South Africa’s iPhone SE 2 pricing revealed

Apple’s recently announced iPhone SE 2 is expected to be available in South Africa within the next few weeks according to Makro which has the device listed as R9 999.00 for the 64GB variant, R12 399.00 for the 128GB option and R15 099.00 for the 256GB version.

The new SE follows in the footsteps of the surprisingly popular iPhone SE which was released in March 2016.

Apple’s new lower-cost device features an iPhone 8 body with the A13 Bionic chipset that powers the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, making this little handset one of the smallest and most powerful devices in Apple’s catalogue.

Contract pricing is rumoured to be R429 p/m for the 64GB iPhone SE 2 and R499 p/m for the 128GB variant.

Compared to current iPhones, the new iPhone SE has an older design, smaller battery and a home button.

Apple iPhone SE 2020Apple iPhone SEiPhone 8iPhone XRiPhone 11
Display size, resolution4.7-inch Retina HD; 1,334×750 pixels4-inch; 1,136×640 pixels4.7-inch; 1,334×750 pixels6.1-inch LCD Retina Display; 1,792×828 pixels6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina; 1,792×828 pixels
Pixel density326ppi326ppi326 ppi326ppi326ppi
Dimensions138 x 67 x 7.3 mm123 x 58 x 7.6 mm138 x 67 x 7.3 mm150 x 76 x 8.38 mm151 x 76 x 8.3 mm
Weight148g113g148g194g194g
Mobile softwareiOS 13iOS 9.3iOS 11iOS 12iOS 13
Camera12-megapixel12-megapixel12-megapixel12-megapixel12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide)
Front-facing camera7-megapixel1.2-megapixels7-megapixel7-megapixel12-megapixel
Video capture4K4K4K4K4K
ProcessorApple A13 BionicApple A9Apple A11 BionicApple A12 BionicApple A13 Bionic
Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB16GB, 64GB, 128GB64GB, 256GB64GB, 128GB, 256GB64GB, 128GB, 256GB
RAMNot disclosedNot disclosedNot disclosedNot disclosedNot disclosed
Expandable storageNoNoNoNoNo
BatteryNot disclosedNot disclosedNot disclosedNot disclosedNot disclosed
Fingerprint sensorHome buttonHome buttonHome buttonNoNo
ConnectorLightningLightningLightningLightningLightning
Headphone jackNoYesNoNoNo
Special featuresWater resistant (IP67); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless chargingApple Pay; Haptic TouchWater resistant (IP67); wireless Qi charge compatibleWater-resistant (IP67); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging; Face ID; MemojiWater resistant (IP68); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging

As expected, people had mixed emotions about the pricing of the new handset: