Apple’s 4-inch iPhone SE starts at $399, arrives next week

Apple's 4-inch iPhone SE starts at $399, arrives next week

There’s a lot of love out there for the tiny iPhone 5s. Apple says it sold over 30 million of them last year but there’s no doubt that its 2013-era hardware is getting rusty. Enter the iPhone SE, Apple’s first concerted effort at building a small phone in the age of big smartphones.

It looks pretty much the same as the iPhone 5s, but it packs in the more powerful A9 and M9 chips from Apple’s current flagship, the iPhone 6s.

There’s also an upgraded 12-megapixel camera with Live Photos and 4K video, as well as Apple Pay support (the 5S had Touch ID, but lacked the secure hardware for Apple Pay).

The iPhone SE starts at $399 (£359) for the 16GB model, Apple’s cheapest iPhone pricing ever and there’s also a 64GB model for $499 (£439).