Luckily, Apple has expressed gratitude for continuing to offer a budget ticket to its global luxury home of entertainment: the iPhone SE 3. If they’ve disabled this useful item, I’ll have to go back to iPad or Android because the only option in both cases is an ugly notch, such as the included Face ID. Thankfully, the new SE should help us out until Apple rethinks its stance on Touch ID, as it did with USB-A and SD ports.
Why do I and other important people choose SE? Well, for starters, this is the cheapest iPhone you can get. For some, this is where debate begins and ends. For others, Touch ID is the deciding factor. But there’s also the right question of whether what you get when you pay more is really worth it.
big screen? Sure, but for some it’s a deterrent. The SE might be pocket-friendly when it was Apple’s top phone, but it’s pretty thin compared to what it is. And I never liked the idea of being full screen. So the screen has rounded corners – where the buttons should be – and then a bit off the top? no thanks.
More and better cameras? Okay, I don’t want the “640 kilobytes should be enough” argument here (it’s for the kids of the 90s), but really… we’ve reached a plateau in camera quality and what you get from an SE camera. (and I’m talking about the latter) is more than enough to do all the things we usually do with these images.
Let’s face it, most people at Apple events tend to see iPhone photos larger than their palms. Of course, the camera on the iPhone 13 Pro is better. But it all goes to Instagram to see 3/4 of a second on a 5 inch screen from 2 feet away. If you want great results with your phone’s camera, you can do it on any phone of recent years.
What else… processing power? Do you do a lot of video editing and FX work on your phone? Or is it mostly messaging, social media, and a few casual games that will most likely run on a high-end graphing calculator? While it’s great to have enough resources to quickly switch between applications and not fall into the trap of large web services, chips have long since left that milestone behind.
Remember what Apple says about their new A11, A12, A13 Bionic processors, etc. every time they come out. Two times faster! Four times faster! Six times faster! You know, they’re piling up – our phones should be about a thousand times faster now than they were a few years ago. Do they feel a thousand times faster? No, because people don’t actively do what they do over the phone. necessary A thousand times faster. Sure, less visible processes like computational photography and language engines are made possible by custom chips, but performance hasn’t been an issue with phones for years.
And then there is Face ID. Look, I know these people. But there are many people who don’t. Part of that scary factor is your face, right? I think we’re old fashioned like that. But in many ways, it’s practical – in many situations, I want to unlock the phone with my thumb or any other finger, rather than picking it up and looking at it. Situations where the opposite is true are rare, at least for me.
If the unlock mechanism is an always-on face scanner, you have no control over it. What if not? want activate it? Keeping a finger on the scanner is a conscious choice by the user to unlock the phone. I can carry it in my pocket or, when it’s on my desk, with both hands. It’s simple – it works. In any case, most people hold the phone and look at it for half a day. What are the user’s intentions?
It’s a good choice, not to mention the button design and safe edges. Since the early days of the iPhone, the simplicity that the home button added has been a big draw. Whatever you’re doing, whether you’re on the phone, playing a game, working on a document… just press that button once and it’s gone, you’re home. one button one Good subject. a little on the corner you can take what isn’t made from a touchscreen Good subject.
I never really liked the design of the iPhone 6-8; Very similar to jelly. better than new. I would switch to the old 5S design, or even the toothless 13 Mini form factor, if Touch ID was there. We were skeptical about this when it was first introduced, but it quickly became the way to strike the best balance between security and convenience.
I’m not particularly interested in all the features that Apple has added over the years. I know a lot of people disagree with me and luckily the new phones will work for them. But while it’s an option, I’d go for the old-fashioned style with Touch ID.
Of course, I know that all of the above turns out to be a bit crunchy. It’s good. I take the crust – and you can too. Join us and shout at the clouds together!