iPhone SE Sales

Is Apple’s new iPhone SE making the impossible possible?

By on April 21, 2016 at 5:03 PM.

Is Apple’s new iPhone SE making the impossible possible?

At the high end of the smartphone market, Apple and Samsung continue to dominate as other global brands fight for scraps. This has been the case in the industry for quite some time now, and at this rate it’s not likely to change anytime soon. At the low end of the market though, something curious has happened over the past few years. A wave of China-based companies has stormed the market with surprisingly capable smartphones being sold at incredibly low prices, and they have stolen a massive chunk of business from established players like Samsung, LG and HTC.

Of all the companies analysts thought might be able to fight back against these budget brands, Apple certainly wasn’t at the top of any lists — but it looks like that’s exactly what’s happening. More →

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Galaxy S7 HTC 10 iPhone 6s

Even the old iPhone 6 is better than the HTC 10 or Galaxy S7 if you want true gaming power

By on April 15, 2016 at 7:15 PM.

Even the old iPhone 6 is better than the HTC 10 or Galaxy S7 if you want true gaming power

Praised in reviews, the Galaxy S7 and HTC 10 are the top Android handsets you can buy this year. But if you’re a mobile gaming addict, then these devices aren’t the smartphones you are looking for. Instead, you should be picking up an iPhone 6s, iPhone SE or even the much older iPhone 6. More →

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iPhone SE Vs iPhone 6 Plus Comparison

What happens when an iPhone 6 Plus owner switches to the tiny iPhone SE

By on April 14, 2016 at 8:15 PM.

What happens when an iPhone 6 Plus owner switches to the tiny iPhone SE

For a lot of people, the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus are just too big, which is one reason why it decided to release its new 4-inch iPhone SE. One iPhone 6 Plus owner recently tried switching to the smaller iPhone SE and posted about their experience on Reddit so that people could get a better idea of just how jarring it is to go from using a 5.5-inch phablet to using a tiny 4-inch iPhone. In short, they just can’t live with a tiny iPhone any longer. More →

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iPhone SE Launch

Why did Apple launch the iPhone SE with embarrassingly low supply?

By on April 8, 2016 at 7:15 PM.

Why did Apple launch the iPhone SE with embarrassingly low supply?

It’s no secret that iPhone sales in 2016 may take a dip for the first time in history. Hardly a point of speculation, even Tim Cook conceded this point during an earnings conference call this past January. It’s also no secret that the recently launched iPhone SE, for many users, has been a long time coming. While Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6s models have sold remarkably well, the reality is that large swaths of users simply prefer a smaller form factor. Indeed, Apple noted not too long ago that it sold more than 30 million 4-inch iPhone models in 2015 alone.

All that said, the iPhone SE was seemingly well positioned to help bolster iPhone sales during traditionally lower volume sales months. And yet, for reasons that aren’t exactly clear, Apple launched the iPhone SE with embarrassingly low supply.

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iPhone 6 SE Custom Build

Apple wouldn’t make a redesigned 4-inch iPhone, so these guys built the ‘iPhone 6 SE’

By on April 7, 2016 at 3:36 PM.

Apple wouldn’t make a redesigned 4-inch iPhone, so these guys built the ‘iPhone 6 SE’

Although the iPhone SE is on track to be yet another massive hit for Apple, it’s not what every potential buyer was looking for out of a new 4-inch device. The iPhone SE turned out to be little more than an iPhone 5s with upgraded internal components, lacking any distinct design alterations.

It’s hard to be overly enthusiastic about a new phone that looks like an old phone, but that’s exactly why Computer Bild’s iPhone 6 SE is such a fascinating project.

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iPhone SE Sales Shipment Dates

Think the iPhone SE is a flop? Think again

By on April 6, 2016 at 6:35 PM.

