PSA: The iPhone SE is an upgrade to the 5s.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TurboPGT!, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. TurboPGT! Suspended

    Sep 25, 2015
    I can't believe this actually needs to be pointed out, but it definitely needs to be pointed out. The inevitable Apple hype hysteria has owners of a 6s criticizing the SE because they are "not sure if they should upgrade to it".
    Let me solve that conundrum for you right now: You shouldn't. This is not an upgrade for your tier.

    The iPhone 5s previously occupied the 4", lower cost tier for iPhone. A huge market unto itself, this tier. The iPhone SE is a generous (almost surprisingly so) upgrade to the 5s that occupied that tier until today.

    5s --> SE

    Please, for the love of Apple, get a grip on yourselves, and stop comparing the SE to the 6s as if it is "supposed to" match or succeed it in some way.

    The thread about the lack of the barometer just put me over the edge.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Of course, I don't few people thinks its a 6s in a 5s clothing. It definitely has some nice items and its performance will generally be inline with the 6s, but it doesn't have all the things the 6s, i.e., better front facing camera, dual domain pixels,force touch, etc etc.
  3. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2015
    I know. And the usual Apple detractors are beside themselves frothing at the mouth.
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    ^^^This!!! And Amen to it!

    You'd think the fact that the SE was using the design of the 5/5s that people would get it. But apparently that has to be pointed out because for some bizarre reason people seem to thing the SE is supposed to be a 4.7" iPhone 6s.

    Totally agree with you OP!
  5. wolfedude88 macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2013
    Well considering Apple themselves compared it to be just as powerful as the iPhone 6s in their presentation I think it's ok to compare it ourselves.

    I know a few people like myself switching from the iPhone 6s to the se because of he size.

    Not everyone wants a bigger phone, and some of us have settled for that to have top specs.
    It has some compromises but overall it's about as good as the ithe hone 6s just smaller.

    So that's where the should I upgrade to the se from the 6s comes from.

    I look at it more as should i sidegrade myself.
  6. DanGoh macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2014
    I consider it an upgrade to my 6. The SE will probably have better battery life, be faster, and has a slightly better camera.
  7. TurboPGT! thread starter Suspended

    Sep 25, 2015

    I don't buy it.
    The people that value size over everything else are still using 5-series phones.
    People that are "comparing" because they are considering a "sidegrade" are just caught up in the usual Apple-released-something-new hysteria, and just can't help themselves.
  8. garirry macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2013
    Canada is my city
    They compared it not to say that it's better or identical to the 6S, rather they did it to show how powerful the device was, even though it was a low-end 4" model.
  9. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    And the reason why the price of the 6s bought outright has not been lowered.

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