Apple has raised the price of its cheapest iPhone, but only by £20, as the company announced a handful of new products at its March event.
However, none of the new gadgets will be available in Russia, with the company stop all product sales in the country due to the invasion of Ukraine.
Apple’s stock price has fallen more than 10% in the past month amid falling tech stocks, though it rose 2.3% in premarket trading after the product launched.
A slightly cheaper phone
The iPhone SE will now cost consumers at least £419 compared to £399 for last year’s model.
It comes with a slightly larger battery and Apple’s A15 Bionic chip, which is also present across the entire iPhone 13 line.
But unlike other phones in the iPhone 13 lineup, it only has a 7MP front camera, and the 12MP rear camera also has a larger aperture.
However, the iPhone SE will also support 5G connections in the sub-6GHz range, which means it should be good for the next few years as more mobile networks start using that part of the spectrum. .
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But as the SE comes with the smallest smartphone screen Apple has offered – measuring 4.7-inches corner-to-corner, with a resolution of just 1334 x 750 pixels – it may not be ideal. for movie streaming.
What else has Apple released?
Along with announcing the latest budget iPhone, the company also confirmed that Apple TV+ will start showing Major League Baseball games on Friday nights in eight countries, including the UK.
The new iPad Air 5, the company’s midrange tablet, which is now made from recycled aluminum, was also announced.
At the higher end of the budget spectrum, the company introduced the £1,999 Mac Studio, a new small desktop computer.
When powered by the M1 Ultra processor, which the company says gives it a 60 per cent performance boost over the Mac Pro, that cost can rise to £3,999.
Supporting it is a new 5K external monitor called the Studio Display, starting at £1,499. The display comes with six speakers and spatial sound along with a 12 MP ultra-wide camera.