Apple Unveils New, Affordable iPhone SE Model That Doesn’t Look Much Like the Beloved Original

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Budget-minded Apple fans who despise large smartphones have been clamoring for an update to the iPhone SE, and it’s finally here. Today, Apple announced the second-generation model, which features a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, A13 Bionic chip, and Touch ID. Unfortunately, the new iPhone SE doesn’t take a lot of design cues from the original – it’s merely a shrunken version of the iPhone 8 that comes in three colors: black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED.

“The first iPhone SE was a hit with many customers who loved its unique combination of small size, high-end performance and affordable price; the new second-generation iPhone SE builds on that great idea and improves on it in every way — including our best-ever single-camera system for great photos and videos — while still being very affordable,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

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“iPhone SE features the industry-leading performance of A13 Bionic that enables great battery life, takes stunning Portrait mode and Smart HDR photos, shoots amazing videos with stereo audio, is great for games and super fast web surfing, and is built with the same industry-leading security features our customers expect. We can’t wait to get iPhone SE into customers’ hands.”

The iPhone SE comes in three storage options, 64 GB, 128 GB, and 258 GB, which cost $399, $449, and $549, respectively. Pre-orders will open this Friday, April 17. Those who purchase the (PRODUCT)RED version will see a portion of their money go toward Global Fund’s newly established COVID-19 Response for providing funding to countries in need of PPE, diagnostics treatment, and other aid.

Tsing Mui
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