Apple announced on April 15 that it was releasing a brand new iPhone — the second generation iPhone SE 2020. And while rumors about the release have been flying around for a while now, users will officially be able to pre-order their phone on April 17. But the new, low-cost phone (it starts at $399) isn't the only news in the Appleverse. Bustle attended an Apple video conference on April 15 and learned that along with the introduction of the iPhone SE 2 comes the discontinuation of the iPhone 8. And while the former is meant to replace the latter, there are some big differences between the iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone 8.
The first iPhone SE (special edition) was released in 2016 after Apple found that people still preferred using its smaller screens, which the company moved on from after the iPhone 5. This first generation of the special edition iPhone offered most of Apple's flagship features, just with a smaller 4-inch display screen. Then, in 2017, Apple released a newer version of the same phone with larger storage capabilities.
That same year, Apple announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus — a new generation of iPhone with an all-new design, improved camera, and a new wireless-charging feature. Not long after, Apple released its next iPhone, the iPhone X, which quickly stole the spotlight. The original iPhone SE 2016 was then discontinued in December of 2018.
But the iPhone SE 2020 is back with some new and improved features. While both the iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone 8 share similar features includinghaving a 4.7-inch screen display (compared to the iPhone 11's 6.1-inch size) and being made with aerospace-grade aluminum, making them water and dust resistant, they aren't entirely the same phones.
Here are the five biggest differences between the iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone 8.