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Jason Snell for Macworld
March 21, 2016 5:16 PM PT
I remember the first time I held the iPhone SE in my hand: The year was 2012, and it was called the iPhone 5.
To be sure, there are a few very subtle design differences between the iPhone 5 and the iPhone SE, announced Monday by Apple. But when you hold the iPhone SE in your hand, as I did after Apple’s media event, you’ll be taken back to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. Apple’s newest iPhone model is not a new take on the classic 4-inch smartphone; it’s an upgrade to Apple’s flagship phone design of three and a half years ago.