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Apple’s latest budget smartphone, the new iPhone SE, will start shipping today — Apple's new iPad Air 5 will begin shipping today, too.
The new iPhone SE comes in three colors: Midnight (black), Starlight (white) and Product RED. It also costs a little more than the previous iPhone SE: $429, up from $399. The third generation iPhone SE brings several noteworthy upgrades to the SE line from the previous model: 5G connectivity; A15 Bionic processing chip (which powers Apple’s current smartphone flagship, the iPhone 13); stronger glass casing, according to the company; new camera system with Smart HDR 4 and Deep Fusion, which the Apple says results in sharper, more vibrant photographs.
Important for many users, Apple said the battery lasts considerably longer than the old SE: 10 hours of streaming video, up from eight hours; 15 hours of video playback, up from 13 hours; 50 hours of audio playback, up from 40 hours
Other SE features remain the same as in the previous version: size (a 4.7-inch screen), single 12-megapixel rear camera, home button with Touch ID and Qi wireless charging (but still without MagSafe, Apple’s proprietary system for charging wirelessly more quickly).