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Apple launches cheaper iPhone with smaller screen, home button
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There's a brand new iPhone — and by "brand new" I mean an iPhone that looks like an old iPhone with the name of an even older iPhone.
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Announced on Wednesday, the $399 second-generation iPhone SE is now Apple's most affordable smartphone. It looks almost exactly like the iPhone 8, which it replaces and was previously priced at $449, yet has a faster processor and the same lower price as the previous iPhone SE, which the company stopped selling in September 2018.
The new model will be available for preorder this Friday and will begin arriving on April 24 by mail — given that most Apple stores are closed.
Sure, it might seem like minor stuff — especially against the backdrop of, you know, an economy and society ravaged by a pandemic — but there are people who have been anxiously awaiting this very iPhone for years. Yes, this is the phone for:
1. Those who don't want a phone the size of an Olympic pool.
2. Those who love the traditional home button like their first born.
3. Those who think phones above the price of $700 are totally ludicrous.
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The SE's traditional home button design and its "smaller" 4.7-inch screen fly in the face of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, which have screens 5.8 inches or larger and start at $699.