The MacFormat team debates the hot Apple issues of the day, using their iPhones of course!
The team’s views on the latest Apple tech
“are you impre ssed by the new 4-inch iphone se?” Christian’s sure the SE will be a big hit for those with ageing iPhone models.
Christian says… There’s a huge market for 4-inch phones. They’re a bit more ‘phone-like’ than larger sizes in some senses. I always preferred the back of the 5/5s than the 6 by a mile! I felt the same way until I got a 6 Plus, which I fell in with almost instantly. Now that I’ve been using it for so long, I can’t imagine going back to a smaller iPhone… ever!! I never warmed to the Plus, but as a 6s user it might be difficult to do all my tasks as effectively on a 4-inch screen. What great specs and what a great price, though! 12MP camera, 4K video recording and A9/M9 processors… wow!
I was really pleased to see Apple kit it out with decent specs. Aside from the styling, it’s basically a 6s in a smaller package, so that should seriously appeal to fans of smaller devices… although I’ll stick with my 6 Plus for now. It’s the perfect upgrade for many on older iPhones, but with such great specs at the entry level, has Apple evened out the iPhone line-up too much now? That’s a risk, and it’s certainly confusing having so many different iPhone models. But on the plus side, you don’t need to compromise on performance if you want a smaller iPhone any more, and that’s a really good thing.