Think the iPhone SE is a flop? Think again

Earlier this week, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that sales for Apple’s new iPhone SE were off to a “lackluster” start. While Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the top Apple analysts around, he might not be right about this particular piece of information. AppleInsider points out that the new iPhone is completely sold out in many stores and shipping times for orders of the device have been pushed back to at least a couple of weeks. More →

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16GB iPhone SE Storage

These are the tools you need to live with a 16GB iPhone

By on April 6, 2016 at 10:10 AM.

These are the tools you need to live with a 16GB iPhone

Apple shocked fans with the iPhone SE’s low $399 price tag. For just $400 you get a compact phone that’s as powerful as the iPhone 6s and is superior to mid-range Android alternatives. The downside of buying this device is the limited storage that comes with the cheapest new iPhone. You still get just 16GB of memory to play with, which is a woefully small amount of storage in this day and age. However, there are ways of making the most of that limited storage without ever running out of space, which make the $399 iPhone SE a steal. More →

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iPhone SE Price Cost Android

Android vendors have another reason to fear the iPhone SE

By on April 5, 2016 at 5:10 PM.

Android vendors have another reason to fear the iPhone SE

Apple last week released the iPhone SE, which is largely an iPhone 6s that’s packed into a compact iPhone 5s design and that sports a price that’s characteristic to mid-range to high-end Android handsets. In other words, Apple finally delivered the one iPhone model many have asked for: an affordable yet powerful device that doesn’t have a huge screen.

But that’s not the only reason for Android device makers to worry. The iPhone SE spells trouble from a different point of view. More →

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iPhone SE Sales

iPhone SE seen getting off to a ‘lackluster’ start

By on April 4, 2016 at 9:15 PM.

iPhone SE seen getting off to a ‘lackluster’ start

Apple’s recently released iPhone SE was supposed to be Apple’s saving grace, a mid-year release designed to help keep iPhone sales somewhat afloat ahead of the iPhone 7. Packed with the same advanced features as the iPhone 6s and affordably priced, it was widely assumed that the iPhone SE would get off to a strong start following its debut on store shelves this past Thursday.

Now it’s no secret that Apple, whenever it records impressive sales figures, likes to put out a press release boasting of how consumers simply can’t get enough of the company’s latest and greatest product. But with the iPhone SE, Monday morning came and went and we haven’t heard a peep from Apple about sales or even demand.

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iPhone SE vs iPhone 6s Durability

Apple’s iPhone SE is as powerful as the iPhone 6s, but not nearly as durable

By on April 4, 2016 at 2:25 PM.

Apple’s iPhone SE is as powerful as the iPhone 6s, but not nearly as durable

When it comes to specs for the price, not many phones hold a candle to the recently released iPhone SE. In nearly every category, it’s just as powerful as the flagship iPhone 6s, making it a tempting offer for Apple fans who want to upgrade before the fall. But there’s at least one area where it doesn’t stack up.

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iPhone Sales Decline

iPhone SE may not be able to offset drop in iPhone 6s sales

By on March 31, 2016 at 9:25 PM.

iPhone SE may not be able to offset drop in iPhone 6s sales

Apple’s iPhone SE hit stores today, but the company’s latest 4-inch iPhone may not be enough to help offset an overall decline in iPhone sales. According to a report from Digitimes, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus demand is far lower than demand for Apple’s iPhone 6 models last year. Citing sources from within Apple’s supply chain, the report adds that “shipments for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus for the second quarter of 2016 will likely be halved from those shipped in the first quarter.”

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iPhone SE Release Date

You can finally buy Apple’s brand new iPhone and iPad online and in stores

By on March 31, 2016 at 8:56 AM.

You can finally buy Apple’s brand new iPhone and iPad online and in stores

March 31st isn’t just the end of the first quarter, and it’s not just the last day of peace we have before an onslaught of awful, awful April Fool’s Day jokes. The 31st also marks the first day of availability for Apple’s first brand new products of 2016. Yes, one is a bit more “brand new” than the other, but both new devices fill key gaps in Apple’s product lineup, and both are now available for purchase online and in stores. More →

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