Apple’s new iPhone SE features 5G, a faster CPU, and more

Samuel Axon

Ars Technica


Apple’s new iPhone SE features 5G, a faster CPU, and more

As expected, Apple took the stage in a streaming product event today to announce a new version of the company's cheapest iPhone, the iPhone SE.

Like its 2020 predecessor, the new SE closely resembles the iPhone 8 first released back in 2017. To keep the cost down, the new SE still has a home button and a fingerprint reader, unlike other modern iPhones. But it's got some newer things on the inside. Namely, it has Apple's A15 system-on-a-chip, which was previously seen in 2021's flagship iPhone 13.

The new device comes in three colors: Midnight, Starlight, and Product RED. Apple says the new SE is 1.8 times faster than the iPhone 8, it has a 12MP camera and IP67 dust and water resistance, and Apple promises "better battery life."

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