iPhone SE 2020 Overview Updated January 14, 2022

iPhone SE 2020

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January 2020 - January 2022

iPhone SE 2020 release date

Apple has announced that the iPhone SE 2020 model will be available for pre-order on Friday, April 17.

iPhone SE 2020 design and features


Black. White. Or red. In a small 4.7” design. With studio-quality portraits. Sharp 4K video. Long battery life. A13 Bionic — the fastest chip in a smartphone. And the security of Touch ID, with privacy built in. iPhone SE. Lots to love. And less to spend.

The iPhone SE 2020 is a 4.7-inch design with Apple’s A13 Bionic chip (same as iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro).

A13 Bionic was built with a focus on machine learning, with a dedicated 8-core Neural Engine capable of 5 trillion operations per second, two Machine Learning Accelerators on the CPU and a new Machine Learning Controller to balance performance and efficiency. Together, A13 Bionic and iOS 13 enable new intelligent apps that make use of machine learning and Core ML®.

The new iPhone also includes the ability to take 4K video (60 fps) along with a 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture Wide camera. It uses the image signal processor and Neural Engine of A13 Bionic to allow for  even more benefits of computational photography, including Portrait Mode, Six Portrait Lighting effects, and Depth Control.

If you still prefer Touch ID over Face ID, you’ll love the iPhone SE 2020 as it retains the popular home button. The new iPhone is also water- and dust-resistant with an IP67 rating for water resistance up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

iPhone SE 2020 Communication Technology

If you’re looking for information about the Wi-Fi technology in the iPhone SE, you’ll be pleased to know that Apple has built-in Wi-Fi 6 technology along with Express Card support.

As we discovered from beta code, the iPhone SE does also feature support for “Express Cards with power reserve” to allow for authentication even when your iPhone runs out of juice. That will come in handy for Express Transit and also for Apple’s upcoming CarKey feature.

However, one piece of networking hardware the new iPhone SE doesn’t have is Apple’s Ultra Wideband chip that’s in the iPhone 11 series. That helps with more seamless AirDrop sharing for now and in the future is expected to work with Apple’s upcoming AirTags.

iPhone SE 2020 pricing

The price starts at $399 for the 64GB model. The 128GB model is $449. The 256 GB model is $549. With a trade-in, the new iPhone can be purchased for even less money out of pocket.

Keep reading for the latest news and information about the new low-cost iPhone.

iPhone SE 2020 Stories January 14

Unlikely iPhone SE 3 renders show iPhone XR lookalike

A leaker with a mixed track record has posted some unlikely iPhone SE 3 renders, claimed to be based on leaked CAD drawings …

iPhone SE 2020 Stories July 20, 2020

The new iPhone SE 2020 is successful in its intended role, says Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), based on its latest buyer survey.

Apple wanted the iPhone SE to persuade owners of older iPhones to upgrade, without impacting too much on sales of more expensive models — and purchase data for the last fiscal quarter suggests that it has succeeded in this aim…

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iPhone SE 2020 Stories May 4, 2020

When you’re weighing up which iPhone to buy, you have to balance features and performance against cost. A new comparison today argues that the iPhone SE is better value ‘per dollar’ than the iPhone 11.

The comparison looks at benchmarks for both CPU and GPU, as well as battery-life and storage, while a separate piece compares the camera performance …

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iPhone SE 2020 Stories April 28, 2020

We’re waiting for Apple Q2 2020 earnings to be announced on Thursday, and with both supply-chain disruption and reduced demand due to the coronavirus crisis, it’s obvious that the company’s financials are going to take a hit.

But while analysts do expect both revenue and earnings per share to be down, they are not expecting a bloodbath…

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iPhone SE 2020 Stories April 27, 2020

Much like the rest of Apple’s modern iPhone lineup, the new iPhone SE lacks support for 3D Touch. While Apple has replicated some of the 3D Touch features with Haptic Touch, there’s one key functionality missing on the iPhone SE: expanding rich notifications.

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Now that the iPhone SE is widely available to customers, we’re learning more about the technical specifications of the device. The developers behind the Halide Camera app have now published a deep dive into the iPhone SE’s camera, shedding new light on the single-lens system.

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iPhone SE 2020 Stories April 26, 2020

On Thursday, an early teardown video of the new iPhone SE detailed the internal similarities the device shares with the iPhone SE. Now, iFixit has published a more in-depth look at how you can even swap parts between both of the phones.

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iPhone SE 2020 Stories April 25, 2020

The new iPhone SE is now available, with the first orders arrive to customers. Even though the iPhone SE features a more durable water-resistant design, you’ll likely still want a case to protect your new device. Read on as we round up some of the best iPhone SE cases currently available.

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iPhone SE 2020 Stories April 23, 2020

The iPhone SE is incredibly similar to the iPhone 8 it replaces in Apple’s lineup, packing the same 4.7-inch design. Now, an early teardown video shared on YouTube offers a closer look at the internal similarities between the two devices.

