Poll results: the iPhone SE's design is too recycled for your refined taste in smartphones

Although the iPhone SE will certainly gather its limited, but loyal following, we can imagine many people will storms carrier stores asking for "the new iPhone", only to be surprisingly met by one that looks exactly like the one from 2013, but runs like the bigger, and altogether different looking one from 2015...
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43 Comments

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It was a flagship when it was originally released at the 5S. Right? EXCUSES EXCUSES EXCUSES EXCUSES. You dont even know what a flagship is. In order to have a falgship model, you need to actually make other phones. Takign a flagship and bring it back later behind another model, shoudlnt change what it is. The 5S was the flagship model for the year it was released. if Apple can release the exact same phone 3 years later for 40% less, then that means the 5S was 40% too expensive in the first place. After all its the same phone with a sh!itter camera, but the same CPU. You really think, putting the 1.2MP camera in the front and using the same case, actually made the phone be cheap enough to make it $399? LOL You guys claim Android users are apologixts, or the Samsung apologists? Look at you what are you doing? Aren't you being an Apple apologist? What you should be saying is, Appel shoudl be over-criticized for havign $200B in cash and instead of making the SE physically identical to the 6S but at 4" which would have made perfect sense, took their cheap ass instead to the recycle bin and pulled out all the unused 5S cases from a poorly sold model and shoved iPhone 6S parts almost into it. Instead of giving it at least a 2MP camera, its 1.2, and can't even record 1080p, then their 5MP camera still only records up to 1080p while everyone else 5MP camera is doing more. Then their crappy ass 12MP camera doesn't even take better pictures than the 8MP they've been using since the iPhone 4S. This is why I criticize Apple, but you heathen want to call me a troll. You're stupid, because first you dont even understand how much money $200B is. If Apple was only making $500M per year on phones and it cost them $400M to make and distribute their device, then I can understand oding cost cutting moves. But when you have $200B in cash not being used and you do cheap sh!t like this, you deserved to be talked about badly and personally I am goign to do just that because the fact is, there is no excuse for any multi-million/billion dollar company to do this. SAMSUNG DIDNT DO IT NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU FOOLS HATE THEM. The only Android OEM's that constantly make the same phone over and over is Sony and LG and that is why their ass is at the bottom, is why i dont buy their sh!tty ass phones. At least the S7's are a nice upgarde over the S6 models even if it isnt a huge upgarde. But its a much bigger one vs the iPhone 6S models vs the iPhoen 6 models ans the 5S vs the SE. So be jealous all you want! Won't change the facst you hypocrites. Bash me all you want, call me a troll until you are so red in the face you catch on fire and burn to death, I could care less. No company, whether its Apple, Microsoft, Sony,LG...whoever you want to name shoudl ever keep making the same crap over and over. Apple and all their products dont change. The Macbooks, OSX and the iPhone and iPad have not had any real change in over 8 years...

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

and counting. You guys are a bunch of simpletons. LMAO! This is why I get angry. I get angry because you all want to talk about Apple like they are some heavenly body and so perfect. Go and look at the pictures of every iPhone model, compare them to the Galaxy S models. Compare the specs year after year. Samsung actually has huge escalades from model to model while Apple, just sprinkles some salt and pepper and you idiots just keep buying. This is why IOS device sales are falling. I'm happy with my phone, its nto exactly like last years model even though they share many similar things. Same resolution, but my display is even better, same fingerprint reader on the outside, completely improved, new design and more. What does Apple do...resell an iPhone SE, made from unused 5S parts. And then some fanboy claims that 3.5M pre-orders is flagship sales? Every Samsung Galaxy S and Note sold more than 3M on -pre-order. 3M pre-orders is no small number, but flagship models are hitting 10M pre-orders or higher. 1/3 of a number is not anywhere being close to equal. Enjoy your iPhone Same Edition.

51. IOSANDROID

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

I wonder if you ever touch more than 1 iphone in your live i can tell from first hand that an iphone 4s camera is not the same quality as 6s camera, come on even the 5 made an improvement, i tell you this because my mom used to have a 4s and i had the 5c and i saw the difference it had noticebly better color and dinamic range so if you compare it to the 12mpx isight cam and say it looks the same or worst the you should visit the oculist, now back to the topic, as you stated before that the s6 is different from the s7 for the reasons you losted then th se is different for: retina flash, twice the ram, 4k capability(12mpx cam), apple a9, and guess what rose gold(i'll say pink is more acurate) color, apple pay support, updated antena sistem compared to 5s, and the stupid SE logo, so again similar not 100, now if you talk about design solely then yeah 98% identical, and just to let you know the s7 design is 90% iddntical when it come to design. And again have you ever touch more than 1 iphone model in your live?

52. IOSANDROID

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Btw just lole Ahovking said is Special Edition, now is the s7 a special edition or a successor, Note: i have nothing against re-using the desing twice but three times is to much, but the truth is that since this is a special edition not a successor i think its ok for the accesories and all that.

24. sachouba

Posts: 264; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

That title sounds VERY sarcastic.

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Nah. Think of it like this. PA is complement ring us on saying out taste are so.refined, that we know the iPhone SE is a terrible deal. Thanks PA.

25. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

If it works with old 5S accessories which many spent a fortune on then its actually a good thing Apple did that so as not to force people to buy yet more proprietary accessories for those buying the cheap(er) iPhone.

26. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Luis, the PA readers are 80% android fans!! open the poll to a worldwide audience of sales volume and let that be standard for polling vice the biased reviews on PA!!!

33. tedkord

Posts: 17196; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't see what the big deal is. It's their best design, and is head and shoulders, and torso, above the ugly iPhone 6/6s design. It's a shame they went the way they did, but I can see why they couldn't carrying the iPhone 5 design language to the 6, as it would be very uncomfortable to hold in a larger device. Especially with their insistence on larger bezels.

43. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Why would you expected a new design, it's a "special edition" not a new "6" or "7"

45. iphoneman37

Posts: 52; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Phone aimed People who like a smaller phone and four inch screen perfect for older community like my parents who don't need big screens and want a cheaper phone

50. Elfmonster unregistered

I think it's just a burner phone from Apple trying to cash in on the kinds of people who use burner phones.

56. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Oh and here I thought people said that iPhone 5s was the best-looking iPhone ever.
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