The new iPhone SE is a welcome addition to Apple̵7;s range – a mid-range phone that has almost all the features of larger and more expensive models. But it looks very familiar: isn’t it just an iPhone 8 with upgraded guts? Why yes it is – and that means that the goals made for iPhone 8 fit perfectly on iPhone SE 2020.
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Thanks to a body that seems to be a recycled design, the dimensions of the new iPhone SE are identical to the iPhone 8 of 2017. So if you’ve been waiting a few years to update, and you don’t care about face scanning or multiple cameras after the iPhone X- design, you can reuse all accessories. Or if you want to save even more money, scour the bargains for some three-year cases with a steep discount!
There are a couple of warnings. One, the iPhone SE is the same size as the 4.7-inch iPhone 8, not the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus. So if you order a new case, make sure it is for the smaller design. Two, the rear Apple logo on the iPhone SE 2020 is in the middle of the phone to match the newer design language. So if you buy a target with a clip or window for the logo, it may be empty instead. It is not a problem for a case that is completely opaque or completely transparent.
Other than that, go nuts. It is a great way to save some money on a phone that is already an excellent value.