New iPhone SE is "great for games" - Apple reveals specs, price, features, release date and more news

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Apple has announced the second-generation iPhone SE, and the tech giant is claiming that this new 2020 iPhone is "great for games."

With the Apple Arcade service launching last year and rumours being rife about an upcoming Gaming Mac, it sounds like Apple is taking gaming pretty seriously right now.

Apple says this new version of iPhone SE has "a compact design, reinvented from the inside out, and is the most affordable iPhone."

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Before you cancel your current contract and start scrambling around looking for cash, here's everything you need to know about the iPhone SE.

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iPhone SE 2020 specs

The official announcement from Apple describes this as "a powerful new iPhone featuring a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, paired with Touch ID for industry-leading security."

The announcement adds: "The new iPhone SE is powered by the Apple-designed A13 Bionic, the fastest chip in a smartphone, to handle the most demanding tasks.

"iPhone SE also features the best single-camera system ever in an iPhone, which unlocks the benefits of computational photography including Portrait mode, and is designed to withstand the elements with dust and water resistance."

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iPhone SE 2020 features

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You've got three options for colours with the new iPhone SE: black, white and (PRODUCT)RED.

As for other appealing features, Apple's Phil Schiller says, “The first iPhone SE was a hit with many customers who loved its unique combination of small size, high-end performance and affordable price.

"The new second-generation iPhone SE builds on that great idea and improves on it in every way — including our best-ever single-camera system for great photos and videos — while still being very affordable."

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iPhone SE 2020 is "great for games"

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Schiller also mentions that the “iPhone SE features the industry-leading performance of A13 Bionic that enables great battery life".

Plus, Schiller notes that iPhone SE "takes stunning Portrait mode and Smart HDR photos, shoots amazing videos with stereo audio, is great for games and super fast web surfing".

Of course, millions of people around the world use their phones for gaming, so it's nice to see interactive entertainment getting a shoutout here. It makes sense, too, considering that Apple Arcade is still going.

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iPhone SE 2020 price

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If you go to buy an iPhone SE from Apple, you'll see that prices start from £10.99 per month. You can trade in an old iPhone to get some money off, too.

If you'd rather buy an iPhone SE outright, the cheapest version is £279 and the most expensive one is £429. There's also a medium option, which would set you back £329.

The difference between these three versions is the storage: you get 64GB for the cheapest one, 128GB for the middle one, and 256GB for the most expensive one. With any purchase, you get a year of Apple TV+.

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iPhone SE 2020 release date

The iPhone SE pre-orders will begin at 1pm BST on 17th April, with the new iPhone officially set to launch on 24th April.

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