Apple Announces New 4-Inch iPhone SE Starting at $399

Apple today announced the iPhone SE, a new 4-inch iPhone that boasts many of the same features as the company's larger iPhone 6s.

The iPhone SE features the A9 chip and the same embedded M9 motion co-processor as Apple's flagship 4.7-inch phone, for double the CPU performance of the iPhone 5s, which was Apple's last 4-inch handset. The new phone also packs the same graphics capabilities of the larger iPhone 6s, meaning it has three times faster GPU performance compared to the iPhone 5s.

The iPhone SE features Apple's latest 12-megapixel rear-facing iSight camera. Thanks to the improved camera, 63-megapixel panoramas can be captured and 4K video at 30 FPS is supported. The new handset also features a 1.2-megapixel front-facing FaceTime camera with a True Tone Retina Flash feature that lights up the display of the iPhone significantly more than usual, just before a photo is captured.

The iPhone SE features faster LTE and 802.11ac Wi-Fi at up to 150 Mbps and 433 Mbps respectively. The device supports up to 19 LTE bands and also comes with iOS 9.3, Apple Pay, VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling, new microphones, Live Photos support, always-on "Hey Siri" voice activation, and improved battery life.

The iPhone SE will be available to order from March 24 and begin shipping on March 31. First wave launch countries include the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

Prices begin at $399 for the 16GB version, while the 64GB version will cost $499. A two-year contract is free for the 16GB version and financing starts at $17/month for the same model. Four colors are available with matte chamfered edges: Silver, Gold, Space Gray, and Rose Gold.

The new iPhone SE will be available in over 100 countries by the end of May.

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48 months ago
No 128GB.

Same giant bezels.

Wish Apple would give us a flagship 4" iPhone. Hanging onto my iPhone 5 for another year. :(

This keynote...protruding camera on the iPad? Ridiculous. Starting with 15 minutes of research and health was worthy, but incredibly boring. Only Phil Schiller exuded any appreciable enthusiasm. The Apple Watch is obviously selling badly; no sales figures and a 20% price drop. The iPad has been increased in price by 20%; just what is needed in the face of 8 quarters of plummeting sales. Shares are down post-keynote.

I find the death of Apple painful to watch. All good things come to an end, I guess. I'm grateful to Steve Jobs and all who worked with him for his amazing products.
Rating: 42 Votes
48 months ago
This design looks incredibly better than the iPhone 6/6S/Plus styling.
Rating: 37 Votes
48 months ago
My new iPhone right there.
Rating: 31 Votes
48 months ago
$399 is unprecedented for Apple. I'm totally shocked.
Rating: 26 Votes
48 months ago

Why would I buy a phone that's externals were designed in 2014, in 2016? Going backwards.

Because the old design is far superior to the new design?
Rating: 23 Votes
48 months ago
That's awesome, you gotta respect Apple. They can release a phone with bezels from 5 years ago and consumers will eat it up, pure genius. I wonder if consumers don't realize how much larger of a screen they should have with today's technology.
Rating: 22 Votes
48 months ago
$399? $50 less than an iPhone 5s with only a couple of drawbacks? We have a winner :)
Rating: 21 Votes
48 months ago
Once an elegant Apple product line slowly turning into a mess. Pro, SE, Plus, with 3D touch, without 3D touch, with Live Photos, without, this autumn with 2 cameras and with a single one... Want a smaller phone with all the features? Nope. Go get the huge one.
Rating: 18 Votes
48 months ago
Count me in. 64GB Space Grey.
Rating: 17 Votes
48 months ago
Wow. Can we all admit this is an excellent price, especially considering the same specs in a bigger package is $150 more?
I will be selling my 6 and getting this

edit: sorry about the double post. the forums were overloaded!
Rating: 16 Votes

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