Apple introduced the 4-inch iPhone SE, its first 4-inch iPhone since 2013, on March 21, 2016. Described as the “most powerful 4-inch iPhone ever,” the iPhone SE marries the design of the iPhone 5s with many internal components from the iPhone 6s, resulting in an affordable, highly capable device that’s available in a small package.
Design wise, the iPhone SE uses the same body as the iPhone 5s, but it includes a color-matched inset stainless steel Apple logo and matte chamfered edges, contrasting the shiny chamfered edges and standard logo of the iPhone 5s. The iPhone SE is available in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold.
The Apple iPhone SE is powered by A9 processor and it 16GB of internal storage cannot be expanded.Apple iPhone SE packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 1.2-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Apple iPhone SE runs iOS 9.3. It measures 123.80 x 58.60 x 7.66 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 113.00 grams.
The Apple iPhone SE is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.
Apple iPhone SE detailed specifications
|Release date||March 2016|
|Dimensions (mm)||123.80 x 58.60 x 7.66|
|Colours||Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold|
|Screen size (inches)||4.00|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||326|
|Operating System||iOS 9.3|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||NA|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.20|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
How to Buy
The iPhone SE became available for order from Apple’s online store starting on Thursday, March 24. Deliveries and in-store availability will start the following week, on Thursday, March 31.
Apple is offering the iPhone SE in two configurations: 16GB of storage for $399 and 64GB of storage for $499. With a two-year contract, the iPhone SE is available with $0 down, and using carrier financing, pricing starts at $13.30 per month.
With Apple’s Upgrade Program, pricing starts at $17 per month for 24 monthly device payments, but pricing is as low as $10 per month with Apple’s Trade Up with Installments program.
Initial launch countries include Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, US Virgin Islands and the US, with Apple planning to expand availability to additional countries starting in early April.