1. arc3484's Avatar
    Let's just hope there *is* a next generation. Everything after that will be gravy.
    I have a feeling that apple will start offering two choices across their entire hardware lineup. Just like their macbook's, you will have a choice between a pro version of iPhone edition (iPhone 8) and pro version iPad (iPad Pro). The bargain hardware will always be available iPhone 7s/se and iPad 9.7". I just hope they continue to support and optimize software to work buttery smooth on the "non pro" devices as time ages hardware to make the high price tag worth the bargain.
    TgeekB and libra89 like this.
    07-08-2017 10:38 AM
  2. Spirit Vision Photography's Avatar
    I'd agree if only it had optical image stabilization. That, along with second gen fingerprint recognition, are about the only things I miss from my iPhone 6s+. 3d touch would be nice, too, but I don't really miss it.

    What is second generation fingerprint recognition? My current version on the SE works perfectly.
    07-08-2017 11:05 AM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    What is second generation fingerprint recognition? My current version on the SE works perfectly.
    That is the latest form of Touch ID, and it's faster. It's in the 6s and up.
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    07-08-2017 01:04 PM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    Let's just hope there *is* a next generation. Everything after that will be gravy.
    Yess agreed. I think it will make more sense for Apple to do a refresh every two years.
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    07-08-2017 01:10 PM
  5. Spirit Vision Photography's Avatar
    The SE phone and the 6s are identical.
    07-09-2017 02:36 AM
  6. Spirit Vision Photography's Avatar
    The SE phone and the 6s are identical.
    Exactly.
    07-09-2017 04:42 AM
  7. mogelijk's Avatar
    The SE phone and the 6s are identical.
    Except where they aren't. The advantages the 6S has:
    • Contrast on the 6s screen is much better (1400:1 vs. 800:1 on the SE) and better wide viewing angles;
    • 3D touch, again, part of the better display panel;
    • 2nd Generation Touch ID;
    • Better front facing camera, 5 Megapixel on the 6s and only 1.2 megapixel on the SE;
    • The 6S supports LTE Advanced (300 Mbps LTE radio vs 150 Mbps max in the SE);
    • The 6S has 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO, the SE does not support MIMO;
    • and The 6S has a barometer sensor, the SE does not.


    The SE is a great device and, while it uses the same processor, because of the smaller screen tends to be a bit faster than the 6S, and with better battery life; but the SE is not the same as the 6S.
    arc3484, Tinkernaught and libra89 like this.
    07-09-2017 03:19 PM
  8. bones467's Avatar
    I have a 6s as my personal phone, but have an iPhone SE for work, I had the 5s when it was first out and loved that! The SE is a brilliant little phone that is such a good comfortable size! My wife has one too and she likes it!
    Tinkernaught and libra89 like this.
    07-09-2017 03:28 PM
  9. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I have a 6s as my personal phone, but have an iPhone SE for work, I had the 5s when it was first out and loved that! The SE is a brilliant little phone that is such a good comfortable size! My wife has one too and she likes it!
    It looks so old fashioned, with the tiny screen and ultra-wide bezels. Like being in 2012 again (or 2010 for non-Apple users).
    Is the SE still on sale?
    07-13-2017 03:55 AM
  10. Wotchered's Avatar
    The SE is the ideal size for a mobile phone, in that it will go easily into a pocket, without feeling like a tea tray ! As for the bezels thing, I quite like the large bezels because it saves my thumbs straying onto the touch screen when I'm not concentrating ( I have XL hands !) If they can make the SE waterproof it'll be perfect.
    libra89 and camaroz1985 like this.
    07-13-2017 04:31 AM
  11. camaroz1985's Avatar
    Hoping for an update to mirror the 7S, waterproof and 3D touch are on my wish list, but any improvement is welcome, and it will be first phone that I ever preorder. I'm definitely willing to put my money where my mouth is.
    07-17-2017 12:54 PM
  12. camaroz1985's Avatar
    You know, it wasn't many years ago that one would spend something like the $269 I spent on my 64GB SE... for just a GPS navigator device. Garmin, Tom Tom, whatever. I had one of those back in the day and the SE + Apple Maps is at least as good except for the lack of current speed & speed limit (hey, fix that, Apple!). And the SE does so very much more than just GPS for the money. Such a bargain device!
    I think I saw that is coming in iOS 11, so it will be even better for you. Hooking it up to CarPlay, if your car has it, makes it equal to any other iphone for navigation purposes, and then you can more easily put it in your pocket when you get to where you are going. Still loving this little phone.
    libra89 and Tinkernaught like this.
    07-17-2017 12:57 PM
  13. MizWylie's Avatar
    I just picked up the SE from Best Buy during their Prime Day competition sale. Got it for $12 a month and in about 30 days I can pay off the phone for a grand total of $299 for a 128 GB one. It's a nice change of scenery from the 7 Plus!
    07-17-2017 02:04 PM
  14. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I just picked up the SE from Best Buy during their Prime Day competition sale. Got it for $12 a month and in about 30 days I can pay off the phone for a grand total of $299 for a 128 GB one. It's a nice change of scenery from the 7 Plus!
    Wow. Great price!
    07-17-2017 02:43 PM
  15. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I just picked up the SE from Best Buy during their Prime Day competition sale. Got it for $12 a month and in about 30 days I can pay off the phone for a grand total of $299 for a 128 GB one. It's a nice change of scenery from the 7 Plus!
    That is a great price. I don't think you will be disappointed. Now, which will get more use, 7 Plus or SE?
    07-17-2017 02:45 PM
  16. MizWylie's Avatar
    That is a great price. I don't think you will be disappointed. Now, which will get more use, 7 Plus or SE?
    Right now the SE is getting the most use. Haven't even picked up my 7 Plus since having the SE delivered
    07-18-2017 12:55 PM
  17. camaroz1985's Avatar
    Right now the SE is getting the most use. Haven't even picked up my 7 Plus since having the SE delivered
    That is why my 7 and 7 plus are for sale. I'm going to stick with this size, and hope for an update in the spring.
    07-18-2017 01:56 PM
  18. MizWylie's Avatar
    That is why my 7 and 7 plus are for sale. I'm going to stick with this size, and hope for an update in the spring.
    I want the mid ground of the 7. Wanna trade for a SE 🤣🤣 I'm a typical woman who can't make up her mind but I think I'm gonna hang onto the SE until the fall releases
    libra89 likes this.
    07-18-2017 02:03 PM
  19. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I want the mid ground of the 7. Wanna trade for a SE I'm a typical woman who can't make up her mind but I think I'm gonna hang onto the SE until the fall releases
    I wouldn't mind trading for an SE plus some $
    07-18-2017 02:40 PM
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