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iPhone SE Second Generation

I currently have an iPhone 6s. Aside from the screen size are there any compelling reasons to upgrade to this model over what I have now? Curious to hear the upgrade pros and cons. Of course supposedly iOS 14 is the last OS for 6s and it's my assumption that going forward the SE is going to be hopefully supported for the long run.

 

Also the button at the bottom of the SE, is it a push button like the 6S was or did they eliminate the push button and have a vibration on the phone similar to the 7 when you put your finger to authenticate.

 

Thanks for any advice here.

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Re: iPhone SE Second Generation

Think of the SE 2020 as being an iPhone 8 with the upgraded processor used in the iPhone 11.  The biggest drawback to this model is the battery, which while it lasts most users through a full day, it doesn't last that extra time iPhones are typically known for.  This could be an issue for anyone using their phone extensively, they opted for a smaller battery to entice user upgrades to their flagship models. 

 

As for the Home Button, the 6S was the last generation to have a physical button that clicks.  Starting with the 7, up to the removal of the home button altogether, the button is just a sensor with a haptic motor under it that vibrates when it detects a button press.  

 

With all of that said, it's an exceptional value.  That newer processor will ensure several years of upgrades before the phone is replaced.  I strongly encourage the SE model over other iPhone models kept around to offer competitive pricing.

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Re: iPhone SE Second Generation

Thanks My iPhone 6s capacity is still at 99 percent according to Battery Health but I don't last more than a day with the usage I currently use. But that sounds encouraging. I may consider upgrading now that you explained this. It goes on sale from my carrier now and then. I've only owned my Apple Watch Series 3 and iPhone 6s now ofr a year and love it a lot ! But at the same time upgrading makes sense. I will continue to look for sales as I have 1 year of Service still on my Tracfone 6s.

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