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Apple just debuted a new, more powerful iPhone SE

March 8, 2022, 7:08 PM UTC

Apple’s budget iPhone SE model just got an upgrade.

Apple debuted the third version of its iPhone SE line of smartphones on Tuesday during a virtual event. 

The new iPhone SE costs $429, or $30 more than the previous version released in 2020. It’s now powered by the same A15 chip that’s in the higher-priced iPhone 13 models, said Apple iPhone product marketing manager Francesca Sweet.

The SE’s design remains similar to the older iPhone 8, with a physical home button and a 4.7-inch screen that doesn’t entirely cover the front of the device like the iPhone 13. It also has a TouchID fingerprint sensor, and a 12-megapixel camera, and a 5G wireless connection.

IPhone SE comes in a limited number of colors—red, black, and white—compared to iPhone 13, which comes in red, black, white, pink, and blue.

The phone will be available for preorder on March 11, and will be more broadly available on Mar. 18.

Also on Tuesday, Apple debuted green versions of its iPhone 13 models, which start at $699. 

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