The new iPhone SE – Smaller but better!


From small to big, and now back to small. It seems that Apple heard the complaints of its fanboys and girls by shrinking their products – in sizes and in prices.

The key takeaways from March 2016 Keynote Apple special event were the announcements of the new iPhone SE and price cuts for the Apple Watch.

This announcement likely brought wide smiles for existing Apple users, and even more so for prospective Apple buyers. Here’s why:

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The new iPhone SE

Before iPhone SE, the cheapest iPhone for the latest model was S$1,048 for an iPhone 6s 16GB. We’ve said it before, and we’d say it again: That’s a lot of money for a phone!

It’s not just the price that the detractors have to say about the new iPhone, it’s also the size.

This group of people would be happy to find out that Apple has the perfect solution or both complaints. The iPhone SE – a 4-inch iPhone with an affordable price.

Set to be available for sale on March 31, 2016, the iPhone SE is priced from S$658 for 16GB and S$828 for 64GB.

That’s S$390 cheaper than the iPhone 6s 16GB!

Although it is so much cheaper, the iPhone SE retains the main specifications from its bigger brothers. It uses the same A9 chip and M9 motion coprocessor, as iPhone 6s. It also comes with Retina display with a pixel density of 326 ppi so the reduced screen size doesn’t mean reduced quality.

For the Instagram addicts, you will be happy to know that the iPhone SE has the same camera as the 6s, which is a 12-megapixel iSight camera that’s capable of recording 4K video and shooting Live Photos.

Not forgetting for all selfie lovers, you can now say goodbye to your blurry selfies as the iPhone SE has a brand new 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera with retina flash.

In short, if you were hanging on to your old iPhone 5S due to its size you can now dump it for the SE, which is faster in speed and performance plus it has better battery life to boot!

Why dump it you may ask? Because it’s an iPhone 6S in a 5S design and finally with an affordable price that is worth every penny.

What do you think?