1. nestixel's Avatar
    I'm thinking of buying a new phone next year, in summer, and I'm wondering will SE be good choice, if SE 2's relase price gets too high, or if it doesn't even get relased. I'm using my phones for music, whatsapp and one or two simple games. Will SE last 3-4 years for me? Sorry for bad english
    10-07-2017 06:42 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    It sounds like the SE should suit your needs just fine, although I can’t help but question whether it will be supported by Apple for the next 3-4 years (with software updates). It’s likely Apple will either update the SE or discontinue it at some point next year. IF they update the SE it will likely stay at the same price point as the current SE, if not only slightly more expensive.
    TgeekB likes this.
    10-07-2017 06:53 AM
  3. G1DRP's Avatar
    I think the SE will still last 3-4 years do long as you look after your battery. The updates are not so critical really, in my opinion.
    RobertP1 likes this.
    10-07-2017 08:31 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm thinking of buying a new phone next year, in summer, and I'm wondering will SE be good choice, if SE 2's relase price gets too high, or if it doesn't even get relased. I'm using my phones for music, whatsapp and one or two simple games. Will SE last 3-4 years for me? Sorry for bad english
    The phone itself should last the timeframe you mentioned, but whether or not iOS or any of the games or apps you may install continue to support it remains to be seen. As for a second generation iPhone SE, I haven’t seen anything concrete about it. Just rumors and wishes.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 10-07-2017 at 09:45 AM.
    10-07-2017 09:26 AM
  5. darius_robin's Avatar
    I'm thinking of buying a new phone next year, in summer, and I'm wondering will SE be good choice, if SE 2's relase price gets too high, or if it doesn't even get relased. I'm using my phones for music, whatsapp and one or two simple games. Will SE last 3-4 years for me? Sorry for bad english
    The SE released last year may have been a one-off in my opinion, as that form factor is starting to feel a bit outdated. I doubt Apple will release a second gen.
    10-07-2017 09:34 AM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    The SE released last year may have been a one-off in my opinion, as that form factor is starting to feel a bit outdated. I doubt Apple will release a second gen.
    I always got the feeling that Apple had a bunch of leftover parts from previous iPhones and decided they might as well turn them into phones and sell them under the name iPhone SE. I feel like it probably sold pretty well though, especially internationally. If Apple can make enough money on a new SE, and that they won’t just be cannibalizing sales of their other models, they’ll release a new one. If not, they’ll probably let the current model stick around for another year or so then discontinue it.
    10-08-2017 06:45 AM
  7. RobertP1's Avatar
    I think (hope) that Apple continues the SE. It proved that there is a market for a 4 inch phone and the people that can’t or won’t drop a $1000 on a cellphone will have no choice butto go to Android and the millions of phone choices they have so a small fraction of the price of an iPhone... Apple is not walking away from that market
    10-08-2017 06:57 AM
  8. darius_robin's Avatar
    I think (hope) that Apple continues the SE. It proved that there is a market for a 4 inch phone and the people that can’t or won’t drop a $1000 on a cellphone will have no choice butto go to Android and the millions of phone choices they have so a small fraction of the price of an iPhone... Apple is not walking away from that market
    It will be good for Apple if they keep selling two-year old iPhones by reducing their price by $100-200, like they did this year with the 6S. Although they won’t be as powerful as the latest gen, they will provide customers with more budget options. Apple won’t have to release another gen of the SE then.
    Last edited by darius_robin; 10-08-2017 at 07:04 AM. Reason: Spelling
    10-08-2017 07:03 AM
  9. RobertP1's Avatar
    It will be good for Apple if they keep selling two-year old iPhones by reducing their price by $100-200, like they did this year with the 6S. Although they won’t be as powerful as the latest gen, they will provide customers with more budget options. Apple won’t have to release another gen of the SE then.
    You may be right, but I know a lot of people that want that 4 inch screen.. They may update and change the look and specs... but I hope a 4 inch phone is in their future
    darius_robin likes this.
    10-08-2017 07:05 AM
  10. xanadome's Avatar
    You may be right, but I know a lot of people that want that 4 inch screen.. They may update and change the look and specs... but I hope a 4 inch phone is in their future
    Agreed. I for one, would buy an updated SE in a heartbeat. Even now, I cannot decided between the SE and my new 8. SE's palm sized compact and light weight configuration is super. I prefer its performance and functionality over price. Apple know they found a very solid market (demographics) and I do not think they would walk away from it. Keeping the form factor, shaving bezel space (like they did on X) and stuff it with 7 or 8 guts would be drooling.

    As for the longevity of the curent SE, it will be good for as long as the 6s survives.
    RobertP1 likes this.
    10-08-2017 07:27 AM
  11. RobertP1's Avatar
    Agreed. I for one, would buy an updated SE in a heartbeat. Even now, I cannot decided between the SE and my new 8. SE's palm sized compact and light weight configuration is super. I prefer its performance and functionality over price. Apple know they found a very solid market (demographics) and I do not think they would walk away from it. Keeping the form factor, shaving bezel space (like they did on X) and stuff it with 7 or 8 guts would be drooling.

    As for the longevity of the curent SE, it will be good for as long as the 6s survives.
    I also have an SE as the backup to my 8+ and I wrestle with changing. The SE is just so damn convenient. I would also buy an SE 2 in a minute
    10-08-2017 07:31 AM
  12. TgeekB's Avatar
    Agree with people saying it has a market.
    I also have one as my backup and love it.
    RobertP1 likes this.
    10-08-2017 07:47 AM
  13. Premium1's Avatar
    I'm thinking of buying a new phone next year, in summer, and I'm wondering will SE be good choice, if SE 2's relase price gets too high, or if it doesn't even get relased. I'm using my phones for music, whatsapp and one or two simple games. Will SE last 3-4 years for me? Sorry for bad english
    The SE has internals that will easily make it another 3+ years. By then the price will be even lower and for your use it should be fine.
    10-08-2017 03:38 PM
  14. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I've said many times that I would gladly buy an updated SE at launch, full price. Price isn't the driving factor for me, it is the size. I see people saying Apple is just selling old parts or old phones for a lower price, but you have to remember that when the SE came out, it had the same specs as the flagship at that time, the 6S. If they can do that with the internals for the 8 in a size similar to the current SE, I think it would definitely be a success. I don't need the design to stay the same, but I would also be ok if they did keep it.
    libra89 and RobertP1 like this.
    10-10-2017 02:50 PM

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