Apple's new SE is the same concept, retaining an iPhone 8 shell and a Touch ID home button, except it's outfitted with the's A15 Bionic processor and . It's now available starting at $429 -- a slight price hike from its 2020 predecessor.
Apple's new iPhone SE for 2022 is a mix of an older design with the latest smartphone features, including Apple's latest A15 Bionic chip and 5G support, for $429. It's also one of the few phones on the market that includes a smaller, 4.7-inch screen.
Yet it's that throwback design, which continues the general shape that Apple has used since 2014, that could be what you will love or dislike most about this phone. If you want a larger iPhone in this price range, you can also consider the iPhone 11 at $499 in order to get a bigger screen and Face ID. But that phone, first released in 2019, does not include 5G connectivity.
Apple's $399 iPhone SE, released in 2020, looks like an iPhone 8 but works like Apple's newer iPhone 11 Pro. Note that Apple no longer sells this model and most models you'll find online are preowned or refurbished.
Here's how the specs for the new 2022 iPhone SE compare to those of the previous iPhone SE.
iPhone SE 2022 specs vs. iPhone SE 2020 specs
||iPhone SE 2022||iPhone SE 2020|
|Display size, resolution||4.7-inch||4.7-inch|
|Material||Glass and aluminum, same durable glass used on the back of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro||Glass and aluminum|
|Colors||Midnight (black), starlight (white), red||Black, white, red|
|Mobile software||iOS 15||iOS 13|
|Cameras||Back: 12-megapixel with feature upgrades (Smart HDR 4, Photographic Styles, and Deep Fusion)||Back: 12-megapixel; front: 7-megapixel; video capture: 4K|
|Processor||Apple A15 Bionic||Apple A13 Bionic|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|Special features||Home button with Touch ID, water-resistant and dust-resistant (IP67), wireless charging, fast charging, 5G support, longer battery life||Home button with Touch ID, Water-resistant (IP67); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM, e-SIM); wireless charging|
|Price off-contract (USD)||Starting at $429||$399 (64GB), $449 (128GB), $549 (256GB)|
|Price (GBP)||Starting at £419||£419 (64GB), £469 (128GB), £569 (256GB)|
|Price (AUD)||Starting at AU$719||AU$749 (64GB), AU$829 (128GB), AU$999 (256GB)|
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