Dang the SE felt good.

RadioGaGa1984

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Went to the Apple store today and held an iPhone SE for the first time. I do love my 6S and don't know if i could go down in size as a daily use iPhone but Mmm... it did feel really nice in the hand.
I keep thinking about it. Just thought Id share. :)
 

ardchoille50

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Went to the Apple store today and held an iPhone SE for the first time. I do love my 6S and don't know if i could go down in size as a daily use iPhone but Mmm... it did feel really nice in the hand.
I keep thinking about it. Just thought Id share. :)
I totally agree, it reminds me of my iPhone 4S - I love that form factor. I'm tempted to get one as a secondary device for when I run/hike.
 
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Ugi

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Feels nice but having an outdated screen in it is a no-go. Go to another electronics store and compare it to the rest of th mobiles and if you're not close minded you'll notice how dull the se is.
was also considering to get the se because my 6s/+ had many display issues and I got a refund. Reading the se threads here I'm glad I did not.
 
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No matter how good it feels, typing on that tiny little keyboard is a killer on me ever purchasing. They do looks nice and feels good in the hands but that is not going to help me get though a days work in the field.
 

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There's always landscape.
Apple and many of its enthusiasts have found a small smartphone to be their favorite. Although the 6 series is popular, the modern full size smartphone is done best by the Android smartphone makers. Nexus, Samsung, HTC, LG and others are so far advanced that the aging iPhone only has the Apple logo as its best feature.
 

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I totally agree, it reminds me of my iPhone 4S - I love that form factor. I'm tempted to get one as a secondary device for when I run/hike.
I just did so yesterday. They finally had them in stock at my local Apple Store but quickly sold out. My husband managed to snag me and our daughter each a space grey. I had originally wanted gold or rose gold but decided for my smaller phone I preferred black bezels. They did have all the colors except rose gold. Their stock disappeared fast.

I am still going to use my 6SPlus in the house and other indoor locations that have wi-fi. I prefer to handle my emails and FB stuff on an iPhone and my 6S Plus is the ideal size for that. For on-the-go, though, this SE can't be beat. I'm going on a hiking trip next week and I'm happy it will be the SE in my pocket this time and not the 6S Plus I was hauling around last time. But the S Plus is still going with me.

My husband, on the other hand, couldn't handle going back to such a small device and happily handed my daughter's SE over to her after he finished setting it up for her. It's not for everybody.
 

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<Bitter laughing>

Got my iPhone 5 on launch day, September 21, 2012. A year later Apple anounces the iPhone 5 is dead, and here's the 5s. Apple kills that form factor with the iPhone 6/6+ a year after that.

A year and a half after that Apple introduces the iPhone SE. A phone that remarkably looks just like an iPhone 5/5s but no one remembers that this form factor has been here before.

Hmmm…how about them apples?

:(
 

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I just did so yesterday. They finally had them in stock at my local Apple Store but quickly sold out. My husband managed to snag me and our daughter each a space grey. I had originally wanted gold or rose gold but decided for my smaller phone I preferred black bezels. They did have all the colors except rose gold. Their stock disappeared fast.

I am still going to use my 6SPlus in the house and other indoor locations that have wi-fi. I prefer to handle my emails and FB stuff on an iPhone and my 6S Plus is the ideal size for that. For on-the-go, though, this SE can't be beat. I'm going on a hiking trip next week and I'm happy it will be the SE in my pocket this time and not the 6S Plus I was hauling around last time. But the S Plus is still going with me.

My husband, on the other hand, couldn't handle going back to such a small device and happily handed my daughter's SE over to her after he finished setting it up for her. It's not for everybody.
They are backordered at my local Apple Store, and our local Verizon still doesn't have any. These things are crazy popular!
 
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Apple and many of its enthusiasts have found a small smartphone to be their favorite. Although the 6 series is popular, the modern full size smartphone is done best by the Android smartphone makers. Nexus, Samsung, HTC, LG and others are so far advanced that the aging iPhone only has the Apple logo as its best feature.
Trying hard to connect completely unrelated things together just to put Apple down somehow.
 

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Trying hard to connect completely unrelated things together just to put Apple down somehow.
Have to agree.

I don't care for every product Apple makes and I have some strong objections to certain directions Apple goes in - but iOS/iPhone works for me.

Apple's marketshare and customer sales certainly do not agree with maxsix's opinion.
 
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Went to the Apple store today and held an iPhone SE for the first time. I do love my 6S and don't know if i could go down in size as a daily use iPhone but Mmm... it did feel really nice in the hand.
I have the SE since launch day. It replaced my iPhone 6. I'm really happy to have a truly "pocketable" phone again that doesn't get in the way and doesn't feel like a slippery piece of soap in my hand. Surprisingly I don't miss the bigger screen at all. I guess it depends on what you're using it for. I don't watch videos or read ebooks on my phone. Everything else works great, just as it did before Apple introduced the 4.7" screen. Typing is no problem at all. If you do a lot of web browsing, a bigger screen is obviously better, but I find even the 6+ screen too small for that.

It's true that the contrast of the "classic retina" display is not great anymore by today's standards, but it doesn't bother me in the slightest. Battery life seems much better than on the 6; I can now easily get through the day and usually have >30% left, where my 6 sometimes went into power saving mode in the evening.
 
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No matter how good it feels, typing on that tiny little keyboard is a killer on me ever purchasing. They do looks nice and feels good in the hands but that is not going to help me get though a days work in the field.
I couldn't agree more. I tried out the SE and love the size, but I definitely prefer the keyboard on the 6/6s.
 

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I couldn't agree more. I tried out the SE and love the size, but I definitely prefer the keyboard on the 6/6s.
Dictation works so well for me that I don't even use the keyboard on my iPhone much. This is why I don't mind going back to a smaller screen.
 
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