Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Tiny Body, Big Phone; Packed with Features, Apple's New SE Punches above Its Weight

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Tiny Body, Big Phone; Packed with Features, Apple's New SE Punches above Its Weight

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Byline: Mark Furler

IF YOU believe the best things come in small packages then Apple's new iPhone could be just the thing for you.

The four-inch Apple SE packs a lot of phone into a little body.

And if you prefer a four-inch screen, and a phone that sits easily in the hand, the SE is certainly a good buy starting at under $700, compared to more than $1100 for bigger, top of the line phones.

While bigger has been better in phone marketing more recently, Apple points out that 30 million four-inch phones were sold in 2015.

The new SE, which was launched alongside a powerful new 9.7 inch iPad Pro, has some pretty amazing specs.

It has a new 12 megapixel camera which also shoots 4k video.

The iPhone SE features the same 64-bit A9 chip offered in iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

Features include support for iTouch and Apple Pay.

While Apple's last new four-inch phone was launched three years ago, Apple believes there is a market for the device.

"Everyone who wants a smaller phone is going to love iPhone SE," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, enthused.

"iPhone SE is packed with a stunning 4-inch Retina display, advanced 64-bit A9 chip with M9 motion co-processor, longer battery life, 12-megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash, Live Photos, 4K video, faster LTE and wi-fi, and Touch ID with Apple Pay. Everyone who wants a smaller phone is going to love iPhone SE."

Features including being able to say "Hey Siri" without having to pick up your iPhone, and a range of fitness tracking capabilities like measuring your steps and distance.

The special edition phone will be available in space grey, silver, gold and rose gold metallic finishes in 16GB and 64GB models for a recommended retail price starting at A$679. It will be available from Thursday. …

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