Excellent summary of why a new iPhone SE isn't an iPhone 6s from Jason Snell on MacWorld. I'm going to unfairly break his paragraph into a list.

  • The display, while still a bright IPS screen, is more in line with the screen on the 5s—
    • it’s got a lower contrast ratio and
    • reduced viewing angle compared to the next-generation screens on the iPhone 6 and 6s.
  • And the Touch ID sensor is unchanged from the 5s, so it’s slower than the new second-generation Touch ID sensor found on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
  • The iPhone SE’s 1.2-megapixel selfie camera is a match with the one found on the iPhone 6, not the upgraded 5-megapixel model found on the iPhone 6s.
  • And there’s no built-in barometer, so forget thinking of using the iPhone SE to track how many sets of stairs you’ve climbed...

Would I give that up for an extra $250 in my pocket? Yes, yes I would. And plan to. ;^)

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