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iPhone SE (2nd Generation) Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Article ID = 253
Article Title = iPhone SE (2nd Generation) Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 16th April 2020
Article Last Updated = 16th April 2020
Article URL = https://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?253

Article Brief Description:
Frequently Asked Questions about the iPhone SE (2nd Generation)
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Q. When is the iPhone SE (2nd Generation) European launch dates?
A. The iPhone SE (2nd Generation) was announced on the 15th April 2020 with pre-orders on 17th April 2020 and starts shipping on the 24th April 2020.
Q. What are the primary features of the iPhone SE (2nd Generation) compared to the older iPhone SE model?
  • Physically bigger (5.45" x 2.65" x 0.29" compared to 4.87" x 2.31" x 0.30") with bigger battery
  • Retina HD True Tone wide colour (P3) display with Haptic touch
  • A13 Bionic processor with 64-bit architecture and third-gen Neural Engine
  • U1 chip for spatial awareness
  • 7MP front facing FaceTime camera
  • Gigabit-class LTE with 2x2 MIMO and LAA4
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2x2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • NFC with reader mode
  • Express Cards with Power Reserve
  • Barometer
  • Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)
  • Wireless charging
See Apple UK's comparison chart for a full feature by feature comparison.
Q. Is the iPhone SE (2nd Generation) splash, water, and dust resistant?
A. Yes, rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 1 metre up to 30 minutes).
Q. Does the iPhone SE (2nd Generation) come with a 3.5mm headphone jack?
A. No.
Q. What colours is the iPhone SE (2nd Generation) available in?
A. Black, white and Product RED.
Q. What storage capacities is the iPhone SE (2nd Generation) available in?
A. 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.
Q. What are the system requirements for using an iPhone SE (2nd Generation)?
A. The following are required:
Q. I'm not running OS X 10.11.6 or later. What can I do?
A. Check to see if you can upgrade to OS X 10.11.6 or later.
Q. iPhone SE (2nd Generation) supports 4G/LTE in other countries outside of the USA. Can I take advantage of this in Europe?
Q. What mobile frequencies does the iPhone SE (2nd Generation) support?
A. The iPhone SE (2nd Generation) supports up to 30 LTE/4G bands including those used in Europe.
Q. Does the iPhone SE (2nd Generation) support 3D-Touch?
A. No. But it does have haptic touch feedback.
Q. Dual SIM support sounds great. Can I use any two SIMs I want?
A. No. Read all about Apple's Dual SIM technology here. In addition carriers must support the technology - Apple list carrier support by country here.
Q. Can I use third-party wireless chargers?
A. Yes, wireless charging uses the Qi standard so any official Qi compatible charger should charge the iPhone SE (2nd Generation). Examples include:
Q. The iPhone SE (2nd Generation) only comes with a "Lightning" connector and no 3.5mm audio out socket - can I still use older headphones/earbuds/audio devices that have 3.5mm connector?
A. Yes. But the iPhone SE (2nd Generation) does not come with a Lightning to 3.5mm audio connector adaptor in the box - it is available to buy separately Buy it now at Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
Q. The iPhone SE (2nd Generation) comes with a "Lightning" connector. Can I still connect it to my computer/older devices?
A. Potentially, yes. The iPhone SE (2nd Generation) comes with a Lightning to USB connector cable in the box which allows you to connect the iPhone SE (2nd Generation) to your Mac or Windows PC. If you need compatibility with other devices you may need one of the following products:
  • Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Lightning Earpods
  • Lightning to 30-pin Adapter Buy it now at Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2m) Buy it now at Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Lightning to USB Cable (0.5m) Buy it now at Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Lightning to USB Cable (1.0m) Buy it now at Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Lightning to USB Cable (2.0m) Buy it now at Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Lightning to Micro USB Adapter Buy it now at Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Lightning to VGA Adapter Buy it now at Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • Lightning Digital AV Adapter Buy it now at Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
  • NOTE: The Lightning to 30-pin Adapter is not compatible with everything. Apple states "This adapter lets you connect devices with a Lightning connector to many of your 30-pin accessories. Support for analog audio output, USB audio, as well as syncing and charging. Video output not supported."
Q. What version of iOS does the iPhone SE (2nd Generation) come with?
A. It comes with iOS 13.
Q. What Apple apps come with the iPhone?
A. Below is a list of standard Apple provided iOS apps included with iOS 13 that can now be removed hidden (not all apps are installed on older devices):
  • App Store
  • Books
  • Calculator
  • Camera
  • Calendar
  • Clock
  • Compass
  • Contacts†
  • FaceTime
  • Files
  • Find My (iPhone/iPad/iPod/Mac/Friends)
  • Health
  • Home
  • iTunes Store
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Measure
  • Messages
  • Music††
  • News
  • Notes
  • Phone
  • Photos
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Safari
  • Settings
  • Shortcuts
  • Siri
  • Stocks
  • Tips
  • TV
  • Voice Memos
  • Wallet
  • Watch†††
  • Weather
NOTE: Apps can only be re-downloaded unhidden or "updated" via your iOS device - you cannot use iTunes. This is because apps are not actually deleted from your device (only user data and necessary hooks are removed). The signed, secure version of the app remains on your device, just hidden. "Re-downloading" an app doesn't actually involve a download and instead simply "unhides" the app on your device.
† - You can remove hide the Contacts app from an iPhone only. If you remove hide Contacts, you won't lose your contact information. You can still find all of that information in the Phone app.
†† - If you remove hide the Music app, it won’t be available to use with CarPlay.
††† - If you try to remove hide the Watch app from an iPhone that's paired with an Apple Watch, an alert asks you to unpair your Apple Watch before you can remove the app.

And the following Apple apps are also pre-installed:
  • iMovie
  • GarageBand
  • Pages
  • Keynote
  • Numbers
  • iTunes U
  • Clips
  • Apple Store
And the following Apple apps are available to download for free from the iOS App Store:
Q. I don't want iOS 13. Can I install/run an earlier version of iOS?
A. No.

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