Apple unveils new iPhone SE starting at US$399

Apple unveils the second-generation iPhone SE, a new entry-level device featuring a 4.7-inch Retina HD display paired with Touch ID.

Cheaper iPhone

The new iPhone SE comes in a compact design, reinvented from the inside out and is the cheaper iPhone starting at US$399 in the US market, according to Apple.

Best Single-Camera System

Apple said, the new iPhone SE is powered by the A13 Bionic, and features what Apple calls the best single-camera system ever in an iPhone. That also unlocks the benefits of computational photography including Portrait mode. It is also water and dust resistant with an IP67 rating for water resistance up to 1 meter for 30 minutes, Apple said.

iPhone SE pre-order beginning Friday, April 17

iPhone SE will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, April 17 and comes in three beautiful colors, black, white and red.

New iPhone SE Features

It also features the familiar Home button designed with sapphire crystal to protect the sensor and to be durable, and a steel ring to detect a user’s fingerprint for Touch ID. It will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models.

Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller said,

“The first iPhone SE was a hit with many customers who loved its unique combination of small size, high-end performance, and affordable price; the new second-generation iPhone SE builds on that great idea and improves on it in every way including our best-ever single-camera system for great photos and videos, while still being very affordable,”

“iPhone SE features the industry-leading performance of A13 Bionic that enables great battery life, takes stunning Portrait mode and Smart HDR photos shoots amazing videos with stereo audio, is great for games and super fast web surfing, and is built with the same industry-leading security features our customers expect. We can’t wait to get iPhone SE into customers’ hands.”