Apple unveils new iPhone that is smaller, cheaper. Apple is releasing a new, cheaper version of its iPhone SE as it seeks to continue daily business due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The second generation iPhone SE matches Apple’s earlier version used for its smartphones between 2014 and 2017, complete with the traditional touch ID home button rather than facial recognition. It costs £419 in the UK, and $399 in the US.
The new phone is a follow-up to the 2016 entry-level iPhone SE that reused the iPhone 5S concept. The new iPhone SE is replacing the 2017 iPhone 8 which was the cheapest iPhone on sale until recently, costing £479 in the UK and $449 in the US.
The second-generation iPhone SE has an LCD screen with 4.7 in Retina HD, making it one of the few smaller smartphones available. The back, like the iPhone 8, is glass and has aluminum sides. It is water-resistant to IP67 requirements, with depths of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes, and Qi has wireless charging.
The latest 4G phone also has the newest A13 Bionic chip, matching that in the iPhone 11 series, which means the hardware inside the phone isn’t dated compared to the other existing iPhones.
It has a single 12-megapixel camera at the back, enabling 4K recording, and a front selfie camera of seven megapixels. It comes with at least 64 GB of storage, is available in 128 GB and 256 GB versions, and is available in black, white or red. It will be available for pre-order on Friday from 1 pm and ships in the UK on 24 April.
Recent sales statistics have consistently shown Apple’s cheapest £729 iPhone 11 edition to be the bestseller, having been responsible for raising the mobile cost limit past the £1,000 mark, with new versions such as the iPhone 11 Pro Max increasing it to £1,149 and upwards.
Apple is hoping that the cheaper and smaller iPhone will help drive new sales under the Covid-19 range and upgrades from older models, particularly those still using an iPhone 6 that is no longer updated.
“The new iPhone SE has the ability to push Apple’s iconic smartphone brand into the next phase of adoption. Its aggressive pricing would not only threaten the sales of new Android devices, but will likely also impact companies that refurbish and resell second-hand iPhones, said Ben Wood, CCS Insight’s head of research.
Apple would rely almost entirely on online sales and those through network operators, as it was forced on 14 March to close all of its retail stores outside China. Despite a year-on-year decline of about 20 percent, Apple’s iPhone sales in China bounced to 2.5 m in March, up more than three times from February according to government statistics as Chinese retailers resumed operations
But Wood warned: “Apple will wait nervously to see if the introduction of such an inexpensive and well-specified iPhone can make customers think twice about purchasing their premium flagship products which, depending on the model, can easily approach the cost of the new iPhone SE three times as much. History shows that iPhone customers seem happy to pay Apple’s premium product orders, but the current global economic turmoil threatens to question that assumption.
Boris Johnson accused of ‘stoking division and fear’ Prime Minister, Boris Johnson who recently recuperate from coronavirus has been accused of “stoking division and fear” after he claimed the Black Lives Matter protests had been “hijacked by extremists intent on violence”. Critics suggested the Boris Johnson was seeking a “culture war” to distract from his […]
George Floyd’s Public Memorial Service To Occur In Houston A public memorial service is presently being held in loving memory of George Floyd who passed on two weeks ago due to police brutality by officer Derek Chauvin, protests have been ongoing all over the nation demanding justice for George. A public funeral is presently ongoing […]
Iran To Press South Korea To Release Blocked Funds Iran called for South Korea to release billions of dollars frozen funds because of U.S. sanctions on Friday. “The ban on Iran’s use of its central bank resources to purchase basic goods, medicine and humanitarian products by South Korea is in no way appropriate, and we […]
Minister: 170 police officers die of coronavirus in Peru Interior Minister– In Peru at least 170 police officers have died after contracting coronavirus while enforcing the South American nation’s lockdown of the pandemic. As they enforced social distancing measures up to 10,000 officers have been infected with the deadly disease during Peru’s 12 weeks […]
Death toll from Tunisia migrant shipwreck rises to 54 The death toll of a boat carrying migrants off the Tunisian coast sinking has risen to 54 as more bodies have been recovered during rescue operations. The boat, heading for Italy’s coast on Saturday, sank off the Tunisian city of Sfax. Death toll from Tunisia migrant […]
Japan MPs pass record coronavirus budget Japan MPs pass record coronavirus budget, an emergency budget worth nearly $300 billion has been approved by the Japan’s powerful lower house of parliament on Wednesday, doubling the scales of measures to improve the world’s third-biggest economy after been tipped into recession due to coronavirus pandemic. Despite Japan’s […]
Mayweather Comes After Conor McGregor After Retirement Comment UFC fighter, Conor Mcgregor declares via his Instagram page that he has finally retired from fighting, the fighter who has declared his retirement three times for the past four years and usually ends up coming back to fight . However, he seems to be taking his decision […]
Virus deaths top 400,000 as Latin America infections rise With fatalities accelerating in Latin America, Europe emerges from its lockdown after trying to bring the deadly virus under control; however, the death toll from pandemic globally passed 400,000 on Sunday. Virus deaths top 400,000 as Latin America infections rise, Since the novel of the virus […]
El Chapo’s Sons Warns Those Violating Coronavirus Orders Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s children, Iván Archivaldo Guzmán and Jesús Alfredo Guzmán, are upholding coronavirus lockdown order in the Mexican city under their cartel’s control by undermining savagery on any individual who abuses the compulsory check in time. Iván and Jesús, otherwise called “Los Chapitos” or “Little […]
Romania in Spending Bind as Populists Battle Ratings Companies As populists push measures that risk a sovereign-credit downgrade to junk, Romania in Spending Bind as Populists Battle Ratings Companies The European nation which is in the eastern region has joined the rest of the continent in increasing public spending to ease the economic downturn caused […]
WHO: Public to wear face masks when unable to distance The World Health Organization (WHO) has prepared a list of Q&As to address common concerns, with COVID-19 becoming a global health threat and the novel coronavirus spreading to every continent except Antarctica, According to new guidance from the World Health Organization, individuals over 60 or […]
Beyonce Advice Protesters To Remain Aligned And Focused Beyonce advice protesters to remain aligned and focused, a lot have been going on in the united state for the past few weeks from lockdown protest to #blacklivesmatter protest, a lot of people keep coming out to protest daily against the brutal killing of George Floyd and […]
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.