Apple announces new iPhone

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Strangely, Apple released a new lower-priced iPhone model, the SE (second generation). It's powered by the same A13 processor found on the iPhone 11, and ditches the Face ID in favour of Touch ID.



But it could've been released at better timing, when people aren't locked down, and we're not in an economic recession. The current conditions just doesn't bode well for sales, and people unlikely to flock to retail stores (which are closed by the way).
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    I am just wondering what type of a marketing department Apple has. This is, certainly, not the time to make this type of an announcement.
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by Medon View Post

      I am just wondering what type of a marketing department Apple has. This is, certainly, not the time to make this type of an announcement.
      Why not ? Please explain your reason why they should not announce it ?
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      I am thinking this is the perfect time to start the "pre-order-your-new-toy." People are bored, looking for new things, seems like in many places the stay-at-home orders will expire soon (again, hope and boredom).



      Yes, many people have lost their jobs for the duration of the stay-at-home orders but most will get back to making a living soon. Plus, there are credit cards that have pent-up desires.


      Originally Posted by Medon View Post

      I am just wondering what type of a marketing department Apple has. This is, certainly, not the time to make this type of an announcement.
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      • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
        Originally Posted by DABK View Post

        Yes, many people have lost their jobs for the duration of the stay-at-home orders but most will get back to making a living soon. Plus, there are credit cards that have pent-up desires.
        Add in the Stimulus checks and some people will blow the money on anything. Here is a link to a article in the NY Post about what some are wasting it on. Also the article dose mention some people paid bills with it. https://nypost.com/2020/04/15/stimul...tripper-poles/
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Originally Posted by Medon View Post

    I am just wondering what type of a marketing department Apple has. This is, certainly, not the time to make this type of an announcement.
    Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

    Why not ? Please explain your reason why they should not announce it ?

    @ Medon.. Same question.

    Did you know that the greater majority of iPhone sales are "not" made by Apple? Matter of fact I doubt you know what three companies actually make the majority of iPhone sales to consumers. If you did know - you would not be "wondering" what type of marketing department Apple has. Hint, Apple does "not" need to market the iPhone - the three companies that make the majority iPhone sales will market the iPhone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    well looks like it starts at about 400 usd instead of 1000 usd for the older version

    [perfect timing to release something called the budget iphone smaller screen 64 gb of storage ..

    made on fully automated production lines so no humans in china touched the phone ..well they havn't put that in their marketing yet

    if the video quality is still really good i might get one in a few months certainly will be deals where you get them free with like a 80 or 90 dollar a month data plan
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  • Profile picture of the author King Manu
    Trying new things and adapting to this situation that our world is facing is a good thing. I guess Apple will see how successful their strategy will be or not.

    Also, when it comes to their products, it's not like they can't sell those phones right after the tough times will be over. They don't need to be a massive success now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by King Manu View Post

      Trying new things and adapting to this situation that our world is facing is a good thing. I guess Apple will see how successful their strategy will be or not.

      Also, when it comes to their products, it's not like they can't sell those phones right after the tough times will be over. They don't need to be a massive success now.
      I missed this earlier .now is as good a time to be successful if you can. And it seem way out of apples normal stratagy to offer a cellphone priced for the general public instead of just for the fans

      Now is the time for anyone with something people want to buy and can buy..to seek as much as they can in be more successfull.

      Only way to keep the economy from totally collapsing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    many people have lost their jobs for the duration of the stay-at-home orders
    I keep seeing that posted here - and it's only part of the story. Not everyone has lost a job - there are many people working from home - earning their regular salaries - and any buying they do is being done online. There is also a lot of hiring here for temp jobs that pay pretty well.

    What better time to release an 'economy level' phone than when people who didn't NEED money just got 'free money'? Very smart - but that's what Apple does.

    In the next 2-4 weeks people will be getting weekly unemployment checks PLUS weekly extra $600 payments PLUS a one-time payment....and the unemployment amounts will be retroactive. My guess is there will be many 'special sales' competing for attention in the next month or so in online ads.

    I know many people are having a hard time - but I also know many who receive these checks will go out and spend them right away - and I expect Apple will sell a lot of phones.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      In my area, the 1200/person in the household started to arrive. I think it was part of iphone's calculations. It is not a loan and you get it without having lost your job.


      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I keep seeing that posted here - and it's only part of the story. Not everyone has lost a job - there are many people working from home - earning their regular salaries - and any buying they do is being done online. There is also a lot of hiring here for temp jobs that pay pretty well.

      What better time to release an 'economy level' phone than when people who didn't NEED money just got 'free money'? Very smart - but that's what Apple does.

