For Apple geeks and phone enthusiasts alike, few things are as exciting as the release of the new Apple phone. They work constantly to bring out new devices every year, with each release offering cutting-edge technology, new features, and specs. The latest Apple offering is the iPhone SE 2, which it claims combines its most powerful chip with a more accessible size and price, was released on 24th April 2020 in Australia.
It is actually not a brand-new design or model. Apple initially launched an older version of this smartphone in 2016, called the iPhone SE, but discontinued it in 2018. SE stands for 'Special Edition,' and the special ingredient in Apple's 2020 iteration is that it comes with a powerful A13 Bionic processor, the same chip inside the more expensive iPhone 11.
Apple users are so loyal to the tech giant because of the way they combine convenience and accessibility with high performance. With a 4.7-inch Retina HD LCD display screen, you can use the iPhone SE 2020 to check your email, record a video, check your social media, and more. This screen size is perfect even if you want to watch your favourite series. Like all of Apple's newer devices, this latest model comes with a Touch ID sensor built into the home button which makes unlocking effortless much like the previous generation iPhone 8.
The phone accessories inside the box are great. You’ll find a charging cable, as well as a set of earbuds. The phone also comes with a cleaning cloth, which can be used to keep the display clean, clear, and easy to see. You'll definitely need a case and a screen protector to protect your shiny new device and you'll be glad to know that all iPhone 8cases are cross-compatible with the iPhone SE 2.
The battery capacity of 1821mAH is adequate enough for its size, giving you up to 40 hours of battery life in audio and 13 hours in video playback. On top of that, you can access the internet at fast speeds with 4g LTE and has the same GSM and CDMA capabilities as previous Apple devices.
It's easy to see and realize that this handset is intended to be a budget one, and therefore doesn't have all of the same features and accessories the more big-budget iPhones like the iPhone XR, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 have. However, if you're looking for a device that you can use to check your email, use social media and stay organised at a reasonable price, then this is probably the best option for you, at least among the devices Apple offers like the latest iPhone.
One of the great features of the iPhone SE 2020 compared to Apple's newer models is the price. The SE phone price is highly competitive, with the 256 GB model selling at A$999. This is an incredible amount of storage for a relatively low price, especially when compared to the Apple phones released in recent years. It is also available in either 64 GB or 128 GB storage and in colours like Rose Gold or Space Grey, prices for these models are A$749 and A$829 respectively. This makes the latest iPhone a great deal for students or smartphone users who are on a budget. You can get the best features that a smartphone can offer at a fraction of the price compared to other models like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 8.
There are plenty of options for buying new smartphones in Australia. Each has its own advantages and perks. For example, some retailers offer the new iPhone for free for a certain period and after that, you have to start making payments on the device. Also, most retailers offer free delivery, which may be helpful if you are currently at home and are unable to leave due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
One of the most popular and budget-friendly ways to purchase a new smartphone is to get it on a plan. You can then make frequent, small payments on the phone until you fully own it. You might even be able to get the first few months of the mobile plan for free. Big brand Australian retailers often offer such deals, and this is one of the best ways to get a new phone on a budget. The only downside is that you may need to pay for the device for an extended period of time and it may take a few years before you own it. However, you can also buy the iPhone SE (2nd generation) outright. It's available with a range of retailers like Officeworks, JB HiFi, Kogan, Phonebot and Apple Store. Buying a smartphone from a retailer usually means that you need to pay full price upfront, but less headache, in the long run, paying month to month. This is a great way to find out if the phone you’re getting is going to suit your preferences, as well as getting some free advice. If you don't like it, you can simply sell it on Gumtree or eBay or even return it within the change of mind period.
If you can't afford to pay full price for it, you can score a second-hand, used or refurbished iPhone and save yourself a few hundred dollars. It's important to note that Apple is unlikely to provide any warranty or free repair services for a preowned device. Apple has a range of free support services available to users, and these are really helpful if you have any issues with your Apple device only if its under warranty. If you decide to purchase a used device then make sure to check its warranty status on Apple's service coverage URL.
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