Finally, today Apple launched it’s much-rumored iPhone SE in the launch event at Cupertino HQ, and Apple is going with its catchphrase “A big step for small”, well it looks like this phone is much of a hybrid which has come out from some of Apple’s previous best product lines, taking the specifications from its current flagship and morphing them into a design and size of the Iphone5 series, that is what Apple has done here, maybe that SE in the name stands for the smaller edition, you never know iPhone SE might actually mean, iPhone 6s (small edition) because that’s what it is.
This phone has a 4-inch form factor, and it has come out in the middle of Apple’s yearly phone launch cycle just before the iPhone 7 was about to hit the shelf, iPhone SE is a move by Apple to create a more affordable phone in order to capitalize on growing markets like India and China. The 4-inch form factor is handier and still preferred by many users and Apple has packed this device with the best specifications it could have before the iPhone 7 release, the device holds Apple’s fastest chip A9, a 12MP camera, in the keynote Apple said that it’s the best specifications for any 4-inch device out there. A detailed spec list is given below.
Display: Retina display 4‑inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display, 1136‑by‑640‑pixel resolution at 326 PPI
Chip: A9 chip with 64‑bit architecture, Embedded M9 motion coprocessor, 2Gb RAM
iSight Camera: 12‑megapixel iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels, True Tone flash,
Panorama (up to 63 megapixels),ƒ/2.2 aperture
4K video recording (3840 by 2160) at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
Front Camera: 1.2‑megapixel photos,720p HD video recording, Retina Flash,ƒ/2.4 aperture
Sensors: Touch ID fingerprint sensor, Three‑axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Operating System: iOS 9
iPhone SE starts at $399 for 16GB and $499 for 64GB version . Orders will begin on March 24th, 2016 and the phone will be available on March 31st in the US. So please let us know what do you think about this device? Will it help Apple in emerging markets or it’s a wrong road taken just before the iPhone 7 release, do let us know.