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Old 19th June 2020, 08:22   #12736
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I need to buy the iPhone SE 2020 for my better half who wants only apple and a small phone. She is not a fan of big screen sizes and this will be a upgrade from her existing SE.
However, whatever reviews I could see are less than encouraging. Has anyone here tried one and what’s your personal experience.

The above two conditions cannot be changed. So please don’t reply about how cost effective is XR or android. I need to buy only SE maybe after a few months, once some deals kick in.
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Old 19th June 2020, 08:34   #12737
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If you have already decided, the opinions of others should not matter. Go ahead and buy it without any regrets! The form factor is something you won't get from other smartphones. BTW, I use two old iPhone SE (original one) which I bought from Flipkart 2 years back - one as a backup in case the other is lost or malfunction.

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I need to buy the iPhone SE 2020 for my better half who wants only apple and a small phone. She is not a fan of big screen sizes and this will be a upgrade from her existing SE.
However, whatever reviews I could see are less than encouraging. Has anyone here tried one and what’s your personal experience.

The above two conditions cannot be changed. So please don’t reply about how cost effective is XR or android. I need to buy only SE maybe after a few months, once some deals kick in.
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Old 19th June 2020, 08:40   #12738
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However, whatever reviews I could see are less than encouraging. Has anyone here tried one and whatís your personal experience.
Hey Sree, I have tried the new SE through a friend as he bought it and I've been in touch. The major points of concern are that the looks are way too 2015, as it's the same design language used in the phone Apple launched 5 years ago! (iPhone 6)

Secondly, battery life is an issue and it was expected to be considering the powerful CPU and GPU but limited space for the battery to power them. It goes by one day barely, if your wife is even a mild power user.

Lastly, the camera isn't what you call a flagship quality camera. It performs well enough, but nothing spectacular.

I'd opine to wait for the next generation model. A leak has shown a smaller screen size (5.4 inches) than the existing bezel-less iPhones in the works to be launched this year. It'll be updated, will have more screen real estate in a similar form factor as the SE and might as well have a better camera setup. And rumours mill says that the pricing of the same will be below the current gen iPhone 11.

Also, as per some sources, Apple's production of the next gen iPhone seems to be getting close to on-track and they've recovered much from the crisis.

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Old 23rd June 2020, 01:37   #12739
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WWDC Keynote 2020 - Unveil of iOS 14

iOS is finally getting home screen widgets.

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New Siri animation is cleaned up and doesn’t take up the whole screen.

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Memoji has masks now.

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Lots of new improvements coming to Apple Maps - New countries, Cycling routing, Electric vehicle routing.

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iOS 14 now gets app clips which are a tiny part of an app that you can quickly, temporarily use.

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Also gets the new widgets
Siri animation is cleaned to the bottom corner
Incoming calls and Facetimes no longer take over the whole screen
New smaller universal search bar
Also fascinating that the iPad is landscape in pretty much this entire iPadOS demo.

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Handwashing automatic detection and a little coaching to make sure you actually do it for the full 20 seconds.

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New OS X design is clean
New icons
Control center in the top right
Refreshed app designs

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Mac Pro with Apple built in processor

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Source : MKBHD


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Old 23rd June 2020, 21:32   #12740
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She is not a fan of big screen sizes and this will be a upgrade from her existing SE.
Camera will also be like iPhone 8. Previous gen SE was = 6S I think. Battery life isn't going to be like a 11 (I get nearly 2 full days). Form factor is ok. For an existing SE owner, these all should be a given.

With HDFC CC I think there is 3600 INR cash back (which you'll get 90 days after purchase).

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iOS is finally getting home screen widgets.
And long overdue App Library. I wonder why it took such a long time to get this when Android third party launchers had them almost 7-8 years back

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Old 25th June 2020, 10:42   #12741
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Hi, I have a 4 year old SE as my work phone. In perfect condition, only grouse it is 16GB. The others in storage has taken up 5 Gigs. Is there a way to delete that? I know i have the option of backing up, resetting and restoring. Incase i do that does whatsapp get restored too? Whatsapp backup to icloud not possible as it needs 2 gb odd to carry out function. Any work around?
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Hi, I have a 4 year old SE know i have the option of backing up, resetting and restoring. Incase i do that does whatsapp get restored too?
Whatsapp does gets backed up, but so will the "Others". In this day and age, in my opinion, you have to be really frugal with your photo gallery and whatsapp chats (Specially the group chats) to survive with 16gb storage on an iOS device (App size is way smaller on androids). I would suggest you to invest in iCloud storage or external drives but that again is an additional cash flow and is not a very convenient solution.

