Apple’s New iPhone SE Delivers Exactly What Users of iPhone 5s Wanted

With an enhanced camera and better processing speed, the Apple new iPhone SE offers betters specs within the same size

Apple New iPhone SE Delivers Exactly What Users of iPhone 5s Wanted

There is something very familiar about the new iPhone SE. This is because it offers the same form factor of the iPhone that users have carried with them for many years.

There are only a few minor external differences between the latest Apple iPhone SE and the iPhone 5s. In fact, the differences will only be visible if someone is making a very keen review of the external specs. A most dedicated iPhone user may also notice them but a layman is sure to miss them altogether.

The new iPhone was revealed by the vice president of product marketing Greg Joswiak at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. The back of the new iPhone SE has a very different kind of finish. Moreover, the Apple logo is shinier. The ‘SE’ is engraved with matte-chamfered edges.

If the iPhone SE is put inside a casing, no one will guess that it is the gadget which people have been waiting for quite some time now. If you are a person who likes to show off their cell phones, you should not get this one. The new iPhone SE features an old look but it works better than the best iPhones that have been released till now.

The new iPhone SE features the same M9 microchip which offers the same processing speed as the iPhone 6s. Most of the other features of the phone are also the same. Security is enhanced by Touch ID whereas the phone is also compatible with Apple Pay.

With the arrival of each new iPhone, the discussion always inevitably turns towards its camera. This is simply because most of the iPhone owners use it in conjunction with their social media accounts where they regularly post pictures taken from their cell phones.

The rear camera of the new iPhone SE is brilliant. It offers 12 megapixels shooting in Live Photos format embedding video into each still photograph. The Apple new iPhone is the most preferred choice of all those people who are not interest in an Apple phablet or the iPhone 6s or the iPhone 6s Plus.

The new iPhone SE also does not offer the 3D Touch feature, however, if you are switching from your iPhone 5S, you will never miss this feature.

At the end of the day, the new iPhone SE caters to the need of all those Apple users who were happy with the size of the iPhone 5s, but wanted it to be faster and more powerful. With a more enhanced camera, the new iPhone SE is exactly what they wanted.

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Greg Helms

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