If you’ve ever wondered of an iPhone which has that nippy performance and still fits right into your palms (thats the actual reason why we got smartphones, but damn you Samsung!), you won’t have to wait longer. Apple’s much rumoured, one of the most hotly searched Internet topic — iPhone SE — is finally here.
The ‘let us loop you in’ event meant for the unveiling of Apple’s mini devices started off with a bang. Tim Cook started off by reminding us that Apple’s 40th birthday is on April 1. He then stated about the 1 billion Apple devices in use statistic.
And moved on to talk a little about the Apple vs FBI court trial. He said that the company wouldn’t hold back in any way when it came down to the privacy of millions. Following this, Lisa Jackson, went on to talk about Apple renew and the green ways that Apple is currently implementing and planning.
We then had Jeff Williams on stage to talk about ResearchKit and Health at Apple. We then had some great news about the Apple Watch and TV.
Let’s now get down to business. The iPhone SE is here!
The announcement started with Greg Joswiak stating that over 30 million people buy 4 inch iPhones because of its form factor.
We already knew a lot about the new iPhone thanks to the huge number of rumours that kept us entertained. Some might say the iPhone SE is a stripped down iPhone 6S while others might see it as an upgraded 5S. Whatever might be the case, the smartphone surely has a charm to it.
The SE features a 4-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels. These two together flaunt an excellent pixel density of 326 ppi. The smartphone is built over an Apple A9 chipset (64 bit) which is a dual-core CPU rated at 1.8 GHz with a complementary PowerVR GT7600 GPU. We also get the ‘Hey Siri’ functionality, thanks to the motion co-processor. It will come in either 16 or 64 GB storage with a gigabyte of RAM. The SE will be running iOS 9.3 out-of-the-box.
The shooter on this bad boy is an 12 MP iSight camera with True Tone Flash and a new image processor while the front of the phone houses a 5 MP FaceTime camera.
It comes in with LTE support that Apple clains is 50 percent faster than the iPhone 5S. The new phone also supports Live Photos. It is powered by a non-removable Li-Po battery rated at 1642 mAh. Other important specifications include TouchID, Secure Enclave and Apple Pay support via NFC.
The phone will hit stores in 100 countries (and yes, that includes India) by May itself.