When the iPhone SE was still naught but a rumour, opinions were divided on the phone’s design. Would it look like the boxy iPhone 5, Apple’s previous four inch phone, or would it be a pint-sized version of the curvier iPhone 6? Ultimately, we ended up with the former, a straight-edged iPhone with only a few small tweaks inspired by the iPhone 6. Not everyone was happy with that answer though, and this week ComputerBild unveiled an alternative, a custom-built iPhone they’re calling the iPhone 6 SE.
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.