iPhone SE 3: Are you considering buying Apple’s affordable 5G phone?

Pre-orders for the iPhone SE 3 started this Friday. With Apple’s new intercom available to all customers next week, are you planning on getting one? And if so, why ?

After months of rumors, Apple announced the iPhone SE 3 last Tuesday at its first event of the year, called “Peek Performance”. Alongside this product, the company also unveiled the M1 iPad Air, new green colors for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, the Mac Studio with the M1 Ultra chip, and the Studio Display – its first monitor since 2019 Pro. XDR display.

According to Apple, the iPhone SE 3 features the “iconic” design people love with a 4.7-inch screen and a home button with Touch ID support. This new generation has the same chip as the iPhone 13, the A15 Bionic. With 4GB of RAM, this phone retains the same available storage as the previous version: 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB.

Moreover, iPhone SE 3 offers IP67 certificate against dust and water, wireless charging capabilities and larger battery than the previous version. Another point that differentiates it from the 2020 model is 5G support. Finally, this iPhone has three new colors: Starlight, Midnight and Red.

In the camera department, it has a 12MP main sensor with Smart HDR 4 support and the iPhone 13’s exclusive Photographic Styles feature, though it also lacks Night mode and the new Cinematic. The front camera has the same 7MP sensor, but Smart HDR 4 and A15 Bionic will likely make selfies look better than the previous version.

Although the iPhone SE 3 does not have 5G mmWave, proper support for MagSafe accessories such as the MagSafe Walletand the U1 chip, Apple increased its starting price from $399 to $429.

An analyst said the company is targeting this phone for first-time buyers and people who want to get a 5G iPhone without spending hundreds of dollars more.

With all that in mind, are you planning on getting a new iPhone SE 3? Is it for you, for a loved one or what? And if not, how come? Vote in the poll and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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