Today's Apple special event had more than expected announcements. And he arrived: meet the iPhone SE, new 4 inch device.
Executive Greg Joswiak was responsible for advertising the smartphone. He cited that consumers love iPhones 6s / 6s Plus, but Apple knows that many still prefer smaller ones. In 2015, more than 30 million 4-inch iPhones were sold! People still buy smaller iPhones because 1. they prefer smaller phones, and 2. because many people's first iPhone is more affordable.
Because of this, Apple will not only keep the 4-inch device in its line as it tried to renew it entirely at least from the inside, since the design is the same as the iPhone 5s, with the arrival of the new pink gold color. There are small adjustments, such as modified chamfers and the rear aluminum apple, but we are basically talking about the same look.
Internally, the iPhone SE all modernized with the 64-bit A9 chip and the M9 coprocessor. It has the same processing power as the iPhone 6s almost twice as much as the iPhone 5s. Its graphic performance is three times higher. The M9 coprocessor is always on, allowing users to activate Siri by voice even without being plugged in.
Apple also made battery enhancements for the iPhone SE and included the same 12-megapixel iPhone 6s iSight camera with flash. True Tone. Panoramic photos reach 63 megapixels, the videos are shot in 4K resolution and it also has support for Live Photos. At the front, the FaceTime HD camera also gains the Retina flash with the device's screen just like the iPhones 6s / 6s Plus.
IPhone SE also incorporates the latest wireless technologies, such as 4G (LTE) and very fast Wi-Fi. The iPhone SE Touch ID can now also be used for Apple Pay, thanks to a new NFC chip built into the device. As always, Apple also cited the environmentally friendly aspects of the iPhone SE, being the most powerful 4-inch smartphone ever.
In the United States, the 16GB iPhone SE costs $ 399 (below expectations, by the way); the 64GB will cost US $ 499. In two-year contracts, he leaves for free. The iPhones 6/6 Plus and the 6s / 6s Plus are on sale, of course, but the iPhone 5s is out of line. In some countries (Brazil and Portugal are not on the list), orders for the iPhone SE will be accepted as of 3/24 and will be delivered as of 3/31.
Changing the subject to the iOS 9.3 (which has new features such as Night Shift, which detects when it’s getting dark at the user’s site and removes blue light from the screen, protected notes, more information on the Sade app, improvements in News and CarPlay, and news for the education sector), the company said it will be available today .