Apple Announces New iPhone SE

Apple Announces New iPhone SE

Today's Apple event brought a ton of exciting new devices for photographers and filmmakers, including a nice update to the iPhone SE, their popular low-cost iPhone, that makes it quite appealing to photographers, filmmakers, and regular users alike. Let's take a look. 

iPhone SE 3

Apple's affordable and popular iPhone model sees its third generation this year. The SE series has become quite popular, offering the iPhone experience at a significantly more affordable price than other models. It has gained several new features and improvements in its third iteration, and it looks like a real winner:

  • 4.7-inch Retina display
  • Aerospace-grade aluminum and glass design
  • IP67 dust and water resistance
  • Home button with Touch ID
  • A15 Bionic chip (the same as the iPhone 13)
  • 16-core Neural engine
  • Improved battery life
  • Qi wireless charging
  • 12-megapixel f/1.8 wide camera featuring:
    • Smart HDR 4
    • Photographic Styles
    • Deep Fusion
    • Portrait mode
  • 5G data

The new iPhone SE will come in midnight, starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED options with 64, 128, or 256 GB of storage. Prices will start at $429, with preorders starting on March 11 and availability on March 18. Altogether, it looks like quite a well-rounded and affordable phone for a wide range of users. 

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winzehnt gates's picture

Sensor size?
FOV (or focal length eqivalent on FF)?

Jonathan Casey's picture

Does anyone know what a filmmaker might find appealing about a budget iPhone?

Alex Cooke's picture

A good camera suitable for b-roll at an affordable price.

Jonathan Casey's picture

Thanks for the info. I don’t know much about filmmaking, but it does strike me that after setting up sets, lighting, actors/models etc you’d end up using a phone instead of a decent camera? If you were advertising or demonstrating a phone then of course you would, otherwise I struggle to understand the reasoning.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

The point is they are more capable than one would think. I'm sure there are filmmakers that use phones just like there are photographers that use phones.