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Apple launches a 3rd gen iPhone SE – the budget iPhone now has 5G

It's a minor update to Apple's cheapest phone

At today’s Peek Performance event, Apple has unveiled a new generation of the iPhone SE. We’ve already heard about this phone for a while, thanks to the rumour mill spinning as per usual.

As expected, this new budget phone only offers a few upgrades from the previous iteration. But, big flashy phones with all the bells and whistles aren’t for everyone, so it’s good to see Apple updating its budget device.

The latest iPhone SE takes the same form factor as the previous two models, but there’s some new tech on the inside. This means it’s keeping the same 4.7 inch display and the Home button.

Apple’s latest and greatest A15 Bionic chip powers the new iPhone SE generation for some seriously powerful performance.

You’ll also find 5G inside this latest budget phone, which will give you faster speeds while on mobile data. As the device is so much smaller, battery life was a big complaint on the previous iPhone SE. Apple claims to have fixed this and boasts a battery lasting a few more hours, but we’ll have to wait and see how it holds up.

On the iPhone SE, you’ll find a new camera system, and all the latest software features from iOS 15. The device is available in Blue, Product Red, and Starlight. It’s available March 18 from £429, with pre-orders beginning on Friday.

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Connor is a writer for Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website. He has been writing for around seven years now, with writing across the web and in print too. Connor has experience on most major platforms, though does hold a place in his heart for macOS, iOS/iPadOS, electric vehicles, and smartphone tech. Just like everyone else around here, he’s a fan of gadgets of all sorts! Aside from writing, Connor is involved in the startup scene. This exciting involvement puts him at the front of new and exciting tech, always on the lookout for innovating products.

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