Apple launches new cheap iPhone into a weak global economy
April 16, 2020 - With the global economy weakened by the coronavirus pandemic, Apple has introduced a cheaper second-generation iPhone SE smartphone, four years after the original was launched.
The new iPhone SE smartphone costs from $399 – $300 less that the mid-level iPhone 11 and a mighty $600 less than the upscale iPhone 11 Pro’s entry price.
To help achieve the lower price point, Apple has recycled the form factor of the popular iPhone 8 (now discontinued), which still uses a Touch ID fingerprint scanner to unlock the device, as opposed to the Face ID facial recognition method employed by every other iPhone currently on sale. Given the global Covid-19 pandemic, this may be no bad thing since wearing a medical face mask stops Face ID from working.
The iPhone SE comes in black, white or red, with storage options ranging from 64GB to 256GB.
Preorders open on April 17, with deliveries beginning April 24.
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