Apple has announced a new iPhone SE that it touts as the most affordable iPhone. The iPhone SE (2020) features A13 Bionic, which is marketed as the fastest chip in a smartphone, and the best single-camera system in an iPhone.
Targeted at the lower end of the market, the second-generation iPhone SE features a 4.7-inch Retina HD display and comes with Touch ID for security. The single-camera system offers the benefits of computational photography including Portrait mode and is designed to withstand the elements with dust and water resistance.
iPhone SE is available in black, white and (PRODUCT)RED — and will be available for pre-order in the United States from Friday 17th April starting at $399. They will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models.
“The first iPhone SE was a hit with many customers who loved its unique combination of small size, high-end performance and affordable price; the new second-generation iPhone SE builds on that great idea and improves on it in every way — including our best-ever single-camera system for great photos and videos — while still being very affordable,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone SE features the industry-leading performance of A13 Bionic that enables great battery life, takes stunning Portrait mode and Smart HDR photos, shoots amazing videos with stereo audio, is great for games and super fast web surfing, and is built with the same industry-leading security features our customers expect. We can’t wait to get iPhone SE into customers’ hands.”
Price in South Africa
The price and release date of the Apple iPhone SE (2020) has not yet been announced by the major distributors in South Africa. Calculating based on the SA pricing of current iPhones relative to the US, we can project that this iPhone is likely to be priced from R11 154,33 South African Rands. SA pricing of iPhones tends to be based on the current USD/ZAR exchange rate, import duties, VAT, shipping costs and local profit margins by the distributors and retailers.
iStore South Africa, an Apple Premium Reseller, announced their pricing for the Apple iPhone SE (2020) in the 2nd week of May 2020. Their initial pricing is listed below.
|64 GB||R9 999|
|128 GB||R12 499|
|256 GB||R14 999|