Apple announced the second-generation iPhone SE, a powerful new iPhone featuring a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, paired with Touch ID for industry-leading security. It will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, April 17, starting at just $399 (US), and comes in three colors: black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED.
iPhone SE is powered by the Apple-designed A13 Bionic, the fastest chip in a smartphone, to handle the most demanding tasks. iPhone SE also features the best single-camera system ever in an iPhone, which unlocks the benefits of computational photography including Portrait mode, and is designed to withstand the elements with dust and water resistance.
The 4.7-inch Retina HD display with True Tone adjusts the white balance to match the ambient light for a more natural, paper-like viewing experience. The vibrant wide color gamut Retina HD display offers incredible color accuracy, and supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 playback. iPhone SE uses Haptic Touch for Quick Actions – such as animating Live Photos, previewing messages, rearranging apps and more – as well as contextual menus.
The iPhone SE also features the Home button, designed with sapphire crystal to be durable and to protect the sensor, and a steel ring to detect a user’s fingerprint for Touch ID. Personally, I like having Touch ID on my iPhone 6, and would want my next phone to have it, too.
The coolest thing about the iPhone SE is the A13 Bionic (which was released with iPhone 11 and iPhone 13). It is the fastest chip ever in a smartphone and provides unparalleled performance for every task iPhone SE handles. Apple says it is perfect for photography, gaming and augmented reality experiences.
I have three games that I play on my iPhone, and I’m interested in seeing how the iPhone SE handles Pokémon GO. Apple says the A13 Bionic enables great battery life for iPhone SE, which means gamers will be able to play longer without having to stop and recharge their phone.