"You can buy an iPad today for under $300. You can buy an iPhone, depending upon which one you select, in that same kind of ballpark," said Cook. "And so these are not for the rich."
Whatever you think of Apple's prices, there is some truth to what Cook said. At that same event,to $349, £349 and AU$549, making it the cheapest iPhone Apple has ever sold.
True, the iPhone X and SE are very different iPhones. But that still doesn't mean the SE is obsolete. Especially since there's a lot to like about the SE.
With a 4-inch display, the SE is one of the smallest, most pocket-friendly phones you can buy. It has TouchID, ApplePay, a headphone jack (which newer iPhones lack) and it will be able to run.
In May, CNET editor Scott Stein took second look at the phone and was iPhone 5S looks.and how it kept up in daily use against the and . He acknowledged that the small, "nifty" design will immediately appeal to some while others might be turned off by its older
If you're still not feeling the SE and are willing to trade in thosefor Android, you'll find even cheaper options that are just as capable, if not more so, like the or the .
But for those looking specifically for a new iPhone that won't break the bank, the SE is your best bet.
iPhone models and prices
||iPhone SE||iPhone 6S/6S Plus||iPhone 7/7 Plus||iPhone 8/8 Plus||iPhone X|
|Storage||32GB, 128GB||32GB, 128GB||32GB, 128GB||64GB, 256GB||64GB, 256GB|
|Display size||4-inch||4.7-inch, 5.5-inch (Plus model)||4.7-inch, 5.5-inch (Plus model)||4.7-inch, 5.5-inch (Plus model)||5.8-inch|
|Camera(s)||12-megapixel||12-megapixel, dual 12-megapixel (Plus model)||12-megapixel, dual 12-megapixel (Plus model)||12-megapixel, dual 12-megapixel (Plus model)||Dual 12-megapixel|
|Video capture||4K (720p front-facing)||4K (720p front-facing)||4K (1080p front-facing)||4K (1080p front-facing)||4K (1080p front-facing)|
|Fingerprint sensor||Touch ID home button||Touch ID home button||Touch ID solid-state home button||Touch ID solid-state home button||None|
|Special features||-||3D Touch||3D Touch, water/dust resistant||3D Touch, water/dust resistant||FaceID, 3D Touch, water/dust resistant|
|Base model price||32GB -- $349, £349, AU$549||32GB -- $449, £449, AU$699||32GB -- $549, £549, AU$849||64GB -- $699, £699, AU$1,079||64GB -- $999, £999, AU$1,229|
|Base model price with more storage||128GB -- $449, £449, AU$699||128GB -- $549, £549, AU$849||128GB -- $649, £649, AU$999||256GB -- $849, £849, AU$1,329||256GB -- $1,149, £1,149, AU$1,479|
|Plus model price||-||32GB -- $549, £549, AU$849||32GB -- $669, £669, AU$1,049||64GB -- $799, £799, AU$1,229||-|
|Plus model price with more storage||-||128GB -- $649, £649, AU$999||128GB -- $769, £769, AU$1,199||256GB -- $949, £949, AU$1,479||-|