Shopping for a phone this Covid season? Apple's trustable war-horse - the iPhone SE sure is a strong contender in your shopping list for a good mid-range deal.
Apple launched the iPhone SE 2020, a little later after Covid was officially declared a pandemic- 24th April 2020.
Priced at upwards of 40,000 the iPhone SE 2020 remains the most expensive among mid-range devices. But there are three factors to consider buying the device.
The Apple iOS interface and apps are made from a consumer-perspective although it may get a little while for Android users to get used to. Cost-wise, Apple devices have usually been a l'il over the other competitors, however Apple made up for it way by offering timely updates. Over the years the other phone manufacturers like Google and OnePlus have also become reliable in long-term upgrades. You may wonder what's up with long term upgrades. Better updates to security and apps make the phone durable.
In Dec'17, Apple admitted to the Batterygate fiasco which left the Cupertino, California-headquartered company red-faced. Apple called its shady update a fix for unexpected shutdowns owing to a battery issue on devices newer than the iPhone 6. Apple's tweak left performance issues with many users complaining of a slow interface. The iPhone 6 models were launched in Sept'14, three and half years prior those updates. And, Apple was offering regular support and upgrades during this period.
Nothing beats the Apple platform and a powerful A13 bionic chip that Apple calls its fastest chip. The A13 Bionic processor is likely to support the new OS for at least the next three years. The Covid pandemic has postponed several tech upgrades and hence you can expect several fresh launches or even upgrades to get delayed. With Apple however there's the guarantee of not missing on upgrades for years. Apple promises support for three version upgrades.
Text: Shweta V, Sify Finance