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iPhone SE 2020 Stories April 22, 2020

Can you use the iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case with the new iPhone SE?

While Apple is offering leather and silicone cases for the new iPhone SE, there is not a Smart Battery Case specifically designed for the device. That being said, it does appear that the Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 7 works with the new iPhone SE — with one likely caveat.

After over a year of rumors, Apple has finally announced its new low-cost iPhone. The 2020 iPhone SE, also previously referred to as the iPhone 9 and iPhone SE 2, is now available. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

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Reviews have dropped today for Apple’s highly anticipated new entry-level iPhone and it’s getting overwhelmingly positive responses. Some of the feedback concludes it’s “everything you need,” “a super value for the price,” “the best budget smartphone out there” and that it could be “the most important thing Apple’s made this year.”

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iPhone SE 2020 Stories April 20, 2020

Apple announced the new iPhone SE last week, and the phone is now available to order in more than 40 countries, according to Apple. While Brazil is not in the first wave at launch, the 2020 iPhone SE may arrive in the country in the coming weeks, as ANATEL (Brazil’s FCC-equivalent) has just released the documentation of the product homologation process. More surprisingly, there’s evidence that Apple is planning to assemble the new iPhone in Brazil.

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iPhone SE 2020 Stories April 18, 2020

The low-end of Apple’s iPhone lineup is more robust than ever thanks to this week’s introduction of the iPhone SE and the continued availability of the iPhone XR. The two devices offer very different sets of features, but which should you buy in 2020? Read on for our full comparison.

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Apple’s new iPhone SE went up for pre-order yesterday morning following its official announcement earlier this week. The first iPhone SE orders are slated to arrive as early as April 24, but shipping times have started to slip across the board for new orders.

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iPhone SE 2020 Stories April 17, 2020

As announced earlier this week, you can order the new iPhone SE today (Apple, Best Buy) with deliveries starting next week. Available in black, white, and red color options, the 2020 second-generation iPhone SE starts at $399 for a 64 GB model. The 128 GB option is available for $50 more, and the biggest-capacity 256 GB model costs $549.

The new iPhone SE features an iPhone 8 industrial design but features the latest A13 chip and an iPhone XR-quality rear camera. Looking like an iPhone 8 means that the SE features a 4.7-inch display, a physical Touch ID home button, and sizeable chin and forehead front bezels. But at $399, the phone represents very good value for money.

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Apple Store goes down ahead of iPhone SE preorders [update: now available]

Update: The store is back and you can order your iPhone SE now. The Apple Store has gone offline, in preparation for iPhone SE preorders in about two hours time. The preorders for the phone open at 5 AM Pacific Time.

iPhone SE 2020 Stories April 16, 2020

The new iPhone SE will appeal to many iPhone 6 owners, predict analysts – except in China, where a huge survey on the social network Weibo showed limited interest.

For most iPhone 6 owners, suggested Gartner, the timing is perfect …

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Battery life is one of the most important factors for smartphones these days. Apple doesn’t make it particularly easy to compare the lifetimes between iPhone models, so we’ve collated all the specs so you can break it down, and help with your buying decision.

The latest entrant to this arena is the just-announced iPhone SE 2nd-generation. But how does the new iPhone SE battery life compare to the rest of Apple’s iPhone lineup?

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Apple yesterday announced what it calls the new iPhone SE. The latest budget iPhone is many things. It’s a great upgrade for owners of the iPhone 6. It’s a lot of phone for an affordable price. It’s an efficient way for Apple to offer a ‘new’ phone with minimal retooling. It’s a smart business move in an uncertain economy.

What it is not, however, is an iPhone SE …

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The latest TSMC earnings report suggests that the company is reasonably optimistic about demand for the new iPhone SE, but is far less certain what may happen in regard to the iPhone 12 launch later in the year.

The iPhone A-series chipmaker beat analyst estimates for Q1, almost doubling its net profit, and had a relatively upbeat forecast for Q2 …

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iPhone SE reported specs: 3 GB RAM, 1821 mAH battery according to Chinese reseller

The new iPhone SE was finally announced yesterday, and boasts the latest A13 chip and a high-quality single rear lens. But as ever, Apple doesn’t disclose the entire spec sheet.

Instead, we have to turn to carrier sites — or wait for reviews to drop. In this case, a Chinese reseller reports that the new iPhone SE features 3 GB of RAM and houses a 1821 mAH battery.

iPhone SE 2020 Stories April 15, 2020

After what felt like a never-ending string of rumors, Apple today officially announced the new 2020 iPhone SE. As expected, the new device is available in three different colors and three different storage capacities, starting at $399. Are you planning to buy the new iPhone SE?

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Apple today officially unveiled the new 2020 iPhone SE. While it looks nearly identical to the iPhone 6 through iPhone 8, it’s much different under the hood. Read on as we compare the new iPhone SE to the iPhone 6, one of the most popular iPhones of all time.

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