4/15/2012:00 pm 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. Video Transcript: Hi this is Gary with MacMost.com. Today let's take a look at the new second generation iPhone SE. MacMost is brought to you thanks to more than 600 supporters just like you. Go to Macmost.com/patreon. There you can read all about the Patreon Campaign. Join us and get exclusive content and course discounts. So Apple released yet another new product here during the pandemic. The new second generation iPhone SE. This will be Apple's new low end iPhone model. There was a previous model called the iPhone SE. This one is quite different than that one. The new iPhone SE, we can call it the iPhone SE 2020 or the iPhone SE second generation, is very similar to the iPhone 8. It's the same form factor. A 4.7 inch screen. The previous iPhone SE was similar in size to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S and it had a four inch screen. So the iPhone has got aluminum around the sides, a glass back, and of course a glass front. The iPhone SE is going to stick with Home button and Touch ID. There is no face ID on this device which will actually make a lot of people happy. There were a lot of people that like the Home button and like Touch ID over face ID. So it will be nice that there's a model in the lineup that still has this. In addition there's no notch either. There's a space above the screen and that's where the camera and the speaker for using it as a phone are housed. While this has the same name as the old iPhone SE and it looks a lot like the old iPhone 8 inside there's something very different. There's an A13 bionic chip. That'e the same chip that's in the iPhone 11. So the most important part of the phone is actually completely up to date. This will future proof it really nicely. Meaning that Apple will be able to sell this same phone for years and you could buy one now and be sure that it will still be pretty current three, four, maybe even five years from now. Camera wise though it falls way behind the iPhone 11. It only has a single camera on the back. It's a 12 megapixel camera. It's pretty decent. You're not going to get this phone if you're into photography and that's what you mainly want to use your iPhone for. But if you're getting this phone to use it for all the other reasons it's nice to know that you do have a decent camera there that you can use. It can actually record video at 4K 60 frames per second which is amazing considering just a few years ago you would have to buy a dedicated camera for thousands of dollars just to record at 4K. This phone also supports wireless charging which is becoming very popular so you can pickup a ten dollar key charger and charge your phone with that thus leaving the single lightning port free for you to be able to plug in headphones or something else. Color choices are pretty limited. It comes in black or white or the product red color. Inside it comes standard with 64GB of storage but there also are going to be 128GB and 256GB versions you could buy. You'll be able to preorder it on Friday the 17th and then get it a week later. Also a week later you should be able to find it on the websites for mobile phone providers. When it comes down to it pricing is really the main product feature here. $399 is the price in the U.S. for the 64 GB version. It only costs $50 more to go to 128GB and a $150 more to go to 256GB. This $400 price is going to make it very popular. A lot of people are going to be updating their iPhones with this model. It really makes it perfect for students or anybody on a budget. Really anybody that doesn't need the advanced cameras and just wants a basic iPhone this actually is a little bit better than I would define as a basic iPhone. It's a pretty decent model. So what do you think? Will you be getting an iPhone SE? Do you think it's a good deal? Let me know in the comments below. Related Video Tutorials: No related posts. Comments: 35 Responses to “A Look At Apple's New Second Generation iPhone SE” Will 4 years ago My wife has the old SE so the new one may be just the thing for her Doug 4 years ago Will definitely be upgrading the wife’s old iPhone 7 to this phone! It is just what she is looking for! nick 4 years 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 4 years 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! Gary Rosenzweig 4 years 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 4 years ago I assume it doesn't have a headphone jack. Therefore I will keep my 6. I just can't do earbuds. Roger 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years ago Can't wait to get mine. Robert 4 years 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 4 years ago Currently, I rent an X but will almost certainly go to the new SE. Gary Rosenzweig 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years ago Many thanks , this is exactly what I’ve been looking for; have loved the size of my 5SE for years Keith 4 years ago Thanks for the information I am definitely interested. Art 4 years ago Gary: Do you have a link to the adapter you suggested to Ann? Thx. Gary Rosenzweig 4 years 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 4 years ago My wife is still using an original iPhone SE, and has been holding out for this release. joe miles 4 years 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 4 years 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. Gary Rosenzweig 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years ago Is the camera as good as the iPhone 8? Gary Rosenzweig 4 years 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 4 years 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. Gary Rosenzweig 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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? Gary Rosenzweig 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years ago I put my order in yesterday. I love my iPhone 8 and this is the perfect upgrade for me. Richard 4 years 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. Comments Closed.