Anyone else going for the SE after tonight?

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  1. Fireball Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    Think I may move from my iPhone 6 Plus to the SE.

    It's stronger spec wise (bar screen) and I don't use my iPhone much for anything apart from taking pictures, music, audiobooks and Apple pay.

    Will the SE be sufficient?

    SE will cost £350. Or is it worth an extra £200 for the iPhone 7?
     
  2. JM macrumors 6502a

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    I would... I'm still rocking a 5s, but I need bigger phone for typing.
     
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    JM macrumors 6502a

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    larger screen is what you're missing. And a newer chip.
     
  4. tkukoc macrumors 65816

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    I firmly believe the SE is the best iPhone Apple has made post Steve Jobs. It's another greatest hits type of device however, it's done incredibly well. I've purchased 3 of them.. 2 as testing units and 1 for daily tasks where I don't want to lug my iPhone 7 Plus around. The whole thing is just fast, packed into a small footprint. With the lower price its going to sell even more than before. For those who like larger screens, obviously this is a no go.. unless you're like me and want a second device to use when on the go.
     
  5. FrozenInferno macrumors regular

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    My SE is a great device but the screen size is finally getting to me. The iPhone 7 will probably be my next upgrade.
     
  6. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    SE has Apple Pay.
     
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    the8thark macrumors 68040

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    The keynote today makes me very happy I previously purchsed an iPhone SE. Sure I paid more for it back then, Apple lowered it's price today.

    I agree totally. It's amazing. That's exactly why I purchased it.
    The only thing Apple cheaped out on with the SE is only putting in Touch ID 1. Apple could have put in Touch ID 2 but they refused.

    However I think the SE and this size of phone is not going to be around too much longer. The Apple Watch will replace it. Most people I know who have an SE want it for making calls and SMS. The watch can do both with voice quite easily now.

    "Just stop for a second, I have to make a watch call"
    That just dos not have the same feel to it that the words phone call do. But one day it'll become the norm I.
     
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    The new US prices are appealing:

    $349 - 32gb
    $449 - 128gb
     
  10. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    SE would be a good holdout phone until next years iPhone XT (T stands for TouchID), though having to deal with another year of using an old phone for me would be annoying.
     
  11. DogHouseDub macrumors 6502

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    Yep. Just went to see if it was still listed and if any upgrades were announced. Headphone jack? Touch ID? Small form factor? Sold!
     
  12. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for your input. What's the difference between touch id 1 and 2? Will I notice a difference coming from the 6 Plus?
     
  13. the8thark macrumors 68040

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    It's only Touch ID 1 on the SE, not Touch ID 2. It works well, not perfectly on the SE though.
     
  14. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    You can’t go wrong with the SE. It’s everything that a mobile phone needs to be, nothing more and nothing less. A liberating alternative to this ever increasing price desensitization.
     
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    the8thark macrumors 68040

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    I asked someone this who knows Apple products well and this is how the conversation went.

    Me - I’ve never used Touch ID 2. How much faster is it than the Touch ID 1 I have?
    Him - much
    Him - it's almost instant
     
  16. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I have an iPad Pro 10.5 which has touch ID 2 by the looks of things. And honestly, haven't noticed a difference compared with my 6 Plus. I just had to look up to check if they were not the same touch id.

    My MBP also has touch id, which admittedly is quite fast, but shouldn't be a deal breaker on the SE.
     
  17. the8thark macrumors 68040

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    Honestly it's not for the price the SE is now. 99% of the time it works just fine. Very rarely have I had to try my finger again. I think in the nearly year I've had the SE, I have had to rescan a finger a few times at most. Considering I open up the SE with touch ID many many times every day, it works very well.

    The only thing I'd do on an SE before anyone buys one, is open up pages on it at the Apple store and get the digital keyboard up in screen and jsut start using it. Do this in portrait mode. If the person is ok with this then the SE will be fine.

    For a case, I bought an otterbox from Amazon. The selection of cases for the SE at my local Apple store was really tiny. Almost no choice at all. So I had to import from Amazon.
     
  18. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers. The only time touch id on my 6 Plus doesn't work and I have to enter the code is if my hands are slightly wet (i.e. in the rain or after a workout). I'm just relieved it's not a downgrade. I use my iPad Pro for most things anyhow.

    I am pretty much sold on the SE, despite thinking I would almost certainly go for the iPhone X. Probably next year now, and use the SE until then. My 6 Plus is really stuttering. Can also pick-up the SE tomorrow.
     
  19. the8thark macrumors 68040

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    Congrats and hope you like the phone. It might take a little getting used to the smaller screen size for things like digital typing but I am sure you'll get used to it pretty quickly.
     
  20. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    If you can live with 32GB, the deals on the prepaid kits are even better ($130-200). :)
     
  21. DizzyV6P macrumors regular

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    The SE might be perfect for my daughter since her 5s keeps overheating and she's limping along on an old 16gb 4s....LOL!
     
  22. thisismyusername macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering if someone was going to post something like this. I've had my 5S for 4 years and am seriously considering "upgrading" to either the SE or 6S. The only things I don't like about my current phone are no WIFI calling (on AT&T at least), I've outgrown 16GB of storage, and it's slow. Both the SE and 6S fix all that while still giving me a headphone jack. I like the price of the SE but I do like the larger screen on the 6S. Hmm....
     
  23. Toonbay macrumors 6502

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    Yep just ordered a 128gb SE about an hour ago for £349, my 7 has smashed screen twice so was going to get an 8 or X but the £999 is just crazy and I always liked the smaller phone so going to give that a go as I only text and make a few calls, my iPad Pro does all the other stuff
     
  24. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nice one! But how did you get the 128GB SE fit £349? I'm seeing 32GB for £349 and 128GB for £449...
     

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