While there is still more to come when full disassembly emerges in a few days, one key thing has been confirmed: the iPhone SE has exactly the same battery size as the iPhone 8, at 1821mAh.
We wondered if there could be a smaller power supply – like IPhone SE battery life seems pretty comparable to what the iPhone 8 offered (and Apple has confirmed that it should be the same on its website), with the efficiency improvements that the A13 Bionic chipset should bring, we expected the new iPhone SE lasts longer.
So it seems that when it comes to battery life, the size of the indoor power unit may be the most important thing for Apple handsets. Otherwise, the iPhone SE 2020 would easily have lasted longer than the iPhone 8 of 2017 … but our tests continue to see what we can find.
An easier route
There is good news, however, for those who want to keep the new iPhone SE for a few years: there are a number of components used in the iPhone 8 that have been reused in the iPhone SE 2020.
Things like Taptic Engine, the SIM tray and the elements of the display structure are apparently the same as those used on the iPhone 8, which means that the inventory of these parts will be more abundant and therefore, hopefully , cheaper to repair if you need it in the next few years.
According to the fearless deviers of iFixit, they also found that the camera matrix of the iPhone SE is the same as that used on the iPhone 8 – which shows that the improvements made to the image signal processor at the inside the iPhone, brought by the new A13 The bionic processor really worked.
We were wondering if, despite the identical specifications, if Apple had upgraded the camera hardware of the iPhone SE in any way compared to the iPhone 8. But the fact that the components are the same means that the big improvements in color reproduction and low light performance are impressive reasons to buy the new iPhone SE.
We expect the complete teardown in the coming days of iFixit, and I hope more information about the phone will emerge to help us understand exactly what changes (and savings) Apple has made to the new iPhone SE.