Both the iPhone SE and iPhone 5C are older technology put into more recently released phones. The SE does have more modern tech inside, but it's not at the level of the 6s/6s+. Here is the differences (screen size aside) between the 6s/6s+ and the 6/6+ and the SE. To me it feels to keep the margins on the SE Apple is selling older iPhone 6 technology in a smaller 5S case. To either remove all the older tech from the inventory channels or keep the margins at a lower final sales price. This makes choosing the iPhone SE a tough choice. Will there be a new phone sized phone from Apple (the last phone sized phone from Apple before the SE was the 5S) soon? Will the SE be the iPad 3 and be upgraded upon in sox monthis or some short time frame? Many of us really like phone sized phones but paying for last generation's tech is a worry.