What you need to know
- Apple has announced a new generation of the iPhone SE.
- The company revealed the new iPhone SE at an event earlier today.
- The new iPhone SE features the A15 Bionic chip and support for 5G.
Today, Apple hosted its "Peek Performance" event. The company announced a new generation of the iPad Air and also introduced two entirely new products: the Mac Studio and Studio Display.
It also revealed the next generation of the iPhone SE. The new iPhone SE comes packed with the A15 Bionic processor and support for 5G connectivity.
Apple released a video to highlight everything that is new with the iPhone SE. You can watch it on YouTube below:
The iPhone SE has been anticipating an update for a couple of years now. While some had hoped that Apple might bring a full redesign to the low-cost iPhone, it appears that will have to wait as Apple opted for internal upgrades this year.
The new iPhone SE now comes packed with the A15 Bionic processor, the same chip that powers the iPhone 13 lineup. This will enable blazing-fast performance on a phone that was already super fast when compared to other budget smartphones.
It has also been upgraded with 5G support, so those who live in an area where 5G coverage is growing will benefit from faster download and upload speeds.
The new generation of the iPhone SE comes in Midnight, Starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED and will start at $429 for the 64GB configuration. Preorders will begin on Friday and it will be available on March 18.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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