Review: Apple iPhone SE for AT&T
The iPhone SE is a fine phone when considered by itself. I prefer bigger handsets, but the SE delivers on the core features that make a modern smartphone a good smartphone.
The SE's design is appealing, the materials and manufacturing top-notch, and key behaviors, like voice quality, battery life, and data speeds, all hit the mark. The camera is quite good, and features such as Touch ID and Apple Pay mean the iPhone SE has a future in Apple's larger ecosystem. iOS 9.3 runs well on the SE and apps on the phone performed at excellent speeds.
The two elements likely to appeal most to people are the size and the price. There's no doubt the SE is a one-handed phone that's easy to use. If you're averse to phablets, then the iPhone SE may be for you. The starting price of $399 is no doubt attractive, but most will be better off spending $499 for the model with more storage.
As good as it is, I am disappointed that Apple essentially recycled a four-year-old design in the SE. If you don't mind the 2012-era design, the iPhone SE is certainly a nice upgrade from the iPhone 5 or 5s. If you're on the fence about the size, I'd suggest the iPhone 6s instead.
Mar 21, 2017
Apple today gave the iPhone SE a modest update thanks to improved storage capacities. Beginning this week, the iPhone SE will be available in 32 GB and 128 GB versions.
Jul 15, 2016
T-Mobile's prepaid brand, MetroPCS, is now selling the entire range of Apple iPhones at more than 5,000 of its stores around the country. The prepaid carrier first tested iPhone sales at a limited number of stores in Florida.
Jun 30, 2016
T-Mobile's prepaid brand, MetroPCS, today said it will soon sell the entire range of iPhones from Apple. MetroPCS plans to kick off iPhone sales at select stores in Florida on July 1, but will expand to all stores around the nation soon.
Mar 31, 2016
Apple today made a minor update available to iPhones and iPads in order to fix a browser-based bug. In particular, iOS 9.3.1 addresses an issue that caused apps to sometimes hang or crash completely after users tapped links in the browser or other apps.
Mar 21, 2016
Apple today announced the iPhone SE, a smaller, less-expensive alternative to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The SE's defining feature is the 4-inch display, which helps keep the footprint in check; the design is similar to that of the iPhone 5/5S.