1. california governor's Avatar
    Ya man, I love my SE!

    My problem now is trying to find a case I like? I've gone thru about 6 cases in a week and am still rocking it naked lol.
    6 cases a week? Aesthetic to the core. Me like!
    Lefty724 likes this.
    04-07-2016 12:06 PM
  2. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    So the Apple case is good with absorbing shock? I wish it had more colors though.
    it's not an otterbox, for sure, but it's quite good...

    Regarding colors, there were quite a few when the 5S was launched ... Maybe they are going to sell them again.
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    04-07-2016 01:53 PM
  3. Lefty724's Avatar
    So far they only have black and blue leather cases at the Apple Store. I went to Amazon and bought a cheap knockoff since I really wanted saddle brown.


    This is my second day using it, and so far I like it. I've ordered a few more cases since I want a little more protection.
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    04-07-2016 03:11 PM
  4. PedroRG's Avatar
    Apple used to sell its leather cases in 5 different colors when the 5S launched, if I remember correctly. But except for the black, all the other cases with lighter colors received lots of complaints because the leather picked up stains very quickly.
    Regarding protection against shock, I found this video on YouTube where the Apple leather case for the iPhone 5S (as well as two others) were tested for drops. The iPhone 5S screen broke only after falling from an excessive height.

    The iPhone 5S leather case is the exact same case as the one sold for the iPhone SE.
    libra89 likes this.
    04-07-2016 04:40 PM
  5. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    That is the reason now I only buy silicone cases....
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    04-07-2016 05:18 PM
  6. got556's Avatar
    Got my SE in earlier and put 9.3.1 on it, installed my tempered glass screen protector and Magpul Urban Gray field case, straight out of the box. Love this phone. Love love love this phone.
    Last edited by got556; 04-07-2016 at 08:08 PM.
    04-07-2016 05:36 PM
  7. california governor's Avatar
    Got my SE in earlier and put 9.3.1 on it, installed my tempered glass screen protector and Magpul Urban Gray field case, straight out of the box. Love this phone. Love love love this phone.
    I share your sentiments, mate.
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    04-07-2016 08:23 PM
  8. Robster33's Avatar
    Apple used to sell its leather cases in 5 different colors when the 5S launched, if I remember correctly. But except for the black, all the other cases with lighter colors received lots of complaints because the leather picked up stains very quickly.
    Regarding protection against shock, I found this video on YouTube where the Apple leather case for the iPhone 5S (as well as two others) were tested for drops. The iPhone 5S screen broke only after falling from an excessive height.


    The iPhone 5S leather case is the exact same case as the one sold for the iPhone SE.
    Its always been the case only the black leather is worth buying, and you don't but them for drop protection. The new black SE case is a really nice slim fitting case, better than the old 5S ones and the 6S ones.
    libra89 and LCW like this.
    04-08-2016 01:05 AM
  9. LCW's Avatar
    Its always been the case only the black leather is worth buying, and you don't but them for drop protection. The new black SE case is a really nice slim fitting case, better than the old 5S ones and the 6S ones.
    Agreed - just received my black SE leather case last night... It's awesome feeling. Protrudes just enough that you can lay the phone screen down without issue. It's nice to the touch. Fits great. And you can see the bevel edge still, so looks classy. Glad I got it.
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    04-08-2016 08:51 AM
  10. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    Its always been the case only the black leather is worth buying, and you don't but them for drop protection. The new black SE case is a really nice slim fitting case, better than the old 5S ones and the 6S ones.
    is it any different from the "old" 5S leather ? How ?
    04-08-2016 10:19 AM
  11. Robster33's Avatar
    is it any different from the "old" 5S leather ? How ?
    Sure is, feels much nicer.
    04-08-2016 09:16 PM
  12. Robster33's Avatar
    is it any different from the "old" 5S leather ? How ?
    Apple has updated the material very subtly for their leather cases since the 6s came out. It is now 'European leather' and it has a coarser texture.
    This applies to the latest SE leather cases but not previous 5s ones.
    robertk328 likes this.
    04-09-2016 04:45 PM
  13. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    Apple has updated the material very subtly for their leather cases since the 6s came out. It is now 'European leather' and it has a coarser texture.
    This applies to the latest SE leather cases but not previous 5s ones.
    ok, so it's a different leather
    04-10-2016 07:21 AM
  14. hhh2016's Avatar
    I've really loved my SE so far. Sure, the screen is smaller, so you have to retrain yourself on the more cramped keyboard, but everything else has been a delight. The size is much better in my pocket, and its easier to hold (with actual edges). My 6s was very slippery, and most cases made it huge. The best part is, my SE is just as fast or faster than my 6s. I noticed that Apple Pay is much faster, even with the slightly slower Touch ID sensor.
    How about the front facing camera? Worse than 6s right?
    04-12-2016 04:40 AM
  15. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    How about the front facing camera? Worse than 6s right?
    Correct. The 6s has a 5 MP FaceTime camera while the SE has a 1.2 MP FaceTime camera. Both take 720P video.
    PedroRG likes this.
    04-12-2016 05:09 AM
  16. maflynn's Avatar
    Correct. The 6s has a 5 MP FaceTime camera while the SE has a 1.2 MP FaceTime camera. Both take 720P video.
    Of all the features of the 6s, that's the one that bothered me the most, but then coming from a 6 plus, it has a meager front camera, and I wasn't complaining about that.

