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Apple just launched its second gen iPhone SE and it looks like an iPhone 8

New wine in an old bottle
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15 April 2020 / 21:28IST

Apple has just announced what could be its biggest launch this year on our pandemic-stricken planet in the most subtle way possible. There’s no presentation, no Phil Schiller lecturing you on how fast this new iPhone is compared to the previous iPhone SE (it really is) and no Tim Cook to explain how Apple is doing during these tough times. Bottomline is that there’s a new iPhone, it’s the first small iPhone since 2017 (that’s 3 years ago) and it is not exactly new – it looks like an iPhone 8. The supposed new bits are on the inside. There’s 4.7-inch Retina HD display and an A13 Bionic chipset inside that Apple claims will deliver excellent battery life. You also get a single 12MP camera at the back that Apple says will shoot some great pictures, including those bokehlicious portrait photos using its computational photography smarts. And like the new iPhone 11 series, it can also take some rain splashes or a trip to the beach (IP67). Surprisingly, Apple also threw in wireless charging that will let the phone charge to 50% in just 30 minutes. This juicy new blast from the past (complete with Touch ID) will be available in black, white and PRODUCT (RED) from  ₹42,500 in 64, 128 and 256GB options.

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