The iPhone SE is a tricky phone to understand. It doesn’t fall neatly into Apple’s previously established tick-tock cycle; it’s not a new design (like the 6) or a better version of last year’s flagship (like the 6S). Instead, it’s best described as an iPhone 6S in the body of an iPhone 5S’; a four-inch phone that’s every bit as powerful as the larger iPhone models released last September. Even that statement isn’t quite accurate, though — so let’s break it down, take it slow, and we’ll find what we’re looking for.
Yes, cases for the iPhone 5 will fit the iPhone SE.
The new iPhone SE is exactly the same size and has the same ports as the earlier iPhone 5 and 5S, ensuring that you can use iPhone 5 and 5S cases with the iPhone SE and they’ll fit perfectly.
The iPhone is well-known for its metal unibody design – it looks beautiful, keeps thickness to a minimum and even helps with durability. But there are downsides to that design, most notably the lack of a removable battery or expandable storage. You can recharge your iPhone with a power bank instead of swapping batteries, but what alternatives exist to give you more storage? The answer is the Leef iAccess, a MicroSD card reader for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The iPhone is a technological marvel in all areas but one – its speaker. Where it’s become standard for flagship phones to have dual front-facing speakers, the iPhone persists with a single wimpy downward-firing speaker. It’s barely good enough for calls, and it’s nowhere near good enough for music or movies — you can see why everyone uses headphones! Thankfully, we have a solution: the Ampfly MTV case.
3D printing is one of the coolest modern inventions, and already we’re getting to the stage where we can make truly useful things this way. We’ve just added a pair of iPhone 5S / 5 cases that are made using a 3D printer, in the shape of two of our favourite friendly figures: Santa and a Panda.