Apple announces new iPhone with capabilities

As bigger screens and slimmer bodies are increasing in popularity amongst large phone companies, such as Apple and Samsung, many people enjoying pocket-sized phones are finding themselves at a loss. Apple has just released their new phone, the iPhone SE, which plans on appealing to small-phone users.

 Apple held an event on March 21, and they announced the release of a new iPhone amongst updates to the Apple Watch and Macbook laptops. The new phone was geared towards those who did not want the 4.7 or 5.5 screen found in the iPhone 6 and 6S models.

While the other phones are seemingly increasing in size as each generation is created and released, the iPhone SE brings a familiarity to owners of the 5S model that debuted on Sept. 30, 2013 as the screens and width size are identical. The only changing aspect in appearance of the phone is the new color option, rose gold, which was introduced during the release of the iPhone 6.

On the inside of the phone, everything is different. The processor is now upgraded to match that of the iPhone 6S along with support for the new iOS9 software, which means the user will now have quicker LTE and wifi reception. Battery life has also increased to 10 days on standby.

In regards to the camera, the new iPhone now includes a 12-megapixel camera with a plethora of ways to adjust lighting and exposure in order to maintain the ideal shot. The front-facing camera, however, has maintained the same 1.2-megapixel amount as seen in the 5S model, which is drastically different than the 5-megapixel camera found in the 6S model.

Various other aspects, such as Live Photo and video qualities, have also remained in the same between the two models, but the SE does not include the ability to zoom in on the display screen or have 3D Touch capabilities.

The iPhone 6S prices begin at $649.00 for the lowest storage capacity model; however, the iPhone SE models begin at $399.00 for 16GB of storage and $499.00 for 64GB.


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