Last week we reminisced about the smallest Android, this week we will look at the iOS side of things. The original Apple iPhone SE was not the smallest iPhone ever, but it was the smallest in recent memory – more importantly, the smallest that is still current.
Apple announced that all of its phones that are running iOS 13 now will be able to update to iOS 14 by the end of the year. This includes the SE (which made its debut with iOS 9), but not the older 5s, on which the design was based. Not bad for a phone that came out over four years ago (March 2016).
The design actually dates back to 2010 and the iPhone 4, which we covered in a previous Flashback episode. An aluminum frame with squared off sides was sandwiched between two panes of glass. A couple of years later the iPhone 5 bumped up the screen size from the original 3.5” to 4.0”, but things didn’t change much beyond that.
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