Apple now shipping the iPhone SE – the compact iOS powerhouse

Apple's reboot of the iPhone 5s form factor — the iPhone SE — has been available for pre-order since the 24th of March. Anyone who has pre-paid for their 4-inch mini-monster and lives in the countries listed below will soon be receiving an Apple-branded box. Others will be able to visit Apple's website or a physical location to buy their handset in person.

The countries to receive the first wave of shipments starting today are as follows:

The rest of the world will have to wait until early April – no exact date is available at the current time.

The iPhone SE is a cross-breed between the iPhone 6s' powerful hardware and the iPhone 5s' super-compact (by today's standards) size. It's a product aimed at those who still love being able to fully operate their smartphone with a single hand. By releasing it, Apple is not only looking to sell more smartphones, but also draw more people into its mobile payment service — Apple Pay — as models before the iPhone 6 do not support it.

The SE packs the latest Apple A9 chip, 2 GB of RAM, and the new 12 MP iSight camera. Of course, to meet its going price for $400 (for the 16 GB model), some corners also had to be cut. The selfie cam is stuck at the old 1.3 MP resolution, and the TouchID on it is still the 1st gen variety, which originally shipped with the iPhone 5s. Check out the links below for more details on the iPhone SE.

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iPhone SE
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1624 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



5. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I don't see these flying off the shelves. Hope Apple doesn't lose too much money (my concern as a shareholder). The above stated, there was nothing wrong with the 5S (other than lack of NFC which isn't a dealbreaker to many), of which should be 'future-proofed' for at least another 3 years.

6. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

It could be a big seller at the expense of the next generation iPhone. That's a bigger risk to investors than this one being a flop. $400 is simply not a price point that will bring in new users and new users is what Apple needs more than anything else from an investor's point of view.

7. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015


8. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I think apple will get a few new users from it, but most of the buyers will be people that own the 4 and 4s that stopped working after they loaded the newest ios update that Apple knew would brake the phones. Apple had this all worked out they knew those older phone would not run the new ios good or like some just stop working.

9. iphoneman37

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I think it will be a great phone for those who like a smaller iPhone those who want to upgrade from a 4,4s, 5, 5s and for elderly people who don't have the money to dish out for a 6s plus etc

10. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And what makes you think elderly people don't have the money. I see a whole lot of them driving half a million dollar homes on wheels as I call them lol because that's just what they are. Yeah sure there are some on a fixed income that is low but hay they can get free government phones if they want. And then there are the ones clueless on how to use a smart phone like my parents that use a flip phone still because she can open it a dial and talk.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31079; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The Wolverine of smartphones, small but powerful.

13. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Looking towards the first tough brand to strike Apple back.

14. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

It's funny how people criticize this as being a let down or underpowered phone, and then turning around and praising the 6S, which have almost the same specs, minus the obvious.

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