Apple formally launches the iPhone SE

One of the highlights from Apple’s event this month is the official unveiling of the iPhone SE.

According to Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller, they took a beloved and iconic design and “reinvented it from the inside out,” leading into a device that he believes is the “most beautiful and powerful phone with a four-inch display in the world.” He adds that “everyone who wants a smaller phone is going to love the iPhone SE.”

Powering the device is a combination of a 64-bit A9 chip and a M9 motion co-processor initially utilized for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The iPhone SE is two times faster in CPU performance and three times faster in GPU performance to the iPhone 5s. All that improved power comes with an improvement in energy efficiency that provides net improvement for battery life.

The iPhone SE also comes with a standard set of cameras. It totes a 12-megapixel iSight camera capable of taking Live Photos and 4K video, while also enabling new features like True Tone flash. It also has a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera handy for video conferencing.

The device also is equipped with the latest operating system in the iOS 9, enabling the newest features like Night Shift alongside standard app staples like Messages, Maps, Music, and Photos.

Connecting online is a breeze, as it is up to three times faster via Wi-FI and up to fifty times faster than the iPhone 5s. In fact, it can connect on up to 19 LTE bands, with speeds of up to 150Mbps over LTE and up to 433 Mbps over Wi-Fi.

Users have two storage options for the iPhone SE to choose from: either a 16GB or a 64GB. It also four available finishes: Silver, Gold, Space Gray, and Rose Gold.

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