New compact 4″ iPhone SE announced by Apple

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• Apple reveal compact 4″ iPhone SE
• Features A9 chip with embedded M9 coprocessor built into
 recent iPhone 6S
• 12 megapixel camera for still photos can shoot 4K video at 30 fps.
• Entry level model has 16GB RAM, the premium model has 64GB RAM
• Available in Silver, Gold, Space Grey and Rose Gold
• Budget price starting at £359 / $399

At their media event today Apple announced the iPhone SE. The phone has been created to offer consumers who prefer a phone with a compact form-factor, the latest in advanced computing power. It has a 4″ screen and chassis similar to the iPhone 5 but with the powerful A9 processor used in the recent iPhone 6S. Apple claim it operates twice as fast as the iPhone 5.

The iPhone SE has a 1136×640 pixel LED display with 326ppi (Pixels per inch) that provides a sharp image.

The 12-megapixel iSight rear camera can take highly detailed pictures and capture video at an amazing 4K resolution with 30fps or 1080p with 60fps for silky smooth motion.

The front camera uses Retina Flash so that when you take a selfie the display flashes at three times normal brightness, effectively providing you with an in-built flash.

It has faster mobile connectivity supporting 4G LTE speeds of up to 150 Mbps and 802.11ac Wi-Fi of speeds up to 433 Mbps.


iPhone SE Touch ID Apple Pay
iPhone SE. Touch ID used to make purchase with Apple Pay

It has a built in Touch ID sensor built into the Home button for fingerprint recognition, allowing easy phone unlocking and paying for goods using Apple Pay.

The iPhone SE will be available with either 16GB (£359/$399) or 64GB (£439/$499) of storage and offered in a choice of four colours; Silver, Gold, Space Grey and Rose Gold.

It launches in the UK and USA on the 31st March and will be available in over 100 territories by the end of May.