After much speculation about its release, Apple has unveiled its new iPhone SE. The SE is planned to be the cheaper Apple smartphone option for those who can’t afford the hefty iPhone 11 price tag.
With a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, TouchID commonly found in Apple phones, in an iPhone 8 design.
While all other specs are lower than the flagship smartphones, including a less powerful camera with one lens rather than the now popular dual-lens configuration, the phone is still run with the Apple-designed A13 Bionic chip.
“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,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
Available in black, white and red, the phone will be available for pre-order from Friday, 17 April and available on 24 April. It will retail at $399 (around R7,500) which is significantly cheaper than most iPhones sitting around the R15,000 mark.
This is a triumphant return for Apple, who are returning their factories to full working order in China after the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close.