Apple discontinues low-end 4-inch iPhone SE, replaces it with a much better ‘budget’ iPhone

“With all the hubbub surrounding the launch of the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, it was easy to overlook another Apple development: No more iPhone SE,” Rick Broida writes for CNET. “The SE debuted at $399, but was cut to $349 with the arrival of the iPhone X and iPhone 8 last year.”

“Apple’s new ‘low-end’ model is the iPhone 7, which was just cut to $449,” Broida writes. “That’s $200 less than when it debuted two years ago as Apple’s then-flagship.”

“So, how does the iPhone 7 compare with the iPhone SE?” Broida writes. “Fans of the latter will undoubtedly bemoan the former’s larger size and lack of headphone jack… I’d say that in return for an extra half-inch of body length (hardly a pocket-breaker), you get a bigger, brighter screen — one that also supports 3D Touch. And you get the added benefit of a water-resistant design… Other perks include a faster processor and modem and better cameras.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: iPhone 7 also offers a significantly better processor (Apple A10 Fusion) vs. the A9 in the iPhone SE. If enough of an audience for tiny 4-inch iPhones existed, Apple would still make tiny 4-inch iPhones.

39 Comments

    1. I recall the same. Perfect for developing countries they are seriously struggling in with tiny market share.

      Another article posted today at 1:10 pm the women are now protesting and up in arms.

      As I’ve said countless times, when you put a beancounter, not a tech savvy CEO in charge, it is a constant churn to trim and maximize profits at the expense of loyal customers. The focus SHIFTS from the customer to the balance sheet.

      As you say in the examples you cited, they are leaving serious money on the table, Mini, Pro as well. Why, and for what? To force customers to spend more and make more profits.

      Welcome to the tone-deaf brave new world of Apple greed …

  1. All you people who said Apple doesnt ell you what you want or the small phone would still be sold if people wanted it, are full of shit. WHO wants a Fricken adapter or dongle to use headphones. What a bunch of shit. aAn adapter to use headphone. Asinine.

  2. All you people who said Apple doesnt tell you what you want or the small phone would still be sold if people wanted it, are full of shit. WHO wants a Fricken adapter or dongle to use headphones. What a bunch of shit. aAn adapter to use headphone. Asinine.

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