iPhone SE - Technical Specifications

Finish

  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Space Gray
  • Rose Gold

Capacity1

  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Size and Weight2

  • Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
  • Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
  • Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
  • Weight: 3.99 ounces (113 grams)

Display

  • Retina display
  • 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1136‑by‑640‑pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • Full sRGB standard
  • 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint‑resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Chip

  • A9 chip with 64‑bit architecture
  • Embedded M9 motion coprocessor

Camera

  • 12‑megapixel camera
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Five‑element lens
  • 5x digital zoom
  • Live Photos with stabilization
  • Local tone mapping
  • Face detection
  • True Tone flash
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Tap to focus with Focus Pixels
  • Exposure control
  • Noise reduction
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Timer mode
  • Photo geotagging

Video Recording

  • 4K video recording at 30 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • 3x digital zoom
  • True Tone flash
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Face detection
  • Noise reduction
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video geotagging

FaceTime HD Camera

  • 1.2‑megapixel photos
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Retina Flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Face detection
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • Timer mode

Touch ID

  • Fingerprint sensor built into the Home button

Apple Pay

  • Pay with your iPhone using Touch ID in stores, within apps, and on the web
  • Complete purchases made with Apple Pay on your Mac
  • Receive and redeem rewards using rewards cards

Learn more about Apple Pay

Cellular and Wireless

  • Model A1662*
    • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29)
    • CDMA EV‑DO Rev. A  (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Model A1723*
    • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
    • TD‑LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
    • TD‑SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
    • CDMA EV‑DO Rev. A (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • All models
    • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi
    • Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
    • NFC

Location

  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi‑Fi
  • Cellular
  • iBeacon microlocation

Video Calling3

  • FaceTime video calling over Wi‑Fi or cellular

Audio Calling3

  • FaceTime audio
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)4
  • Wi‑Fi calling4

Audio Playback

  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User‑configurable maximum volume limit

TV and Video

  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M‑JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Siri5

  • Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
  • Get intelligent suggestions in Messages, Mail, QuickType, and more
  • Activate with only your voice using “Hey Siri”
  • Listen and identify songs

Learn more about Siri

External Buttons and Connectors

  • Touch ID sensor
  • Volume up/down
  • Ring/Silent
  • On/Off - Sleep/Wake
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Lightning connector
  • Microphone
  • Built‑in speaker

Power and Battery6

  • Talk time:
    Up to 14 hours on 3G
  • Internet use:
    Up to 12 hours on 3G,
    up to 13 hours on LTE,
    up to 13 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback:
    Up to 13 hours
  • Audio playback:
    Up to 50 hours
  • Standby time:
    Up to 10 days

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter

Sensors

  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • Three‑axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

Operating System

iOS 11
With new features and capabilities that let you get more done quickly and easily, iOS 11 makes iPhone more powerful, personal, and intelligent than ever.
See what’s new in iOS 11

Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPhone SE. With built-in support for vision, hearing, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy, you can fully enjoy the world’s most personal device. Learn more

Features include:

  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Magnifier
  • Software TTY
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Type to Siri
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Speak Screen

Built‑in Apps

  • Camera
  • Photos
  • Health
  • Messages
  • Phone
  • FaceTime
  • Mail
  • Music
  • Wallet
  • Safari
  • Maps
  • Siri
  • Calendar
  • iTunes Store
  • App Store
  • Notes
  • News
  • Contacts
  • iBooks
  • Home
  • Weather
  • Reminders
  • Clock
  • TV
  • Stocks
  • Calculator
  • Voice Memos
  • Compass
  • Podcasts
  • Watch
  • Tips
  • Files
  • Find My iPhone
  • Find My Friends
  • Settings

Free Apps from Apple7

Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, iTunes U, Clips, and Apple Store app are preinstalled.

  • iMovie
  • Pages
  • Numbers
  • Keynote
  • iTunes U
  • GarageBand
  • Apple Store
  • Trailers
  • Apple TV Remote
  • iTunes Remote
  • Music Memos
  • Clips

Headphones

  • EarPods with 3.5 mm Headphone Plug
  • Storage and travel case

SIM Card

  • Nano-SIM
    iPhone SE is not compatible with existing micro‑SIM cards.

Rating for Hearing Aids

  • Model A1662, A1723: M3, T4

Mail Attachment Support

  • Viewable document types
    .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics

System Requirements

  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access8

Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:

  • Mac: OS X 10.9.5 or later
  • PC: Windows 7 or later
  • iTunes 12.5 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)

Environmental Requirements

  • Operating ambient temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Nonoperating temperature: ‑4° to 113° F (‑20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Languages

  • Language support
    English (Australia, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • QuickType keyboard support
    English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese - Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke), Chinese - Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic (Modern Standard, Najdi), Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari, Transliteration), Hinglish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Kannada, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Maori, Marathi, Norwegian, Odia, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil (Script, Transliteration), Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh
  • QuickType keyboard support with predictive input
    English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Thai, Turkish
  • Siri languages
    English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao), Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish (Finland), Hebrew (Israel), Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Norway), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)
  • Dictation languages
    English (Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao), Arabic (Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi (India), Hungarian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Shanghainese (Mainland China), Slovakian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Definition dictionary support
    English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
  • Bilingual dictionary support
    Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • Spell check
    English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish

In the Box

  • iPhone with iOS 11
  • EarPods with 3.5 mm Headphone Plug
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

iPhone and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more

iPhone SE embodies Apple’s continuing environmental progress. It is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:

  • Mercury‑free LED‑backlit display
  • Arsenic‑free display glass
  • Brominated flame retardant–free
  • PVC‑free
  • Beryllium‑free
  • Recyclable aluminum enclosure

Apple and the Environment
Apple is dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of our products and process. Learn more. Or read our detailed information on the environmental performance of every Apple product. Read our Product Environmental Reports.

Apple GiveBack
If you’re ready for your next iPhone, Apple GiveBack is a great way to let go of your old one. If it’s in good shape, you can trade it in for Apple Store credit. If it’s not eligible for credit, we’ll recycle it responsibly at no cost to you. Good for you. Good for the planet.
See how it works


* To identify your iPhone model number, see https://support.apple.com/kb/HT3939. For details on LTE support, contact your carrier and see www.apple.com/iphone/LTE. Cellular technology support is based on iPhone model number and configuration for either CDMA or GSM networks.

  1. Available space is less and varies due to many factors. A standard configuration uses approximately 8GB to 11GB of space (including iOS and preinstalled apps) depending on the model and settings. Preinstalled apps use about 4GB, and you can delete these apps and restore them.
  2. Size and weight vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
  3. FaceTime calling requires a FaceTime-enabled device for the caller and recipient and a Wi-Fi connection. Availability over a cellular network depends on carrier policies; data charges may apply.
  4. Data plan required. LTE, VoLTE, and Wi-Fi calling are available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on LTE support, contact your carrier and see www.apple.com/iphone/LTE.
  5. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Internet access required. Cellular data charges may apply.
  6. All battery claims depend on network configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary. Battery has limited recharge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by Apple service provider. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries and www.apple.com/iphone/battery.html for more information.
  7. iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are available on the App Store. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID and a device that is compatible with the iOS version required for each app.
  8. Wireless broadband recommended; fees may apply.

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas. Click here to see complete list.

Published Date: Apr 23, 2018