On Tuesday, Apple launched a new iPhone SE at its first event of 2022. The new iPhone SE for 2022 comes with a similar iPhone 8-style body as the iPhone SE from 2020 but packs a new processor, 5G support, and a higher $429 (£419, AU$719) price tag.
The new iPhone SE has essentially the same body as the 2020 model, but it uses the A15 Bionic chip that we’ve seen in the iPhone 13.
The A15 chip brings faster processing speeds; Apple says that the new SE has a CPU that’s 1.8x faster than the iPhone 8 and a GPU that’s 2.2x faster.
And while not every aspect of the new phone will use all of that power, such performance ensures years of support for new versions of iOS.
The iPhone SE has a single 12-megapixel rear camera and a 7-megapixel front-facing camera. The A15 chip also brings some weighty improvements to the cameras, including advanced features including Smart HDR 4, Photographic Styles, and Deep Fusion.
But for all the upgrades internally, plenty of things remain unchanged. The iPhone SE still has a home button with Touch ID and lacks Face ID. The 4.7-inch LCD display is the same one used on the 2020 iPhone SE and the iPhone 8, which came out in 2017.