Apple just revealed its newest iPhone yet – and an affordable one at that! The new Apple iPhone SE (2nd generation) is packed with upgrades and features compared to its predecessor and it’s even equipped with Apple’s most powerful chip: the A13 Bionic. The new iPhone SE will be available on 24 April and will retail for $399 (64GB), $499 (128GB) and $549 (256GB) but pre-orders will begin on Friday, 17 April.
The iPhone SE features an aerospace-grade aluminum body and durable glass design and comes in an all-black front and the familiar home button. It has a 4.7-inch Retina HD display that offers incredible color accuracy and supports HDR10 playback and Dolby vision. Unlike recent iPhone releases, the iPhone SE only comes with one front and one rear camera but they won’t disappoint because Apple claims that it’s12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture Wide camera is currently the best single camera system in an iPhone. Videos are also more immersive and the rear camera can capture videos in 4K up to 60fps.
Accidental spills are also not a problem for the iPhone SE – it has an IP67 water resistance rating and it’s also dust proof. Its built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery can let you watch up to 13 hours of video in a single charge. It supports wired and wireless charging (Qi chargers) and can charge up to 50% in 30 minutes with an 18W adapter or higher (sold separately).
“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. 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,” Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller said in a press release.
The 2020 iPhone SE comes in black, white, and red finishes and, according to its product page, every purchase of the red finish will contribute directly to the Global Fund to combat COVID-19.