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New Apple SE to Bring 5G Speeds
by: Ian Sherr

From its introduction in 2007, Apple's iPhone has been known as a premium device, with a price tag to match. But on Tuesday, Apple is expected to turn its attention to its lowest-cost smartphone instead.

Unlike the $699 iPhone 13 or $1,099 iPhone 13 Pro Max, the iPhone SE isn't meant to wow with cutting-edge features like super bright screens, room-sensing lasers or macro photography so much as it's meant to satisfy for a far lower price of $399.

"The first iPhone SE was a hit with many customers who loved its unique combination of small size, high-end performance and affordable price," Phil Schiller, Apple's former head of marketing, said in a press release when announcing the most recent iteration, two years ago.

Apple hasn't tipped its hand about what this upcoming iPhone SE will have, but it's expected to support 5G wireless as its standout feature. That may seem like old news to anyone who's been carrying a 5G phone for the past couple of years. But it could entice people who'd otherwise balk at buying a phone that costs about the same as an average month's rent.