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The ?second-generation iPhone? SE was announced last week, and with pre-orders taking place on April 17, the first deliveries of the new device have started arriving for customers around the world. Apple has also begun taking orders in several of its online regional stores.

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Photo by MacRumors forum member Aneres11

The original iPhone SE was a budget 4-inch iPhone before being discontinued in 2018, but Apple revived the name this month with a new 4.7-inch model that looks like an iPhone 8 but has internals similar to those of the iPhone 11.

The new iPhone SE features an A13 Bionic chip, 3GB RAM, and a low starting price of $399. It's available in white, black, and red, and comes with 64, 128, or 256GB of storage.

On Thursday, Apple released an iOS 13.4.1 update for iPhone SE owners and other models that address an issue which prevented devices running iOS 13.4 from participating in FaceTime calls with devices running older versions of Apple's mobile operating system.

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MacRumors readers have confirmed that models arriving to customers today have iOS 13.4 installed, so a day-one software update is highly recommended.

?iPhone? SE owners can install the new update over-the-air tomorrow through the Settings app. To access the updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

Starting today, the new iPhone SE can be ordered from Apple.com and is also available from Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers in the U.S. and more than 40 other countries and regions. Join in the discussion on the MacRumors iPhone SE pre-order forum thread.

Article Link: iPhone SE Now Available as First Pre-Orders Delivered to Customers
 

jzuena

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Hoping we are early in our UPS delivery route. Working from home all day (you would think that's easy in a pandemic, but I’ve had to spend at least part of the day in the office most of the week) so I can check the new phone out before the wife gets home to claim it.
 

Veinticinco

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I get it's a new budget iPhone release but as basically a parts bin model, a 3-year old iPhone 8 with updated internals, does the SE really truly deserve the huge amount of column inches it's getting? Even calling it a "special edition" is typical hyperbole. It's basically an incremental 8S or 9 if you're being generous. Yawn.
 

Wanted797

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I‘m living in the EU so my current iPhone SE also has them but I still had to check because in all the years that I had this phone (or other Smartphones/iPhones) I never consciously noticed them. I guess we’re in Europe are already so used to them that we don’t notice anymore.

But it’s not on the iPhone 11?
 

imdropbear

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I get it's a new budget iPhone release but as basically a parts bin model, a 3-year old iPhone 8 with updated internals, does the SE really truly deserve the huge amount of column inches it's getting? Yawn.

The original SE was the same thing, old chassis with upgraded internals for cheap and it was a success. The new SE is the same thing basically.
 

EmotionalSnow

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I feel bad for European consumers who have to put up with those ugly regulatory markings. And people often accuse them of using fake iPhones.

Well, I don't like them but on my iPhone 11 Pro Max (space grey) you have to look carefully to even see them. There are worse things in life, but I certainly would love it if Apple could just print them on the packaging instead ...
 

aaadktda

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But it’s not on the iPhone 11?
It should be on everything. I even have it on my Mac Mini. You can barely notice them. The fact that the background is white makes them pop even more. If there is a phone without it, maybe that phone is a grey import that was made for other markets.
 

EmotionalSnow

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No thanks sticking with my 512GB I phone 11 Pro Max.

I thought you liked Touch ID more than Face ID, Trump? /s
 
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I7guy

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I get it's a new budget iPhone release but as basically a parts bin model, a 3-year old iPhone 8 with updated internals, does the SE really truly deserve the huge amount of column inches it's getting? Even calling it a "special edition" is typical hyperbole. It's basically an incremental 8S or 9 if you're being generous. Yawn.
Answer is yes. Like the 11 pro is an incremental Xs.
 
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phenste

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The fact that some markets still have those regulatory markings is whatever…it’s nice that Americans (along with others, just speaking from where I am) have had that “clean” look for a long time, however out-of-the-norm it’s made the version with markings look to us. (oh, those times when you realize something belongs in PRSI ;)…)
Either way. SE looks like a great phone if you’re not expecting a revolution, simply a thorough fine-tuning of what they’ve had with the 8 onwards.

My best friend has the original SE and is the exact stereotype that people here talk about all the time—someone who CLAMORS for a smaller phone and has held TIGHT to her SE since upgrading from a 5c. I had to force myself to keep my mouth shut about this phone when they announced it because I want her to get a new phone so bad, but she gets so annoyed with my Apple nerdery. And then…without any prompting on my part…she texts me, “no lie, the new SE is super exciting to me—pretty sure I’m gonna get one.” Now that’s obviously not gonna happen with everyone, but to put it simply, Apple is offering 11 Pro performance in all of the ways that matter to the kind of people who buy an SE—for the price of an SE. That’s amazing. Looking forward to the day my girl gets one.
 
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