Lots of power in a small package

by Volker Weber

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I am a Plus size smartphone user. I loved the 6" Lumia 1520, and I would not complain about an iPhone of the same size. As you get older, your eyes don't work so well anymore and size matters.

However, there have been many people complaining that Apple does not make smaller iPhones anymore. Guess what, now they do. The iPhone SE may look like an old iPhone, but it has the same internals as an iPhone 6S. The only thing missing is force touch. Smaller display means smaller body, and smaller battery. Don't forget the bigger battery is a major 6(S) Plus advantage.

If you don't want the stigma of toting an old phone, just get the rose gold version. Ugh. Or, if you do want to hide the fact you have a new iPhone, just get the silver/white one. This is the phone for people who remove the badge from the back of their car, don't buy leather seats but the biggest engine available.

Comments

I don't see a lot of use of force touch (or much point), but I am surprised not to see it on the feature list.
But, then, I was surprised not to see it on the iPad Pro, either.
The only way to get traction and succeed is to it have force touch in all the devices (that 'ubiquitous' thing).
It seem clearish that force touch is not all that important to Apple.

Craig Wiseman, 2016-03-22

This is an iPhone for me. The 6 plus was too big for me. The 6s was a compromise simply because it is the smaller option. Almost never used Touch Forca after the first three days. So it is great to have the option of a modern iPhone in a small package.

Oliver Stör, 2016-03-22

Force touch is (I'm informed) a very expensive technology to put in a product, and feedback really hasn't been universally positive. It's understandable that Apple would not want to build it into everything, especially when they are trying to keep costs under control - and if it means they can build what is in effect the best parts of the iPhone 6 for the price of an iPhone 5, it would seem to make sense....

Nick Daisley, 2016-03-23

Two more features that are missing from the iPhone SE:

- The Barometer. Important if you count climbed stairs with Apple Health.
- The front-facing camera offers only 1.2 megapixels. Important if you like to use FaceTime and enjoy taking selfies.

Dennis Wegner, 2016-03-24

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