Apple touts 7 reasons why you should upgrade to iPhone SE

Apple touts 7 reasons why you should upgrade to iPhone SE

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Apple wants older iPhone users to upgrade to iPhone SE
Apple’s “iPhone SE — Why Upgrade” page extols the advantages of the A13 processor.
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Apple wants users of older iPhone models to know the advantages of a new budget iPhone. Its “iPhone SE — Why Upgrade” page describes the multiple ways this just-announced handset is faster, with a longer battery life, a better camera and other improvements.

The page Apple created tries to convince owners of the iPhone 6, original iPhone SE, and other older models to make the jump to its latest budget handset.

2020 iPhone SE is faster

It starts with emphasizing the speed of the new A13 processor by pointing out that the 2020 iPhone SE is “Much faster when launching apps, exploring AR, or sword-fighting on motorcycles.” That last is a reference to the Apple Arcade title Sayonara Wild Hearts. The new chip is 2.4 times faster than the one in the first SE, for example.

In that same vein, Apple points out that its latest model offers Gigabit-class 4G LTE and Wi-Fi 6, while most older models don’t. Cellular-wireless connectivity can be up to 6.5 times faster, while Wi-Fi can be up to 2.7 times faster, according to Apple.

Camera, battery and other improvements

The 2020 iPhone SE has a 12MP camera like some of its predecessors, but the new model adds support for the Bokeh effect, with the subject of a picture in focus but the background blurry. Apple calls these Portrait pictures.

The iPhone maker knows battery life is important to people, so its “Why Upgrade“ page points out that its new budget device can go up to 4 hours longer before needing a recharge, depending on which model someone is switching from.

Plus, the second-generation iPhone SE supports wireless charging. And fast charging with an 18W charger (sold separately).

This new device is water resistant to 1 meter for 30 minutes. That’s not a feature of many older handsets.

And the 2020 iPhone SE supports two different phone numbers. It can use a regular SIM card and an eSIM, allowing it to be used with both a business and a home phone.

Anyone considering a switch can go to Apple’s “iPhone SE — Why Upgrade” page and enter their current iOS handset to see a list of the advantages of the new model.