Daring Fireball reviews the iPhone SE

“Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. An elegant weapon, for a more civilized age.” —Obi-Wan Kenobi

The iPhone SE  [John Gruber – Daring Fireball]

I’m torn on this. I love a phone that I can use comfortably in one hand, which I can’t really do with the iPhone 6.

On the other hand, I want the latest greatest internal hardware, and the iPhone SE will be a generation behind in six months.

And I’m thinking about going up a size, rather than down, so I can comfortably use the phone instead of the iPad mini.

I have six months to decide. That’s when we can expect the year’s big iPhone announcement.

I’ll also be tempted by an Apple Watch when the next generation of those hits.

Or maybe I’ll just save our money and not buy any pricey Apple hardware this year. That works too.

 

This Is What Using The New Small iPhone Is Actually Like

Excellent review by Nicole Nguyen at BuzzFeed.

I’m tempted by the small size. I have small hands. For a man, at least.

On the other hand, I’m also tempted by a larger phone, something I can use instead of my iPad mini.

On the negative side, I don’t want to buy a phone with the guts of the year-old iPhone 6s.

On the positive side: Two-day battery life! Holy mother of Steve Jobs!

Conclusion: I’m going to hold out until autumn, when we’ll probably see the next full refresh of the iPhone line. Or even next year, when rumor has it we’ll see a complete revamp.

[This Is What Using The New Small iPhone Is Actually Like / Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed Life]