Monday, 21 March 2016

Apple unveils the iPhone SE and calls it to be most powerful 4-inch phone ever

So Finally Apple took the curtain off from the Apple 4-inch iPhone SE on Monday afternoon in the US. It looks nearly identical to the iPhone 5, but there are some key differences that makes it equally good as new iPhone 6s.

The iPhone SE features the A9 processor and M9 motion coprocessor — the same chips inside of the iPhone 6s. Apple stresses that it’s just as powerful as the iPhone 6s as well, and it can even respond to hands-free “Hey Siri” questions.

“The most powerful 4-inch phone ever,” as Apple calls it, now comes upgraded with 12-megapixel iSight camera with focus pixels, True Tone flash, a new image signal processor and panoramas up to 63-megapixels. It can shoot 4K video, 1080p up to 60 fps and slo-mo up to 240 fps.

Other improvements include improved battery life, faster LTE (and Voice over LTE), faster Wi-Fi (and Wi-Fi calling), Bluetooth 4.2, new microphones and Apple Pay compatibility. It’ll also run iOS 9.3 out of the box.

Now the most important aspect of Apple iPhone SE that is its price, it will retail starting at $399 (Rs 26,000) for the 16GB model and $499 (Rs 30,000) for the 64GB model. If we talked about India pricing so it can be around Rs 30,000 for 16GB after taxation and Rs 35,000 for 64GB. 

You’ll be able to preorder the iPhone SE starting this Thursday, March 24th, and the phone will be available on store shelves on March 31st.