The iPhone SE features a stainless steel exterior, a 12-megapixel camera and the ability to record video in 4K. The iPhone SE is one of the best selling iPhones thanks to the fact that Apple focused on maximising features and affordability simultaneously.
There’s a reason the iPhone SE became Apple’s flagship phone just days after its global launch. One of the show-stopping features included is the A9 chip. The built-in A9 chip improves the SE’s performance and speed compared to the iPhone 6.
You get “desktop-level performance” with the A9 chip. The A9 has two cores, developed for the iPhone SE to be 70% faster than the 6. The graphics processing unit (GPU) is a whopping 90% faster than before. App launches are faster, data loading is smoother and because your phone performs more efficiently, you save on battery life too.
Speak Screen reads anything that’s being displayed on your phone.
Assistive Touch helps users who have difficulty pressing buttons, applying 3D Touch and pinch-to-zoom on an iPhone or iPad. The feature provides an onscreen button which can be tapped instead of having to physically press it on the side.
Closed captions were created for users who are deaf or hard of hearing. Closed captions are also known as subtitles for video or audio material.
Switch Control is for users who have very little mobility and allows them to control their iPhone or iPad using moves as small as a blowing, blinking or clicking a button. Other devices such as a joystick can work with Switch Control.
This feature allows users to type a message on their screen and have the iPhone read the text out aloud.
Type to Siri is useful for people unable to speak. One can type a query to Siri instead of saying it.
The dictation feature allows a user to verbally relay a message while the iPhone types it out. This may be helpful for users who have impairments with their hands or fingers.
Real-time text (RTT) allows users with hearing impairments to type and send a conversational text while on the phone
Zoom allows users to magnify their screen making text and the overall appearance larger and easier to read. One can magnify the screen up to 15 times its original size.
The App Store allows iPhone and iPad users to browse and download apps to their device. From games to fitness to music to photo editing to load shedding schedules, the App Store offers millions of fun, helpful and informative apps for your everyday life.
Apple iCloud is a storage service that comes free for anyone with an iPhone, iPad or Mac to store, save and sync your data and settings across all of your Apple devices. You can also save and sync photos, videos, music, documents and more. Up to 5GB is free and you can pay a monthly fee if you want more storage space.
Find My iPhone
Find My iPhone is a location-tracking service for all Apple devices, including Macs. If your device has been stolen or lost, you can pinpoint the exact location of your phone via Find My iPhone. Just use another computer or a friend’s iPhone to locate your phone by logging into iCloud and selecting “Find My iPhone”. The app must be activated in your settings for it to locate your device.
Siri is like a knowledgeable, witty friend in your pocket. Siri can answer questions, make recommendations to restaurants and action tasks like playing your favorite playlist just by saying, “Hey Siri.”
iOS is taking texting to a new level. You can animate your conversations with sounds like ‘slam’, ‘loud’ or ‘gentle’ as well as full screen effects like balloons.
iOS can store thousands of your memories and allows you to categorise into albums. Your phone is also able to pick up if multiple photos were taken on a particular day as well as places, grouping them into an album. The same goes for photos and videos sent via WhatsApp and content posted on Instagram. Live Photos transforms still photos into moving images by filming a few seconds of video before you take your photo. The photos app is also capable of facial recognition, so if you have multiple photos of the same person, the app will offer an album suggestion for them.
iMovie is a video editing app created by Apple for iPhones and iPads. You can create and edit high-definition videos straight from your phone! The app allows you to share your videos straight to Youtube, MMS or email.
Record Your Screen
You can now record the process of something done on your iPhone or iPad. For example, you can record how to take and edit photos, record how to upload an Instagram story, send an email - the list is endless.
Drag and Drop
Drag and Drop allows text, links, photos, files, and more to be transferred from one app to another without needing to use in-app share sheets.Tap and hold the file, then drag it. Using another finger, access another app to drop the file into.
Do Not Disturb While Driving
This feature is dedicated to decreasing distractions while driving. Once activated, your device mutes all incoming notifications when its connected to the car’s Bluetooth or WiFi, except for emergency texts. The feature also responds to incoming messages with a short notification that you are in the car and unable to answer the phone.
QR Code Scanner
Point the camera at a QR code and it will automatically detect it and give you the option to open it. Use it to register for things or pay your restaurant bill via Snap Scan.
QuickType One-Handed Keyboard
You can select a one-handed keyboard if your other hand is occupied and unable to type. You can choose the keyboard to shift all of the keys to the left or right side. You can even simply use your thumb using the QuickType feature.
Apple Wallet safely and easily stores your coupons, boarding passes, student ID cards, event tickets, movie tickets and store card, credit cards and debit cards.
Control Centre is a collection of the most important and frequently used functions and settings such as WiFi, calculator, screen brightness or sound consolidated into one place. Easily accessed by swiping up from the bottom of your screen, Control Centre helps you do things quickly without having to unlock your phone.
You can alert the police or an emergency contact by pressing the sleep button five times.
Traveling in a new city? Going away for the weekend? iOS gives you Maps for free! Type in your end address and simply follow the route. You can also save specific locations such as ‘home’, ‘work’ and ‘second home’.
Lock Screen Notifications
The Lock Screen shows you the time and date as well as any notifications for messages without you having to unlock your phone. You can see older notifications by swiping up from the bottom of the screen
When buying a device operating on iOS, it is easy and quick to set it up. Automatic Setup transfers all of your personal settings, preferences and iCloud Keychain passwords to your new device just by holding your new and used devices close together.
Use the Notes app to take meeting minutes, jot down your thoughts, save shopping lists, links to articles and so much more. It’s a notepad in your phone!
It may not be safe to read a book while driving to work, but now you don’t have to. The Podcasts app in iOS offers thousands of fun, informative and stimulating shows to listen to in a variety of genres while you’re driving, exercising or lying on the beach. Subscribe to your favourite shows and get notifications when new episodes are up!
The health app gathers data from your iPhone, Apple Watch and other apps that you use so that you can view your progress in one place. The app tracks sleep, activity, nutrition, your walking steps, running distances and other factors. The information collected can also be kept private with a password in the case of snooping friends or family members!
iTunes and iTunes Store
Listen to your favourite music, watch the best TV shows and movies straight from your iPhone via iTunes. iTunes lets you create playlists choosing from 50 million based on your mood, location or time of year - it’s perfectly curated to you.
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