Featuring A9 Chip, Advanced 12-Megapixel iSight Camera & Apple Pay
Apple today introduced iPhone SE with a four-inch display, in a compact aluminum design that has been updated with matte-chamfered edges, a color-matched stainless steel Apple logo, and four gorgeousÃ‚Â metallic finishes, including rose gold.
iPhone SE offers exceptional performance with the same 64-bit A9 chip offered in iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s PlusÃ‚Â for blazing fast speeds, longer battery life, faster wireless, a 12-megapixel iSightÃ‚Â® camera featuring Live Photos and 4K video, and Touch ID withÃ‚Â Apple Pay.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“iPhone SE is an exciting new idea Ã¢â‚¬â€ we started with a beloved, iconic design and reinvented it from the inside out. The result is the most beautifulÃ‚Â and powerful phone with a four-inch display in the world,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Philip Schiller, AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“iPhone SE isÃ‚Â packed with a stunning four-inch Retina display, advanced 64-bit A9 chip with M9 motion co-processor, longer battery life, 12-megapixel iSightÃ‚Â camera with True Tone flash, Live Photos, 4K video, faster LTE and Wi-Fi, and Touch ID with Apple Pay. Everyone who wants a smaller phone is goingÃ‚Â to love iPhone SE.Ã¢â‚¬Â
iPhone SE takes a beloved iPhone design and reinvents it from the inside out, giving customers a powerful, full-featured iPhone no matter whichÃ‚Â model they choose. The 64-bit A9 chip, introduced in iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, offers iPhone SE customers two times faster CPU and three timesÃ‚Â faster GPU performance compared to iPhone 5s, all with gains in energy efficiency for improved battery life.
M9, AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s next-generation motionÃ‚Â coprocessor, is integrated into A9 allowing more features to run all the time at lower power, including Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hey SiriÃ¢â‚¬Â without having to pick up yourÃ‚Â iPhone, and a range of fitness tracking capabilities like measuring your steps and distance.
iPhone SE users can browse, download and stream contentÃ‚Â even faster with Wi-Fi up to three times and LTE up to 50 percent faster than iPhone 5s. Ã‚Â iPhone SE also includes more LTE bands for betterÃ‚Â worldwide roaming and supports Voice over LTE and Wi-Fi calling for high-quality wideband calls.
With an easy-to-use interface, amazing features, and security at its core, iOS 9 is the foundation of iPhone SE and brings powerful built-in apps likeÃ‚Â Messages, FaceTime, Photos, Music and Maps to iPhone users. iOS 9 also brings more intelligence to iPhone SE with proactive assistance, powerfulÃ‚Â search, improved Siri features, and a new Night Shift feature that uses your iPhone SEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s clock and geolocation to automatically adjust the colors inÃ‚Â the display to the warmer end of the spectrum after dark and may even help you get a better nightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sleep.
All of these innovations are packed into a light and compact phone designed to fit comfortably in your hand, crafted from bead-blasted aluminumÃ‚Â for a satin-like finish, refined matte-chamfered edges, a new color-matched stainless steel inset Apple logo and a brilliant four-inch RetinaÃ‚Â® display.
iPhone SE has an advanced 12-megapixel iSight camera featuring Focus Pixel technology for fast focusing, an Apple-designed image signal processor,Ã‚Â advanced noise reduction, third-generation local tone mapping and better face detection, all resulting in sharper, more detailed photos like the onesÃ‚Â shot on iPhone 6s. With Live Photos on iPhone SE, customers can go beyond snapshots to capture moments in motion and relive unforgettableÃ‚Â memories with sound. Live Photos are beautiful 12-megapixel photos that, with just a touch, reveal the moments immediately before and after theÃ‚Â shot was taken, so users can enjoy a living memory rather than an instant frozen in time.
Additional camera advancements include:
- The ability to shoot HD video with support for 4K at a resolution of 3840 x 2160. After capturing 4K video, customers can edit on a Mac, PC orÃ‚Â iPad, and with the latest version of iMovie on iPhone, can even edit two simultaneous streams of 4K on iPhone SE.
- Retina Flash, which momentarily makes the display three times brighter with True ToneÃ‚Â® lighting technology, for wonderfully bright selfies in lowÃ‚Â light with the FaceTime HD camera.
- Features introduced with iPhone 6s, including up to 63-megapixel panorama photos, video capture up to 60fps for 1080p video and 240fps for slo-mo, time-lapse with video stabilization and cinematic video stabilization.
Pricing & Availability
- iPhone SE will be available in space gray, silver, gold and rose gold metallic finishes in 16GB and 64GB models starting at $399 (US) / Ã‚Â£359 UK from AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â retail stores,Ã‚Â Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers, or for 24 monthly payments starting at $17 (US) exclusively at AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s retailÃ‚Â stores in the US. As part of the newly-announced Trade Up with Installments program at Apple stores in the US, customers can also purchaseÃ‚Â iPhone SE for as low as $10/month for 24 months.
- Customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, US Virgin Islands and theÃ‚Â US will be able to order iPhone SE beginning Thursday, March 24, with availability beginning Thursday, March 31.
- iPhone SE will be available in early April in Albania, Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,Ã‚Â Finland, Greece, Guernsey, Jersey, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,Ã‚Â Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,Ã‚Â Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and UAE.
- Apple-designed accessories including leather cases in black and midnight blue will be available for $39 (US), and Lightning Docks in color-matched metallic finishes are currently available from AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s retail stores andÃ‚Â Apple.comÃ‚Â for $49 (US).
- Every customer who buys iPhone SE from Apple will be offered free Personal Setup, in-store or online, to help them customize their iPhone byÃ‚Â setting up email, showing them new apps from the App Store and more.
- Anyone who wants to learn more about iPhone SE or iOS 9 can register for the free workshops offered at every Apple StoreÃ‚Â®.
|Screen Size||4 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1136×640 (326ppi)|
|Processor||64-bit Apple A9|
|Coprocessor||M9 motion coprocessor|
|Rear Camera||12MP, BSI, digital image stabilization, 1.22Ã‚Âµ pixels, Ã†â€™/2.2, phase detection focus pixels, True Tone Flash, 4K 30fps, 1080p 60fps, slo-mo 240fps|
|Front Camera||1.2MP, Ã†â€™/2.4, 720p, burst mode|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Ambient light, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Infrared, Proximity|
|Battery||14 hour talk time, 13 LTE browsing|
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