After months of speculation, leaks and behind the scenes muttering, the iPhone SE is now official. The iPhone SE’s impact has been much lower than previous iPhone handsets. Yet Apple pitched this as an iPhone that could do the same as the current flagships, with the same specifications, and the same potential.
The data shows a lower adoption rate for the iPhone SE when compared to the Apple iPhone 6 series, the Apple iPhone 6s series, the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c.
The new 4-inch iPhone has been well received in European markets like the U.K. and France where the phone's adoption rate hit 1%. That is the same adoption rate for the device in Canada and Hong Kong. At .4%, the U.S. is taking in the iPhone SE at the same pace as the world average while unfortunately India is no were in the list Oops!
The iPhone SE is powered by the same A9 chipset that drives the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus. It also has the same 12MP rear snapper found on the iPhone 6s, and even includes Live Photos despite the lack of 3D Touch. The Touch ID sensor is from the previous generation.
Apple’s Tim Cook admitted iPhone sales would decline during the quarter, but assured investors it wouldn’t be too dramatic. Still, the iPhone’s Q1 foible left it with reduced market share, according to TrendForce — 14.4% versus 20% in 2015.