“Early data from Slice Intelligence indicates that the SE may help Apple grow its maturing iPhone consumer base,” Jaimee Minney reports for Slice Intelligence.

“Only 35 percent of iPhone SE buyers purchased an iPhone online in the past two years, and 16 percent of them were previously Android users,” Minney reports. “By comparison, 49 percent of iPhone 6S buyers upgraded from a previous iPhone, and 10 percent replaced an Android device they bought online within the past two years.”

“Buyers of the SE look much different than the Apple fanboy audience typically queuing up to buy the latest from Cupertino. They’re older, less educated, and surprisingly, more male,” Minney reports. “More than one fifth of SE buyers are in the 45-54 age demographic, versus 18 percent for all iPhone buyers; and 77 percent of SE buyers are men, versus 69 percent.”

“Data on SE owners’ education offers a further indication that the SE is bringing a new audience to iPhone,” Minney reports. “Only 39 percent of new SE owners have a college degree, whereas 46 percent of those who pre-ordered an iPhone 6 or 6S did. And while education and income typically correlate closely, there were not sizable differences in income between SE buyers and those of other iPhones, though iPhone SE buyers under-index somewhat among the highest wage earners.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: iPhone SE is obviously a much smarter tack than iPhone 5c. Better price, better materials, better technology, and better features means better sales.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]