by budget handsets. Of course, the iPhone SE will also have a smaller screen, so it will also appeal to those who find the current iPhone’s 4.7in display on the large side.

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iPhone SE: Specs

The iPhone SE looks almost identical to the iPhone 5s, but inside it’s much more like the iPhone 6s - Apple’s current flagship. Apple has shoe-horned a 64bit A9 chip, and combined it with the M9 co-processor, so the iPhone SE will be able to track your movements throughout the day. The result? The Apple iPhone SE might look like the iPhone 5s, but it has double the processing power. And three times the graphics performance.

iPhone SE: Camera

As you’d expect, Apple has also given the iPhone 5s’ camera a huge overhaul - and brought it into line with its current flagship. That means Apple has crammed in a 12MP iSight camera long with Focus Pixels and a new image signal processor. At the same time, the iPhone SE also has True Tone Flash - so pictures using the flash should look more natural than they would otherwise.

Interestingly, Apple has brought some features to the iPhone SE that we really thought would be exclusive to the iPhone 6s. Apple is giving the iPhone SE Live Photos as well as Retina Flash - a feature which uses the screen to make your selfies brighter in low-light. The iPhone SE will also be able to take Panoramas of up to 63MP.

Apple says the iPhone SE will also come with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, so should be good for speeds as well as 433Mbps - again around three times the speed of the now dinosaur-like iPhone SE. 

iPhone SE: Connectivity

Apple says the iPhone SE will also come with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, so should be good for speeds as well as 433Mbps - again around three times the speed of the now dinosaur-like iPhone SE.

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In Pics: Apple iPhone SE launch event

Apple iPhone SE launch event in Cupertino, California: Apple iPhone SE announced with 4-inch display and A9 chip. The iPhone SE is similar in most aspect to the iPhone 6S, except for its size. (Source: Express photo by Nandagopal Rajan) Apple iPhone SE launch event in Cupertino, California

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