• Apple announces 4" iPhone SE with A9 CPU, same design as iPhone 5s


    Calling it the most powerful 4-inch phone ever, Apple on Monday officially announced the iPhone SE, a refresh for its smallest form factor, giving it the latest-generation 64-bit A9 processor and 12-megapixel iSight camera.



    The iPhone SE features the same matte chamfered edges found on the iPhone 5s. But inside it's been vastly upgraded, including all of the camera improvements already found in the iPhone 6s, such as Focus Pixels, True Tone flash, and panorama capabilities up to 63 megapixels.

    The real star of the show, though, is the A9 processor, which doubles the performance of the A7 chip found in the iPhone 5s. It also allows for longer battery life and always-listening "Hey Siri" functionality.

    The iPhone SE also includes support for Apple Pay, with a dedicated NFC chip and integrated Touch ID home button.

    The iPhone SE will cost just $399 for 16 gigabytes, making it the cheapest new iPhone Apple has sold. a 64-gigabyte model will run $499.

    Preorders will start this Thursday, March 24, and it will launch the next week on March 31. It will be in more than 100 countries by the end of May, and comes in a new rose gold color, matching the rest of Apple's lineup.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple announces 4" iPhone SE with A9 CPU, same design as iPhone 5s started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      The part mentioning battery life was skimmed over hard and I totally missed it. Anybody catch the battery life graphic?
    1. Purple Minion's Avatar
      Purple Minion -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiderManAPV View Post
      The part mentioning battery life was skimmed over hard and I totally missed it. Anybody catch the battery life graphic?
      It looks like a roughly 20% improvement. Probably due to the more efficient processor and the fact Apple chose to not make the case thinner—it's a miracle!

      Click here for iPhone SE battery article on PhoneArena
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      What about ram
    1. Purple Minion's Avatar
      Purple Minion -
      Quote Originally Posted by iYeow View Post
      What about ram
      Who cares? iOS isn't inefficient like Android, and the screen is 4", so it doesn't need any more RAM.
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by iYeow View Post
      What about ram
      Sources say 1GB compared to 2GB on the iPhone 6S
      iPhone SE vs. iPhone 6s vs. iPhone 5s graphic comparison | BGR
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      I will pass
    1. lilpetabread's Avatar
      lilpetabread -
      Quote Originally Posted by Caiden Spencer View Post
      Calling it the most powerful 4-inch phone ever, Apple on Monday officially announced the iPhone SE, a refresh for its smallest form factor, giving it the latest-generation 64-bit A9 processor and 12-megapixel iSight camera.
      What is the deal with you starting a sentence like this: "Apple on Monday announced..."?

      Shouldn't it be "On Monday, Apple announced..."?

      I'm not trying to nitpick at all, it just burns my eyes to read an article that starts off that way.

      It's like me saying, "the grocery store on Monday I went to get chicken." It's just not right, and to start an article off like that, it's just unpleasing to the eyes.
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilpetabread View Post
      What is the deal with you starting a sentence like this: "Apple on Monday announced..."?

      Shouldn't it be "On Monday, Apple announced..."?

      I'm not trying to nitpick at all, it just burns my eyes to read an article that starts off that way.

      It's like me saying, "the grocery store on Monday I went to get chicken." It's just not right, and to start an article off like that, it's just unpleasing to the eyes.
      Thank you for your feedback, it's been noted for future articles. Keep reading!
    1. rolandgabor's Avatar
      rolandgabor -
      Bo-o-ring. The greatest phone ever, fastest iOS ever, biggest camera ever, best processor ever, best chip ever, best Siri ever, greatest ever. Let's re package an old model put absolutely no storage to support the 12 mp and 4K video and sell it as the best invention ever.
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