"iPhone SE" as 2nd iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DMVillain, Feb 29, 2016.

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Those interested in an "iPhone SE", will you complement it with another iPhone?

  1. No

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  2. Yes

    25.0%
  3. Undecided

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  1. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

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    Another 4" iPhone thread!!

    I have a 6s Plus through the Upgrade Program and thus have an available Verizon upgrade. I've grown to dislike phablets for daily use, so the "SE" is appealing to me, but there are times when I may want the extra screen real estate (such as long trips). I plan on getting a SE through Verizon when it comes out, in 32gb (if available, if not 64). An unfortunate downside, however, is that the Watch only works with one phone (for now?).

    Is anyone else considering an "iPhone SE" as a a complement to their current iPhone? If so, what phone do you have, and what would you be looking for in an "iPhone SE" in terms of specs and storage capacity?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    If I were to get the SE version, it will be to replace my iPhone 6 plus, not used on conjunction. I too find the larger phones to be unwieldy. My issue is the size. Do I want the 6s form factor or the smaller Se one. I wondering if the Se is too small - I moved on from the 5 to the 6 plus for a reason. So while I've grown tired of the size, I do wonder if the Se will be too small for my needs (or old eyes)
     
  3. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    Why would you need two phones? Just get the SE and an iPad Mini. Buying two phones and swapping SIMs is a huge pain and waste of money.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No.

    I already have an iPhone 5 for that. Same size as this new phone.

    We don't sell our old phones and this is one reason as to why we don't. It won't be necessary to buy a brand new shiny, expensive phone as a 'backup' or 'complement' when we already have one - because we didn't sell our old ones. ;)
     
  5. DMVillain thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely not a need, just a potential want. I already have and iPad and unless we can pay off 6 months of Upgrade Program payments and upgrade to an SE, I'll still have a 6s Plus.
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    Good point. I do have a 5c but I've grown too accustomed to TouchID really use it. First World problems are fun problems to have!
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, I'm not actually using TouchID or 3D Touch too much even though I have them.

    I have two fingerprints registered on my 6s+, but I use TouchID on my iPad more often than on my phone. I have it disabled on my phone at the lockscreen because sometimes I just want to check notifications and not unlock the phone.

    So, my point in all that is when I use my iPhone 5 I don't notice that TouchID is missing.

    Also, correct me if I am wrong, but I heard somewhere that the new SE won't have Touch ID at all.
     
  7. lagwagon Suspended

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    It will have Touch ID... You're thinking of 3D Touch. It's said to not have 3D Touch.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    I can't see myself using 3d touch, though touchid is something I use, and if its missing, that would give me pause in buying the Se. I can't see Apple omitting that.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Thanks! Appreciate the correction on that!
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    Yeah, looks like I had that wrong. It's 3D Touch that it won't have.
     
  10. Quicklite macrumors regular

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    I would just have 1. Plus is already the premium model.
     
  11. firedept macrumors 603

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    I will most likely get the se to go with my 6. And then with my 7 Plus when Apple introduces them. Se for when I am on my motorcycle and plus for other times. Tired old eyes require the larger screen. Will sell 6.
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    outside of people with business phones, I do not think I have ever met someone who uses two phones as daily drivers. Sure some people change phones because they are seeing what they like, but 2 phones on a daily basis? That is why they made ipads. You can have a phone and a media consumption device, or the plus variant for people who try to blend the two.
     
  13. arn macrumors god

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    I see the appeal. A small phone somtimes is nice. But unless I can support the same phone number on both phones, won't it be hard to keep it in sync?

    arn
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    You would have to switch the SIM cards.
     
  15. Quicklite macrumors regular

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    Question - are there any app that lets you have multiple numbers on 1 iPhone? Heard about burner but never tried it. Assuming one could do that - getting another device seems space consuming.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can do something like that using services/apps like Google Voice (which works in conjunction with Google Hangouts), and some others like Line2 I believe.
     
  17. aleni macrumors 68020

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    iphone SE as primary phone. i know you can watch movies and play games more enjoyable on a big screen. but according to daily usage. do you watch youtube and playing games all the time on the smartphone for 12 hours a day? NO. you hold the phone for 12 hours a day, and compact size phone is the most convenience thing to have. so for my use. iPhone SE for primary phone, quick youtube, quick browsing, chatting without the bulk of the big iphone. i can use my ipad at home for a nice youtube watching, reading books and playing games.
     
  18. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a

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    It's best to have 2nd phone as cheapest Nexus based Andriod. But sadly Nexus 5X is a pure disappointment when it comes to screen calibration and CPU throttling.

    But carrying 2 iPhones around would be idiotic.
     
  19. youinc macrumors newbie

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    Currently I have iPhone 4S (works really well for almost 4 years) and plan to purchase a 6S Plus before the SE release. I want a longer battery life which is the reason I want a 6S Plus. I love the 4S' design and size but it cannot work with iOS 9 (Still iOS 7.1.2) smoothly and the battery life became shorter (It is acceptable after working for almost 4 years). Maybe SE is a better choice for me than 6S Plus. I can enjoy the design and size with a significant hardware upgrade (The same chip as 6S used).
     
  20. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    Because I have two hands.... /s
     
  21. mariachi4 macrumors member

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    Most likely. I bought the 6s because I lost my 5s, got no choice back then as i wanted the smallest iphone i could get and i personally won't buy old or same product. So SE should be my 5s spiritual replacement.
    Although i don't like the bigger screen of the 6s, i became accustomed to the 3D touch and super fast touch ID. Hard to live without them now. Unfortunately these features are not present on the SE, so I will have to test it out in real life first.
     
  22. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    I'm not considering it as a complement to my iPhone, but I definitely am considering it as a complement to my Note 5.

    For $400 I'm getting every feature of the 6s with the exception of Touch ID and a 5MP front facing. I'm fine with that. It allows me to easily enjoy both ecosystems.
     
  23. BMcCoy macrumors 65816

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    This is what I do.
    iPhone 5s - as a phone!
    iPad mini, tethered to phone, for when I want a larger screen for web browsing, etc.

    I guess 6s+ users see their device as a single-device solution for both the above; but my advantage is I can just take out my small phone for the evening, rather than squeezing a phablet in my pocket!
     
  24. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    I'll buy one (16gb) just to play around with and to supplement my 2 androids.

    Normally I buy 2 new phones a year, anyway.
     
  25. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    I'm honestly incredibly tempted. My iPhone 6 is doing fine for the most part, but the battery is giving me trouble - dropping 30% in an hour, jumping from 20 to 40% when I plug it in to charge, that sort of thing. Figures, the time that I didn't get Apple Care and planned to wait until the fall to get the 7! There's also the $300 difference in price between the SE and the 6S... I could get the SE to use as my daily driver and use my 6 for videos, etc. Worst comes to worst, I could sell the SE in the fall and get the 7 anyway if the upgrades blow me away. We'll see!
     

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