iPhone SE 3: Here’s what Apple didn’t tell you during the keynote

By José Adorno

No Ceramic Shield nor MagSafe capabilities: Last-minute rumors made people believe that we could see Ceramic Shield and even MagSafe capabilities on the new iPhone SE 3, but that’s not the case.

Splash, water, and dust resistance: The iPhone SE 3 is rated IP67, which means it can survive under one meter of water for up to 30 minutes.

The previous generation already offered that, which means this smartphone didn’t get the same rating as the iPhone 13 line with IP68.

Photographic Styles, Smart HDR 4, but no Cinematic mode: the iPhone SE 3 features two camera functions of the iPhone 13 line: photographic styles and Smart HDR 4.

That said, Apple didn’t bring another feature that needs the power of the A15 Bionic, the Cinematic mode, so users can’t blur the background of a video as they can on the iPhone 13.