Apple launched the iPhone SE at its ‘Let’s loop you in’ event last night, and also announced that it will go on sale in India sometime in ‘early April’. Redington, Apple’s official distributor in India, has just announced that the iPhone SE will go on sale on April 8. The new iPhone will be available across Redington’s 3,000 retail outlets across the country.
Apple iPhone SE is the new compact iPhone, which is essentially an iPhone 6s packed into the iPhone 5s’ body. Apple will be launching two variants of the iPhone SE in India — 16GB and 64GB. The base variant is priced at Rs 39,000, but the company hasn’t revealed the pricing of the 64GB variant yet.
Publications who were present at Apple’s event last night have posted their first impressions, and they are mostly positive. While the new iPhone may look identical to the iPhone 5s, it is as fast and snappy as the flagship iPhone 6s.
Apple iPhone SE specifications, features: The new iPhone features a 4-inch Retina Display, and is powered by a A9 processor paired with M9 co-processor. The iPhone SE also supports the always-on Hey Siri feature.
The smartphone also features a 12-megapixel iSight camera at the back with True Tone Flash, and support for 4K video recording and Live Photos. Up front, there is a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera with Retina Flash feature. Connectivity options include 4G with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC for Apple Pay support.
On the software front, it runs on iOS 9.3, which was released last night. The OS update brings with it features like Night Shift, which determines users’ devices clock and geo-location to automatically set the color temperature. Other new features include password protection for Notes, improved CarPlay integration, and Nearby Feature in Maps.