Apple iPhones just got more expensive, iPhone SE (2nd gen) now starts at A$749

    Overnight, Apple have posted their latest version of the entry-level iPhone, the iPhone SE (2nd gen). As you’d expect, Apple have updated many of the specs of the phone, including the processor, camera and more.

    Starts at A$749.00, getting into an iPhone is now more expensive than ever, with the previous iPhone 7s now seemingly gone from the lineup. You may find the final stock at retail outlets like OfficeWorks for A$499.00.

    The iPhone SE now comes with the same processor found in the iPhone 11 Pro, the A13 which may account for some of the cost. The SE comes with a 4.7″ display, which is tiny compared to today’s flagships, but is the same as the iPhone 7, but is up from the 4″ display of the first gen iPhone SE.

    Another big upgrade is the camera. This time around we get better camera optics, but importantly Portraight Lighting and HDR are now available. The rear camera can record 4K video at up to 60fps.

    Given the entry-level model, we expect most parents will be eyeing this device for their kids, which means selfies are of course ultra-important. Up front, there’s a 7 megapixel camera that shout provide for some great Insta photography.

    A really nice inclusion is the dual-sim support, so if you are considering deploying iPhones in your business, employees can separate their work and home lives.

    The phone comes with either 64, 128 and 256GB of storage and is available in 3 colours, black, white and red.

    The 2020 iPhone SE is available on the 24th of April, with pre-orders starting at 10PM AEST tomorrow (17th of April).

    Those upgrading should consider Apple’s trade-in program that offers up to A$500 for used phones in good condition. I do struggle to believe anyone with an iPhone Xs Max is trading it in for an iPhone SE though. I think more likely is an upgrader from an iPhone 7, could get a A$110 discount.

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    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021


    1. It’s cheaper actually. The 64 Gb version is $399, while the 64 Gb version was $449 in 2016. Both of these were/are A$749, so from that perspective they’re the same price, but that’s only because USD/AUD is lower than it was in 2016.

    2. You at least gotta admire their strategy, keeping to the high end. Who needs market share when as executives when you get bonuses on profit? IBGYBG.
      And who buys an iphone for their kids? I bought a perfectly good android phone for $150 yesterday to put the mygovid nonsense on.

    3. Thanks for the heads up Jason. I’ve been hanging out for a couple of years, working with declining battery life and limited storage on my SE. I certainly do not want to go with the bigger phones and I like the pocket-size portability of the SE (and the 5S).
      BTW the current SE does have HDR and there is no trade in offered on the Apple AU site for the current SE. Of course it would be so pitiful that it’s not really an issue.
      Can’t wait for tomorrow evening

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