A Look At Apple's New Second Generation iPhone SE

Apple released a new base-model iPhone today. With a low price and powerful processor, this is a great phone for anyonelooking to get an inexpensive iPhone that will last for years.

Comments: 35 Responses to “A Look At Apple's New Second Generation iPhone SE”

    Will
    6 months ago

    My wife has the old SE so the new one may be just the thing for her

    Doug
    6 months ago

    Will definitely be upgrading the wife’s old iPhone 7 to this phone! It is just what she is looking for!

    nick
    6 months ago

    I have an SE now and love the size. I remember Steve Jobs talking about being able to access the whole screen without moving the anchoring position of the thumb, and for me, who use the iPhone very infrequently throughout the day, the size is perfect. Was hoping the new SE would have been the same size.

    Jeff
    6 months ago

    I have a 7 and given the apps I use, limited camera use, and that is has the capability to have two phone numbers (one for biz and one for personal), I’m leaning toward the SE Gen2. I noticed you didn’t mention to two phone line capability and very little is available on carrier pricing for the second line or how to go about getting feature. I’m trusting that more information will be forth coming. Thanks and keep up your great work!

    6 months ago

    Jeff: Do you mean the dual SIM feature? That’s been around for a couple of generations of iPhone now. Apple has info on it here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209044

    Ann Cornell
    6 months ago

    I assume it doesn’t have a headphone jack. Therefore I will keep my 6. I just can’t do earbuds.

    Roger
    6 months ago

    I have been thinking of replacing my iPhone 6 in the next year or two. Currently the iPhone SE would be at the top of my list.

    DR SUDHIR PHADKE
    6 months ago

    i have been waiting for the iphone se for last 1 year.and the package that is coming looks wonderful.i hope it comes to indian market soon.

    Anne
    6 months ago

    I currently have an SE and I love it! I am not a ‘power user’ of cell phones, so I like to have the best quality for what I need without a whole lot of expense and extra things I’ll never use. I sort of wish the new one was available in the smaller size of what I have, but that’s just because I really like the case I have now lol. Thanks for the review!!

    Tony
    6 months ago

    I have been using a iPhone 6 since they came out, I was going to upgrade 2 years ago but decided to keep it when Apple replaced my battery for $30…Now this phone really hits all my requirements I like the size and all the features as for the camera being not up to par with the 11… Since I’ve been happy with the old 6 all these years this SE will be most acceptable for my needs. This will be my 4th iPhone all Black this time I will go for the RED

    Beatrice Stevens
    6 months ago

    Can’t wait to get mine.

    Robert
    6 months ago

    When I first saw the phone advertised, I was excited. However, I have an iPhone 11 Pro Max. I like the idea of having a smaller phone, but not sure if I could get used to the smaller screen. I will wait until they are on display in a store.

    Kendall Furlong
    6 months ago

    Currently, I rent an X but will almost certainly go to the new SE.

    6 months ago

    Ann: No. None of the iPhones on sale now do. Just use the adapter and use the headphones you like. Or get any bluetooth headphones you like.

    Ben
    6 months ago

    I have been using an iPhone SE since it was first introduced. The main reason I liked it was the size. Seems Apple just can’t resist making BIGGER STUFF? While the bigger device has some nice features, it will not fit in my shirt pocket, or the man bag I carry daily. I think I will stick with my present one until it dies, and I’m forced to buy another. Then again, maybe Apple will realize the folly of their ways and offer, at least, one normal sized phone? If I need BIG.., I have my iPad.

    Jean
    6 months ago

    Many thanks , this is exactly what I’ve been looking for; have loved the size of my 5SE for years

    Keith
    6 months ago

    Thanks for the information I am definitely interested.

    Art
    6 months ago

    Gary: Do you have a link to the adapter you suggested to Ann? Thx.

    6 months ago

    Art: I’m talking about the one that comes with the iPhone. This one: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MMX62AM/A/lightning-to-35-mm-headphone-jack-adapter

    Cameron
    6 months ago

    My wife is still using an original iPhone SE, and has been holding out for this release.

    joe miles
    6 months ago

    Gary: We have never had an iphone and maybe the time is here when we should have one. We are old but would love to stay feeling younger. With a little luck we might manage one but the cost seems enormous with the phone price etc. What extras do we need? I don’t have cell and wife has a tracfone.

    Dean Gugler
    6 months ago

    I still have my SE. I have replace the battery one time and will again when needed if the phone is still working. I do not like the larger sizes and might even buy a smaller one if it were offered.

    6 months ago

    Joe: Well this new iPhone SE may be good for you if you want an iPhone at a low cost. You can get by with maybe just a cheap case ($10-$20). You don’t really need anything else.

    Dave
    6 months ago

    I’ve held off replacing my 7 because it still works well, and I kind of like the home button and the size. I’ve been thinking about the 11Pro for the camera, but I’m intrigued.

    Bob L
    6 months ago

    Is the camera as good as the iPhone 8?

    6 months ago

    Bob. At least. They both have very similar camera hardware. If they differ, the new SE would be slightly higher quality I would assume. But the iPhone SE with a much better processor would also have the upper hand as that allows for more camera features, especially in the future. I haven’t looked at the iPhone 8’s features to see exactly what the SE has that the 8 is missing.

    Danny
    6 months ago

    I’ve had a 5S and now I have the original SE. I was going to upgrade this summer anyway so this is perfect. My only question is, if I typically keep my iPhones for 3 years, will 128 GB be enough or is it worth the extra 100 to go to 256? My current SE is 64 GB and I run sometimes into storage issues when I don’t back up photos and delete them.

    6 months ago

    Danny: Hard to judge what size you should get from afar. You have to think about your usage and how that may change over the next 3 years.

    Emory
    6 months ago

    Looks like an ideal choice for iPhone adherents who think the $1,000 and up price range is just too much money for the latest and greatest. I think I’ll get one of these to replace my 6s.

    Tom
    6 months ago

    Considering the SE is priced at $399 in the USA and £419 in the UK and currently a pound is worth 1.25 dollars Apple must have lost the plot if they think I for one am prepared to be ripped off like that. After years of loyalty I have bought my last Apple product

    Mike Lasche
    6 months ago

    I have an iPhone 5S which works just fine. Are there some real good reasons I should get rid of what is working well for me…………and go for the new model?

    6 months ago

    Mike: That is up to you. The 5s doesn’t run iOS 13, so you would be missing out on new features there. Then when iOS 14 comes out, more new features, etc. Plus, if you are still on your original battery, you are probably close to needing a new one.

    Jerry
    6 months ago

    Gary, just order my today. Main reason, price. Never had an iPhone, But love my desk top Mac, and Minnie. I like the idea of Apple Pay, since Corona Virus, will be nice with less contact, when paying. Your Macmost hat sure would help hide my bald spot.

    Fred C
    6 months ago

    I put my order in yesterday. I love my iPhone 8 and this is the perfect upgrade for me.

    Richard
    6 months ago

    For me, price was not the issue. The overriding thing was that I needed new phones and absolutely did not want Face ID. I don’t know anyone who has an iPhone with Face ID and likes it. Everyone says the same thing. “Well, you get used to it.” My buddy’s wife was given a new work iPhone with Face ID. She dislikes it so much that she always just types in the six-digit code instead. I want the home button to tell Siri how to adjust my smart home, and to get into my apps.

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