Apple unveils new £419 iPhone SE with 4.7inch screen and Touch ID

Telegraph 15 Apr 2020 05:10

Apple has lifted the lid on its new budget iPhone SE, which aims to fill a gap in its product range. 

The iPhone, which will start at £419, heralds the return of a smaller screen to Apple’s range. With a 4.7-inch display, the California firm will aim to appeal to users looking for a cheaper device or who have been put off by ever-larger screens.

The iPhone SE has a similar design to Apple’s iPhone 8 model, eschewing a full-screen front and keeping popular features such as a fingerprint scanner and home button. The phone comes with a faster A13 chip and in black, red and white, with an all black front to the device. 

The original iPhone SE proved popular, but was discontinued in 2018 as Apple moved to more powerful devices such as the iPhone X.

Apple hopes the phone, which lacks some of the cutting-edge features of its other recent devices, will boost sales while consumers wait for the launch of new high-end models with 5G later this year.

Its launch comes at a delicate time for Apple. The California giant cut its revenue forecasts due to the impact of the ongoing pandemic and warned investors it would miss its lower estimate of $63bn. 

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