My final advise would be to upgrade to the latest SE or Xr / 11 or even last gen 8 depending on your budget and screen size requirements (Provided you do not wish to leave apple eco system).
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Old 25th June 2020, 13:58   #12743
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I need to buy the iPhone SE 2020 for my better half who wants only apple and a small phone. She is not a fan of big screen sizes and this will be a upgrade from her existing SE.
However, whatever reviews I could see are less than encouraging. Has anyone here tried one and whatís your personal experience.

The above two conditions cannot be changed. So please donít reply about how cost effective is XR or android. I need to buy only SE maybe after a few months, once some deals kick in.
Hi Sree,

I bought the SE on June 2nd. I switched from S20+.

I was initially apprehensive of this phone, but I needed something which just gets the job done and isn't too much of a headache to use. SE is my first entry into the Apple ecosystem.

Getting to the obvious point, yes the phone looks dated, no doubt about it. But that isn't a big dealbreaker according to me. I personally prefer the 4.7-inch display and is more than enough for your regular web browsing, social media usage, and phone calls. My battery life was initially bad but after one software update, The screen on time increased from a measly 4.5 hours to an impressive 7.5 hours. This included Social media usage, web browsing, and really long phone calls. To give you a fair idea, I take it out of charge at 8 am and re-charge at 11 pm in the night; quite impressive for 1821 mah battery. Absolutely no stutters or lags whatsoever and the phone feels really fluid and seamless. You cannot go wrong with this phone and that too being an Apple. No comments on the camera because I still haven't taken a single picture. The audio is loud and crisp!

I feel this would suit your wife perfectly if this is how the usage condition is going to be.
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Facing a weird issue. The OTPs that i receive are not auto filling anymore. Has this been removed recently by Apple due to some security concern? I am running iOS 13.5.1 on my iPhone XR.

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Facing a weird issue. The OTPs that i receive are not auto filling anymore. Has this been removed recently by Apple due to some security concern? I am running iOS 13.5.1 on my iPhone XR.

Rohan
Yep, I observed this too. But is random. There are two use cases:

1) OTPs (for apps like Uber, Swiggy etc.): some apps get auto-filled, some filled

2) Suggestions for OTP from Messages: earlier, I got the prompt mentioning I got an OTP in Messages, and I could tap to use it. I don't remember seeing that option of late.
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Old 25th June 2020, 18:21   #12746
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That was a good feature but its random these days. Sometimes it happens, and most times - not.
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The last iPhone I used was the 7.

Was thinking of the 11, the Pro Max is too steeply priced to be honest, would not want to invest that much.

Do iPhones suggest names when you start keying in numbers or still do not?

Does Truecaller's app show you the name or it appears post the call is cut and you have to look it up?

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Facing a weird issue. The OTPs that i receive are not auto filling anymore. Has this been removed recently by Apple due to some security concern? I am running iOS 13.5.1 on my iPhone XR.
I think it is happening with androids too.

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Was thinking of the 11, the Pro Max is too steeply priced to be honest, would not want to invest that much.
iPhone 11 is a fantastic phone.

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Do iPhones suggest names when you start keying in numbers or still do not?
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Does Truecaller's app show you the name or it appears post the call is cut and you have to look it up?
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Do iPhones suggest names when you start keying in numbers or still do not?
You mean, if I start typing numbers, say 9 then 8 then 7, it will show all the contacts that have numbers starting with 9, then 98, then 987.

Yes, they do.

Same with names. When you enter an alphabet, say A, it will show all names that have names names starting with A, and names with A in it. And the search result get dynamically updated.

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Nope. No suggestions.
Eh? Of course they do. Unless I've misunderstood Sheel's question.
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Apple to include a fast 20W charger with iPhone12 (right now it's 5W). This phone will be the year's most competitively priced product as per Forbes report (makes senses given the Covid situation). iPhone 11 prices will dip then, making it very affordable, hopefully
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