Apple’s smallest iPhone lives to last another day year.
On its website today, Apple quietly updated its 4-inch iPhone SE. If you’ve been hoping for minor aesthetic improvements or slightly better hardware, then you’re out of luck.
The new models are virtually identical to last year’s iPhone SE except for increased storage capacities.
The entry-level model now comes with 32GB of space instead of 16GB, while the larger 64GB model also gets double the amount of space, now 128GB. Both phones still cost $399 and $499, respectively, and will be available starting March 24.
Announced last year, the iPhone SE is basically an iPhone 6s in the body of the iPhone 5. A new phone in the body of a classic — from 2012 to be exact, a time when they still made smartphones this tiny.
Of course, sans any updates, the phone is looking pretty old and expensive if you think about what midrange Android phones are going for these days.
It’s not water-resistant, doesn’t have fast changing, or the excellent cameras of the iPhone 7. But if you’re one of those who wants/needs a phone this small, there still really isn’t a better choice out there, no matter how much it costs.