    The SE also doesn't have a barometer which also initially bothered me, until I realized, the only time I looked at how many stairs I climbed, was hen I first bought the 6 plus. I'm not saying its a useless feature but its a feature I thought was valued but then through actual usage I wasn't really leveraging.
    04-12-2016 05:41 AM
  17. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Of all the features of the 6s, that's the one that bothered me the most, but then coming from a 6 plus, it has a meager front camera, and I wasn't complaining about that.

    The SE also doesn't have a barometer which also initially bothered me, until I realized, the only time I looked at how many stairs I climbed, was hen I first bought the 6 plus. I'm not saying its a useless feature but its a feature I thought was valued but then through actual usage I wasn't really leveraging.
    Why did the FaceTime resolution of the 6s bother you? 5 MP for a front facing camera is pretty good IMO, and a decent upgrade from prior iPhones.
    04-12-2016 05:43 AM
  18. sdc1's Avatar
    I ordered my iPhone SE yesterday and it arrived today, a day early. I've only had it an hour but I can tell already that I won't miss my iPhone 6. I love this form factor, for me it's just about perfect. Very happy.

    Posted from my iPhone SE
    04-12-2016 07:05 AM
  19. maflynn's Avatar
    Why did the FaceTime resolution of the 6s bother you? 5 MP for a front facing camera is pretty good IMO, and a decent upgrade from prior iPhones.
    Its omission on the SE that rankled me. I think the 6s front camera is really nice and it was something that I think would have been a nice to have. Perhaps I worded my displeasure awkwardly. Its not the 6s but the SE's lower front camera resolution.
    04-12-2016 07:12 AM
  20. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Its omission on the SE that rankled me. I think the 6s front camera is really nice and it was something that I think would have been a nice to have. Perhaps I worded my displeasure awkwardly. Its not the 6s but the SE's lower front camera resolution.
    Gotcha. I wasn't surprised to see the SE with a lower res camera but I can understand why you wouldn't be happy with it. It's all marketing. Apple has to justify the lower price of the SE as well as the higher price of its flagship devices.
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    04-12-2016 07:38 AM
  21. kataran's Avatar
    Gotcha. I wasn't surprised to see the SE with a lower res camera but I can understand why you wouldn't be happy with it. It's all marketing. Apple has to justify the lower price of the SE as well as the higher price of its flagship devices.
    True but I'm happy with the Retina Flash which works really well
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    04-12-2016 07:44 AM
  22. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    True but I'm happy with the Retina Flash which works really well
    It's awesome how natural the lighting looks using the "selfie flash".
    libra89 and kataran like this.
    04-12-2016 07:58 AM
  23. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    Gotcha. I wasn't surprised to see the SE with a lower res camera but I can understand why you wouldn't be happy with it. It's all marketing. Apple has to justify the lower price of the SE as well as the higher price of its flagship devices.
    well the decision wasn't a marketing gimmick at all, but a real good manufacturing choice, from the manufacturer point of view.
    They are basically using the whole front assembly of the iPhone 5S (camera included) without having to adapt a new camera to the old front, that surely implies development costs.
    Not good for selfies, for sure, but good enough for FaceTime.
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    04-12-2016 08:33 AM
  24. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    well the decision wasn't a marketing gimmick at all, but a real good manufacturing choice, from the manufacturer point of view.
    They are basically using the whole front assembly of the iPhone 5S (camera included) without having to adapt a new camera to the old front, that surely implies development costs.
    Not good for selfies, for sure, but good enough for FaceTime.
    I didn't say it was a gimmick, but marketing plays a role in almost everything Apple does. If it made sense to incorporate the 5 MP camera they could have. Development costs are certainly a factor but so is the need for Apple put the right features in the right products.
    libra89 likes this.
    04-12-2016 08:44 AM
  25. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    I didn't say it was a gimmick, but marketing plays a role in almost everything Apple does. If it made sense to incorporate the 5 MP camera they could have. Development costs are certainly a factor but so is the need for Apple put the right features in the right products.
    marketing plays a role in what EVERY commercial company does. It makes sense.
    04-12-2016 09:39 AM
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