Humor me for a moment and allow me to assume you have an iPhone. What model? iOS 11 will run on all iPhones going back to the iPhone 5S. I don’t remember when the 5S launched but it seems like ages ago, yet it still lives on in iPhone SE.
My husband uses the most recent iPhone SE, and, honestly, there are times when I’m envious. Why? It fits into his pocket and it fits into his hand. Meanwhile, I tote around an iPhone 7 Plus with one of those sticky silicone cases and getting it into and out of anything but the pantry is a chore.
Photos from the iPhone SE camera look pretty much the same as those I take with iPhone 7 Plus, Portrait mode notwithstanding. He doesn’t even bother to add a case to his iPhone.
Last week Apple introduced a new line of iPhones and you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll get the latest and greatest, iPhone X. My husband? “Maybe next year. I love this phone.”
iPhone SE is loved for all the right reasons. It’s small, the screen is excellent, it’s easy to tuck into a pocket or purse, it’s fast, it runs iOS 11, and now Apple prices it at $349. Since the whole experience of a smartphone is the apps you use and iPhone SE runs iOS 11, what’s not the like? No, it doesn’t sport the iPhone X’s new Face ID, but, damn– Touch ID works so well we don’t think about it anymore.
iPhone SE also means the range in Apple’s iPhone line is more than 200-percent. From $349 to as much as $1,149 for a fully loaded iPhone X with 256GB of storage. iPhone SE storage is only $100 more.
Take that, cheap-assed Android plastic.
To be fair, an iPhone SE does not have all the latest and greatest but what it has is better than most of the cheaper Android smartphones, plus, with iOS 11, it gets all the new apps, new features, more functionality. Only Apple can pull off this little miracle– every iPhone since the 5S, including the SE, which is based on the 5S, has improved, thanks to Apple’s ability to get the newest iOS release into the most hands. Literally.
If you want a good smartphone, and money is as much of an object as usability, security, safety and backup, and upgradeability, how is iPhone SE not a bargain?
At $349 Apple made iPhone SE a bargain. A new iPhone X costs three times as much but runs the same iOS 11 version. Yeah, I’m a little envious at times.