- Feb 29, 2008
- US Release Date: March 31, 2016
- Price: Starting at 399 USD
- Colors: Space Gray & Black, Rose Gold & White, Gold & White, Silver & White
- Capacity: 16 GB or 64 GB
Welcome to the iPhone SE OT, where big things come in small packages! Apple is taking a big step for small with the release of this phone, because it's not just last year's phone repackaged like the 5C was at its time, this is a premium 4-inch handset, one that is even ever-so-slightly better performing than the 6S!
- OS: iOS 9.3
- Weight: 113 Grams
- Chip: A9 (Same A9 on the 6S!)
- Memory: 2GBs of RAM (YES IT'S TRUE!)
- Battery: 1642 mAh Li-Po
- Touch ID: Gen 1 (Same as 5S)
- Pixel Density: 326 PPI
- Resolution: 1136 x 640
- iSight Camera: 12 Megapixel Dual-Tone LED w/4K Video Recording (Same as non-Plus 6S)
- Facetime Camera: 1.2 Megapixel (same as 6)
In other words, this is a 6S in the body of a refined 5S, without a barometer, no 3D Touch, and the FaceTime camera of a 6, yet slightly beefier in benchmarks. For the first time ever, Apple has a current model of iPhone that only slightly varies in features in small, medium, and large; now there really is a latest and greatest iPhone for you, regardless of size!
Why would anyone want this?
It's quite simple...
Bigger is not always better. Maybe you want something that fits better in your purse or bag, or like lightweight 1-handed design, or simply don't NEED a big screen, or want the savings of simply not having for. Whatever the reason, and even though little phone fans aren't as great in number as larger phone fans, Apple knows we exists, that's why they made the
How Can I Get One?
Pre-Orders Start in a matter of hours! Historically, it's been at around 3 AM Eastern, so expect it to be as early as 3 AM Eastern on March 23rd. You can try buying it at https://www.apple.com but it's always been best historically to do it through the iOS Apple Store App. If you are pre-ordering through Apple make sure you have all your payment/shipping info updated on our Apple ID NOW to save a headache later. Additionally, Carriers have their own options. Copy/pasting from Macworld because I don't want to flub this up.
SprintAT&T doesn’t do contracts anymore, but it does have AT&T Next installment plans in a variety of options when preorders start at 12:01 a.m. Pacific/3:01 a.m. Eastern on Thursday.
With a $15 activation fee, you can upgrade to an iPhone SE for no money down by choosing an AT&T Next 12, 18, or 24 plan (which means you can upgrade to another new phone after 12, 18, or 24 payments). AT&T Next 12 requires 20 payments of $19.94, Next 18 is 24 payments of $16.63, and Next 24 is 30 payments of $13.30. Those payment plans are for the 16GB model of the iPhone SE.
VerizonSprint is coming in a minute early, with preorders starting at midnight tonight for West Coasters (that’s 3 a.m. for East Coast folks).
With a 2-year contract, the 16GB iPhone SE is free. Free! The full price is $400. Want to go with an installment plan? That’ll cost you $0 up front and $16.67 a month for 24 months.
T-MoVerizon plans to kick off online preorders at the same time as Apple: 12:01 a.m. Pacific/3:01 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday night/Thursday morning. The carrier is offering the phone for $0 down and either $16.66 or $20.83 a month for 24 months for qualified customers—the higher price is for the 64GB iPhone SE.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere tweeted that the self-proclaimed “uncarrier” will open up preorders for the SE on Thursday morning at 5:00 a.m. Pacific/8:00 a.m. Eastern. No pricing details are available yet.
Remember, it's hip to be square!
A Dazzling Display of Common Sense (again)?
It's a reference to a prior phone Cupertino made and this iMac promo.
PS: No, there is not already an OT. In fact, the fake OT's OP has given me full-go ahead on this.
Here's to a smooth pre-order... for once!