Apple’s iPhone SE officially goes on sale today, a week after the company made its latest smartphone available for pre–order.
The handset is the first new four-inch iPhone since the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, and is designed to satisfy continuing demand for smaller phones. Apple says it sold 30 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models in the last year alone.
The iPhone SE features a number of top–end specs found in Apple’s flagship iPhone 6s. These include an A9 processor for making resource-sapping games and apps tick over smoothly and a 12-megapixel camera with true tone flash and 4K video recording.
The FaceTime camera uses the screen as a flash when taking selfies, another feature brought across from the iPhone 6s.
Apple Pay is also supported to let you pay for goods with your handset, however there’s no room for Apple’s 3D Touch tech. That does at least mean that the cost has been kept low.
The 16GB model can be snapped up today for £359 SIM–free, while the larger 64GB edition costs £459. All major networks are offering the iPhone SE on various contracts.
Apple will be hoping the device is a success after it revealed in January that iPhone sales would slide for the first time since its initial launch in 2007.
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