Will you be getting an iPhone SE for yourself or a loved one? (poll results)

Will you be getting an iPhone SE for yourself or a loved one? (poll results)
If you were keeping updated in the weeks prior to Apple's March 21st event, you were likely well aware that the company was, supposedly, gearing to announce a sort of new iPhone—the iPhone SE. Short for Special Edition, the iPhone SE really is a non-standard addition to Apple's portfolio, what with its literally identical iPhone 5s design, but iPhone 6s-level internals.

It's a strange proposition, and one aimed at current 4-inch iPhone users, or ones still in love with the edgier, more rectangular designs of old. And at "just" $399 for the 16GB model, the iPhone SE is on the affordable side for quite some people, making it a potential binge buy—whether for yourself, or as a giftie for a loved one.

According to the results of one of our latest polls, our readers (predominantly Android users, which is an important takeaway) are mostly uninterested in the iPhone SE, with 73% claiming Apple won't see a cent of their money. On the other end of the spectrum, we've got about 19% who're outright interested, and a little over 8% who are considering gifting an iPhone SE to a loved one. 

Will you be getting an iPhone SE for yourself or a loved one?

I'm getting one for myself
18.66%
I'm getting one for a loved one
8.37%
I'm not interested
72.97%

Related phones

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)

FEATURED VIDEO

38 Comments

1. Saioofi

Posts: 343; Member since: May 23, 2014

Pretty sure that the 72.97% who are not interested are hardcore Apple haters

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Probably. Didn't vote myself, but I'm not interested. The recycled design doesn't bother me - I think it makes sense. But the 16/64gb options and pricing are total BS. 16gb is BS because 16gb is BS these days unless there's a microSD slot. 64gb is BS because it cost $100 more. And it's the old type too. Apple effed up with this phone, but that doesn't mean there won't be a plethora of idiots that upgrade from their 5 or 5s because it's newer but they don't want a bigger phone. A year from now Apple will make an iPhone SE2 with all the features and options this phone should've had, and they'll get have their idiot customers' money once again.

5. T-rex unregistered

and they had to mention it, it's phonearena not "iphone" arena, why become se defensive for apple?

10. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

More like iPhone 7 would be wiser choice, even if you are die hard fans. 4.6" wasn't too large for one hand usage, even with huuuuge bezel but what is so exciting about 4" display? is it okay for multimedia purpose? web browsing? playing games?

13. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Every company has its opponents, but Apple really gets people worked up. Some people hate Apple a lot, more than they hate Nazis or Smurfs. They leave angry comments on Apple blogs. Based on my extensive observations of the species, Apple-haters fall into few categories.

14. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Main reasons I don't like apple. I'm a software engineer command script and I have coded on Linux and windows alike. Even a bit on a mac for the iphone (barf) 1. itunes is a pos. 2. Mouse deceleration sucks for people that have good hand and eye coordination. And why in the world can you NOT turn that off? 3. Do macs come with a right click now? 4. No forward delete button. Apple pretends it has its own standards and that breaks the laws of standards. phone back. 6. I don't like the touch pads on the laptops. They look nice but the feel angers me because it feels like loose dirt or sand across my finger tips or something. I'm a mouse guy anyway, but the thinkpad trackpads are way better even though they don't look half as nice. 8. Apple is against the mouse, and less people are using it down because they are so freaking content with those stupid track pads. I blame apple for this movement and I'm totally against it. 9. iPads are the most useless tool I could think us. Thank you for inventing yet another mass-popular useless device that no one needs. Really, its the size of a laptop, but doesn't do anything more than my phone? Are you kidding me? And you want 800 dollars for that? 10. Glowing apple logo is screams overstated fashion statement. 11. Doesn't come in black. The color of man stuff. Silver... If i was a hipster, maybe I would like that color. I'm a man, I have a beard and I drink. I want a black computer. 1. itunes is a pos To you. Not necessarily to everyone else 2. Mouse deceleration sucks for people that have good hand and eye coordination. And why in the world can you NOT turn that off? You do know you can get all sorts of very useful, efficiency-enhancing third-party software for the Mac... right? I use the Logitech Marble Mouse on my OS X Macs. It has 'right click' and deceleration controls, I use Kensington TurboMouse on my pre-OS X machines. Highly programmable. I use the wonderful LazyMouse (there's also a Windows version) on my OSX machines.http://www.old-jewel.com/lazymouse/ 3. Do macs come with a right click now? Control>Click been there, done that since mid-90s. 9. iPads are the most useless tool I could think us. Thank you for inventing yet another mass-popular useless device that no one needs I guess the millions of people who buy iPads are stupid, right? You just don't get it not everyone's a tech geek. Apple doesn't target techies; re iStuff, they target the average consumer who wants a simple device for media consumption.

17. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

And people who like Apple products will still buy them no matter how long essays you and techie will spew out so why don't you go outside and get a life

23. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Lmaoo

28. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Those who like iDevices will still buy them, yes. But that still doesn't invalidate SRK's point. Period.

30. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Apple products are more about the fasion than anything, they use similar marketing strategies to that of designer clothing. We know a $900 shirt is worth about $0.25 until they stamp a logo on it, you're really paying for that image. And that's not a slight against apple, it's actually increasingly popular in the technology world making things pretty, doing product placement in films and tv, celebrity product placement etc. Think about the success of Beats headphones, we know you can get better specced headphones for less money but Beats are very fashionable. It's why you see people paying three £80 a month iphone contracts then lining up for a fourth the next time apple release a new phone, they have to have the latest one. They're good products mind you, I had a couple of iPhones, good interface but they just didn't do anything new and they're not particularly good on battery or durability - the updates tend to slow the phones down a lot.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31072; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly!

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31072; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The usual haters.

24. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I don't see each and every apple fans will buy this.

26. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

And the usual iFanatics and worshipers.

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

so.. non-"hardcore Apple haters" will surely buy this phone? yes?

34. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

May be people have other iPhone.

37. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

The articles are good but the comments section is full of android extremist and f@gdroids

39. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

No I just see no use for a 4 inch screen and lacking external storage no mater what the rest of the hardware is like.

46. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Would you have said the same thing if 72.97% were interested?

4. Gulliver

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

If that makes you feel better keep telling that to yourself!

6. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Who will buy this crap?

11. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

A lot of people. There's a large percentage that want a smartphone with the most capability, yet don't want a brick in their pocket. Something that takes good pictures to share, has the apps for whatever they want, maybe some media, and doesn't take up a huge space. That's not me (I'm loving my Nexus 6), but I get it. And I also completely understand the desire for something small, yet capable.

38. k4ever

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

There is not "a large percentage" that want a small smartphone. There is a small niche group of about 5-10% that way want one. The vast majority of people (as indicated by this poll) like larger screens. My wife, who a few years ago preferred smaller flip phones and hated large screens, just bought a Galaxy S7 Edge! I thought she would go for the normal S7, but instead she went all out and she loves the larger screen. I have also seen a bunch of little old lady running around with the 5.5 inch iPhone 6/6s Plus (not the 4.7 inch 6/6s). I don't see any of these folks downgrading to a 4 inch phone. To by honest, I have had one or two friends complain about the size of the new iPhone 6/6s (not 6/6s Plus). However, the vast majority love the extra screen real estate.

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

according to this pagehttp://www.phonearena.com/phones/Apple-iPhone-SE_id10001 four people want this phone.. maybe they'll buy it

7. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

4 Inch screen now a days looks crap

16. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

It was aimed for females, who prefer smaller compact phones. I will be buying one myself. Love 4inch compact phones. With 2gb Ram and a very good Cpu .

9. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

I didn't vote. But I'm not getting it for myself. Nice to see that 70% of PA users are Droiders.

15. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Android ftw. Few years ago it was 85% Android Droiders. But you said you will be buying one for your hot girlfriend?

31. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Yes, for her. But not for MYSELF.

12. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

Working this event with the wireless provider I work for, and if these polls here are anything to go by, they reflect what I'm seeing, NOBODY cares about this thing....and by that, I mean I've seen more iPhone 6s, 6, and 6 plus sales then I have SE sales

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.