Devices

Apple unveils 2nd Gen iPhone SE with A13 Bionic chip

Powered by Apple-designed A13 Bionic, considered to be the fastest chip in a smartphone, the latest iPhone SE is the latest in the company’s line of communication devices.

A13 Bionic enables longer battery life, which iPhone models are not exactly known for. The chip, however, is said to be “great for games and ‘superfast’ web surfing. Apple also boasts of its security features to give customers some peace of mind when it comes to mobile phone hacking issues.

More affordable than the premium iPhone models, the iPhone SE features an aerospace-grade aluminum and glass design with an all-black front. The rear glass finish is made using a seven-layer color process for precise hue and opacity, delivering a rich depth of color with a color-matched aluminum band. It is water- and dust-resistant with an IP67 rating for water resistance up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.


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The 4.7-inch Retina HD display with True Tone adjusts the white balance to match the ambient light for a more natural, paper-like viewing experience. The vibrant wide color Retina HD display offers incredible color accuracy and supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 playback. iPhone SE uses Haptic Touch for Quick Actions — such as animating Live Photos, previewing messages, rearranging apps and more — as well as contextual menus.

Camera

With a single-camera system ever in an iPhone, Apple promises that iPhone SE will unlock the benefits of computational photography including Portrait mode.

Unlike the latest and more premium iPhones, iPhone SE still has the familiar Home button designed with sapphire crystal and a steel ring to detect a user’s fingerprint for Touch ID. Using Touch ID is an easy, private and secure alternative to entering a passcode to unlock iPhone, fill in passwords using iCloud Keychain, log in to apps, authorize App Store purchases, and make Apple Pay transactions.

iPhone SE comes in three colors — black, white, and red — and will be available for pre-order in the United States beginning Friday, April 17, starting at just $399.