Let there be light. And shadow. And contour.
Next‑generation Smart HDR knows a face when it sees one, and intelligently relights it to capture more natural-looking contours and skin tones. It also finesses highlight and shadow detail in the background. So every part of your photo looks amazing.
Choose from six studio‑quality effects, then adjust the lighting intensity to show your subject in the best possible light.
A simple slider lets you blur the background as much or as little as you like — before or after you take the photo.
4K video means you’ll see four times more detail than in 1080p HD video. And extended dynamic range adds greater detail in highlights and shadows.
Touch ID lets you securely unlock your iPhone and sign in to apps instantly. You can even use it with Apple Pay to grab a coffee, get a yoga app, or shop for sneakers online. All without reaching for your credit card.
Even more great stuff
Dynamically adjusts white balance on the display so images look natural and are easier on your eyes.
Press and hold an icon for shortcuts and a slight vibration makes it feel like you’re pressing a real, physical button.
Run the latest AR apps that let you measure real‑world objects, map constellations over the stars, and more.
Stereo audio recording
iPhone SE records videos in stereo to make the sound as engaging as the picture.
Faster Wi‑Fi and cellular data
Wi‑Fi 6 and Gigabit‑class LTE can deliver much faster download speeds, whether you’re on Wi‑Fi or cellular networks.5
You and a friend can both rock out to the same playlist by pairing two sets of AirPods or Beats headphones to one iPhone.6
Dual SIM, dual numbers
Dual SIM with eSIM lets you have both a business number and a personal number on the same iPhone.
Privacy is built it
Everything we make is designed to give you control over your information. All the iMessages you send are encrypted. Fingerprint data is stored on your device, never on Apple servers or in iCloud. Apple Pay doesn’t share your credit card number. And the list goes on.
Survives splashes, sloshes, sprinkles, sprays, splatters, and spills.
iPhone SE is water resistant to 1 meter for 30 minutes. It’s not afraid of a little coffee, tea, or soda either. And dust? No worries.
Built for iOS 13. And beyond
iPhone SE is made to run the latest features — and even some that haven’t been invented yet. So you can use Dark Mode, Siri Shortcuts, and the new Photos app now. And take advantage of feature and security updates in the future.
OS 13 introduces a bold new look, major updates to the apps you use every day, new ways to help you protect your privacy, and improvements across the entire system that make your iPhone even faster and more delightful to use.
Dark Mode. Go all in on lights out.
Dark Mode introduces a dramatic new look for iPhone. It’s thoughtfully designed to make every element on the screen easier on your eyes and is seamlessly integrated throughout the system. And it’s simple to turn on from Control Center or set to automatically turn on at night.
Binge‑worthy battery life.
The show must go on. So iPhone SE lets you watch up to 13 hours of video on a single charge. When you do need to power up, just set it down on a wireless charger. Or connect to an 18W fast-charge adapter to go from zero to up to 50 percent in 30 minutes.