Apple had plenty of reveals to share at its spring event earlier today, but the biggest headline was the introduction of the iPhone SE. The new 4-inch Apple device packs many of the features from the iPhone 6S into the compact frame of the iPhone 5S, making it the first time that Apple has injected faster hardware into an older iPhone case.
The iPhone SE uses the same A9 (the iPhone 6 uses an A8) and M9 chips that power Apple’s current flagship device, the iPhone 6S. Apple says that its latest iPhone supports faster LTE and 802.11 AC Wi-Fi speeds, and has a CPU that performs twice as fast as the iPhone 5S. Apple also claims it’s improved the battery since the 5S. The iPhone SE also comes equipped with a 12-megapixel camera, Live Photos, and 4K video features.
Rounding out the features borrowed from the iPhone 6S is the iPhone SE’s front-facing “Retina” flash and hands-free Siri commands. Unlike the 6S however, the iPhone SE doesn’t support 3D Touch.
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