      In the next 2-4 weeks people will be getting weekly unemployment checks PLUS weekly extra $600 payments PLUS a one-time payment....and the unemployment amounts will be retroactive. My guess is there will be many 'special sales' competing for attention in the next month or so in online ads.

      I know many people are having a hard time - but I also know many who receive these checks will go out and spend them right away - and I expect Apple will sell a lot of phones.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    The new Apple iPhone SE 2020, available April 17 2020, Average retail is $399.00

    To compare prices on almost anything I like to start with Google Shopping first to get an overall idea of what is popular. Google Shopping searches a wide range of retailers, including biggies such as Amazon, Currys PC World, John Lewis and Tesco. It also searches less traditional retailers such as eBay and daily deals site Groupon.

    The drawback is the best results require a little manual work.
    How to use Google Shopping to your advantage:
    1. Search for a product. Google will list relevant items sold by multiple retailers.
    2. Use the filters on the left-hand side. These let you filter results by price, retailer and more. You can also choose whether to view second-hand items.
    3. Select the item you're after and click 'compare prices from xx shops'. This will show you the full list of retailers.
    4. Compare prices. You can sort results by 'base price' (without postage) or 'total price' (including postage) - helping you decide whether to buy in store or online.
    There are apps that do similar comparisons:
    joinhoney.com being the most popular.


    Here is a list of 30 apps for different categories of products from LifeHack (not affiliated)

    When I used the above methods I found the new iPhone for as little as $185.00.

    Took about 5-10 minutes to save about $215.00.
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  • Profile picture of the author JPs copy
    I forget what year Apple announced its first generation SE, but I believe it was also in March.

    Regardless, the 5 was a great phone (same build as the SE). If only the screens stopped getting bigger. You look back and compared to your older iphones and think, "How did I ever use such a small screen??"
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  • It's the best time to launch the new IPhone. Most people are glued to their handsets these days.

    Most people are at home still receiving their regular salaries, without the expense of fuel to commute to and from work. That's surplus income buddy, to spend on entertainment and new gadgets to improve your overall entertainment experience.

    5G rollout is also increasing upload and download speeds, to improve your online experience. All mobile phone companies have to launch their new handsets to keep up with the new trend or they will be left in the dark ages.

    So it's perfect timing to market the new IPhones, at a lower price point. You better get your new IPhone now, before that price point increases in future.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maca56
    I do not know but I am really comfortable with Face ID but I am really thinking it's kind of thing which shouldn't be main factor in that, Touch ID maybe something like deciding factor for that people anyway for many many reasons
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
      Originally Posted by Maca56 View Post

      I do not know but I am really comfortable with Face ID but I am really thinking it's kind of thing which shouldn't be main factor in that, Touch ID maybe something like deciding factor for that people anyway for many many reasons
      Think Hannibal Lecter.
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  • Profile picture of the author CityCowboy
    Originally Posted by WF- Enzo View Post

    Strangely, Apple released a new lower-priced iPhone model, the SE (second generation). It's powered by the same A13 processor found on the iPhone 11, and ditches the Face ID in favour of Touch ID.



    But it could've been released at better timing, when people aren't locked down, and we're not in an economic recession. The current conditions just doesn't bode well for sales, and people unlikely to flock to retail stores (which are closed by the way).
    Yeah it's definitely not a good time to launch their latest iPhone, however lockdown and closed stores probably won't stop apple fan boys from ordering it online.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      So, if it won't stop them from ordering it online, it's a good time?


      Originally Posted by CityCowboy View Post

      Yeah it's definitely not a good time to launch their latest iPhone, however lockdown and closed stores probably won't stop apple fan boys from ordering it online.
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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by CityCowboy View Post

      Yeah it's definitely not a good time to launch their latest iPhone, however lockdown and closed stores probably won't stop apple fan boys from ordering it online.
      the new founf popularity and need for facetime and other..make it a great time to release a lower priced version of the lastest iphone .. not a 1200 dollar I phone 12 with minor upgrades .that when the social distancing is done .. you will get people taking part in the iphone release event .. everyone like to make fun of iphone users for

      it is easy to see what apple is doing ..realising a product perfect for the current market conditions ..this is not a product for apple fanboys .. but for people who need an affordable smartphone that can run a video chat app ..it may blow up on apple .. if they don't allow people to fix these or upgrade them from time to time ..
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  • Profile picture of the author awledd
    I am using Iphone right now but I hate a couple of features.

