Second-generation iPhone SE unveiled, starting from just AUD$749

A few years ago, the iPhone SE became one of the best selling iPhone models. And today it makes its return with a popular design and new features. Better yet remains the most affordable iPhone starting from a Recommended Retail Price of AUD$749.

The second-generation iPhone SE features a 4.7-inch Retina HD Display, Touch ID, A13 Bionic Chip, and best Single-Camera system in an iPhone. Along with Touch ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay, wireless charging, and more. All with a compact design that Apple first debuted with the iPhone 8.

“iPhone SE features the industry-leading performance of A13 Bionic that enables great battery life, takes stunning Portrait mode and Smart HDR photos, shoots amazing videos with stereo audio, is great for games and super fast web surfing, and is built with the same industry-leading security features our customers expect. We can’t wait to get iPhone SE into customers’ hands.”

Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing

iPhone SE (2020) features an aerospace-grade aluminium and durable glass design with an all-black front. Three colours are available to choose from – black, white, and (PRODUCT)RED. The design is also water and dust-resistant with an IP67 rating. Giving the iPhone water resistance for 30 minutes in up to 1 meter.


Key features of the second-generation iPhone SE include:

  • A13 Bionic Chip: the fastest chip ever in a smartphone, first introduced with iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro
  • 4.7-inch Retina HD Display: with support for True Tone, Dolby Vision, HDR10 playback, and more
  • 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture Wide camera with Portrait mode, all six Portrait Lighting effects and Depth Control
  • Portraits with the front camera
  • Touch ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
  • 4K video recording with 30-fps extended dynamic range
  • Stereo audio recording and cinematic video stabilisation on the front and rear cameras
  • and more

It is worth mentioning that the iPhone SE has the same chip as the current iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models. Making it an extremely fast, yet affordable iPhone. But it also means it should receive future software updates for many years to come.

Other Features and Services

iPhone SE gives everyone access to Apple’s robust ecosystem of products, services and accessories. Including:

  • Taking advantage of almost 2 million apps on the App Store
  • Stay up to date on current events with Apple News
  • Watch original series and movies with Apple TV+
  • Stream over 60 million songs on Apple Music
  • Make and pay securely with Apple Pay
  • Store photos, files, and contacts on iCloud
  • Access content on iCloud across your devices.

Every purchase of iPhone SE will also include a one-year subscription to Apple TV Plus – free.


A portion of proceeds for iPhone SE (PRODUCT)RED purchases will go directly to Global Fund’s newly established COVID-19 Response — providing funding to countries in need of PPE, diagnostics treatment, lab equipment, public safety communications, supply chain support and more — as well as HIV/AIDS grants that provide testing, counselling, treatment and prevention programs with a specific focus on eliminating transmission of the virus from mothers to their babies.

Pricing and Availability

In Australia, the second-generation iPhone SE (2020) starts at a Recommended Retail Price of A$749 with 64GB storage. It is also available with 128GB storage for A$829 and 256GB storage for A$999.

Pre-orders begin at 10:00 pm AEST on Friday, 17 April from Apple’s online store and the Apple Store app.

All models will then be available in stores and online from Friday, 24th April 2020. However, it is likely Apple’s own Retail Stores will remain closed. Apple closed all their retail stores indefinitely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

More information on iPhone SE (2020) can be found on Apple’s website.

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