“The SE is the little iPhone that could,” Susie Ochs writes for Macworld. “With a 4-inch screen and the body of an iPhone 5s, it fits in my pockets better than my iPhone 6s, and it’s easier to use one-handed. But it doesn’t compromise much over its bigger, more expensive siblings.”

“If you were waiting for Apple to put out another 4-inch phone before you’d upgrade, you’re probably dancing in the streets right now — and you should be, because this phone is such a huge step up from the iPhone 5s,” Ochs writes. “If you are on the fence between the iPhone SE and the flagship iPhone 6s, the SE’s lower price for nearly as much performance might sway you to the smaller screen.”

“If you are still rocking the iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, or earlier, your upgrade is here, and I think you’ll find it was worth the wait,” Ochs writes. “If you have an iPhone 6 or later and you’ve always hated its size, this might feel a lot better—its performance isn’t a downgrade, just its physical dimensions. The iPhone SE is powerful, speedy, and a worthy addition to the low end of the lineup.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We just wish it had 3D Touch. Not a deal-breaker, but 3D Touch would have iced the deal for many more users.

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