Here's a roundup of all the first iPhone SE reviews

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What you need to know

  • The first reviews of the new iPhone SE are in.
  • We've got a roundup of all the first reviews and unboxings.
  • The initial response seems positive!

Apple's iPhone SE has been in the hands of journos and tech influencers everywhere, and today, the first round of iPhone SE reviews were released! Here's a roundup of all the first written reviews, video reviews and unboxings!

Rene Ritchie

The legend Rene Ritchie says the new iPhone SE is "the retro-future of iPhones, but what does that mean? Find out in his video!

The Verge

Dieter Bohn says the new iPhone SE is "everything you need" and "a strong case against $1,000 phones."


Matthew Panzarino says the new iPhone SE is "cheap and cheerful", and will widen the gate for people to spend money on Apple's services.


Apple's new low-cost handset proves you can own a great phone without spending a small fortune.


Engadget says that the new iPhone is a great phone, with an even better price, and that it's "as practical as it is powerful."


"Speedy Performance, Outstanding Value."


CNET says that the iPhone SE is "one of the best budget phones you can buy in 2020."


"For a phone that is so affordable, this really does deliver so much and should give you a phone that will last you for the next 3-4 years without the need to upgrade."


"An iPhone for People Who Don't Like New iPhones"

Marques Brownlee

Marques says the "iPhone SE might be the most important thing Apple's made this year."


UAC has a "real day in the life review" of the new iPhone!


iJustine graces us with her trademark unboxing and first impressions!

Ben's gadget reviews

"Not for tech geeks, but for the mainstream crowd"

So there you have it, what are your first impressions of the iPhone SE? Let us know in the comments!

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9