    1. The inability to save files on Iphone without any application. I know it is possible with documents app or another but that app is acting weird now. It is hiding files.
    2. The annoying 20% left and 10% charge left notifications which can not be disabled. I know this is not annoying for many people as they do not use their mobile phones frequently. With heavy browsing the charge will be drained in a couple of hours. Then that annoying notification comes twice. @ 20% and 10%. The notification stops whatever you are doing and fills the screen. They could have done it with a few text pop at the top.

    Unless these features are avoided, I am not falling into iPhone again.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    People havn't touched the new $2000 iphones, since there is a price limit for a phone, and older phones sales have been booming.

    So they are responding to market demand, albeit late, and at a bad time, but like Kay has said, there are still plenty of people with money.

    And in AU, there are plenty of unemployed getting a g..v, windfall. Hopefully some will spend it wisely but some will probably spend it.

    Electronic stores in AU, or at least for the moment in Vic, are open, but l am not sure what there traffic numbers are, as they keep closing early and l haven't been able to get in.

    But l have seen some big discounts.

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  • Profile picture of the author Katherina Ro
    Could be possible that Face ID will be replaced cause the Covid Mask year?
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  • Profile picture of the author afranjhon
    I think Apple take right decision cause mid budget customer can buy this phone in 2020.
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  • Profile picture of the author mandiradebnath
    How one can afford an Apple iPhone in this pandemic situation? Strange!
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  • Profile picture of the author Golgrer
    By the way, I don't know what to do. Buy a new iPhone or fix my old iPhone 8. I recently dropped my phone and broke the screen. As a result, the screen doesn't work, but there is sound, there are calls. I was told that replacing the screen would be very expensive. Is it so? (link removed by mod)
    How to deal with this situation??
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  • Finally, an Apple product that I can afford.
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    SRSLY?

    Is "Apple releases new phone" (something they've done every year since the first iPhone) any more headline-worthy than "Christmas to be held on December 25 in 2020"?
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    i got one of these a few weeks ago ..the plan with the phone payment and the 5g data plan is 90$ usd a month ..and i have had to use it as a hotspot already and it was almost better than the wifi i have been using the camera is much better than the phone i had ..

    overall it is a great little handheld computer that i can use to make a phone call every now and again ..
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  • Anyone else read that there's supposed to be a press release today regarding Apple's new product launches?

    Curious how they were/are able to continue manufacturing everything ... most of it's done in China, but with a lot of supervision from California's Apple employees. With no travel from foreign nationals allowed right now, was a special permission granted to Apple? Did / does it exist for other countries, too?
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    • update: mystery solved

      "Apple has gone to great lengths to reduce the production delays for its much-anticipated 5G smartphones. In past years, the company stationed staff at manufacturing sites to resolve any engineering issues in the runup to mass production. Coronavirus-related travel restrictions, however, have forced Apple to do much of this work remotely and to request all suppliers deliver final samples to the U.S. To maintain secrecy, one source said, all items, even tiny ones, were packed into huge boxes and shipped in special-purpose trucks to Hong Kong, where they were loaded onto a plane bound for California, so lead designers and engineers there could sign off on the samples. "This year this kind of secretive sample delivery increases a lot, but Apple is willing to spend as much money to protect their highly-confidential unfinished products," the person said."
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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by Matthew Stanley View Post

      Anyone else read that there's supposed to be a press release today regarding Apple's new product launches?

      Curious how they were/are able to continue manufacturing everything ... most of it's done in China, but with a lot of supervision from California's Apple employees. With no travel from foreign nationals allowed right now, was a special permission granted to Apple? Did / does it exist for other countries, too?
      how heavily foxx conn the company apple works with in china .. has automated much of it production probably helped out a lot .. the automation can be set up closer to or in The US pretty easily once it is proven .. and apple can shift the parts supply chain ..
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Yeah speaking of Apple just pulled the trigger on some APPL stock. Bought 500 shares with a cost basis of $119.21 last Friday and yesterday. I think after this recent 4 for 1 split we will continue to see upside movement in price with people wanting to get in such a great stock at these levels. And with the announcement of new 5G Units it looks like good news all the way around

    Unless of course there isn't and we don't and timber lol

    Go APPL
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexWilliams0
    Not the best times for new releases, but I saw a few videos about it, and it seems to be decent. We shall see, who's gonna buy it though
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  • Profile picture of the author Asgor Gazi
    The best phones offer best cameras, the performance you need to multitask and the bearing to last the full day. And you don't have to wait for the iPhone 12 if you need a large smartphone right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author salahuddin36
    Apple iPhone 11 pro is the best mobile phone in 2020
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    Do you think the iPhone 12 is worth buying?
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