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Apple iPhone SE: Unboxing and first look

Apple iPhone SE unboxing: With the balance of size and performance on offer, the new iPhone SE is just what those after a smaller flagship phone have been waiting for. We unbox Apple’s latest blower to see what’s inside.

In traditional Apple fashion, the iPhone SE comes in a compact, neatly packaged white box, with minimal design work on the outside. At a glance, you can tell which storage capacity and colour resides inside and once the cellophane wrapping is off, it’s simply a case of pulling up the lid.

Top marks for presentation, as the first thing you see once the lid comes off is the phone itself. The SE is a cosmetic body double to 2013’s iPhone 5S (minus the ‘SE’ logo differentiating it on its lower back), with a square body, heavily rounded corners, no presence of a camera bump whatsoever and the return of those distinctive diamond cut chamfered edges.

Peel off the protective clear plastic surround and the phone lifts directly out of the formed plastic tray it sits in. There’s a circular cut-out in the centre of this tray which lets you reach the card handle from the paperwork contained underneath. Lifting this out reveals Apple’s signature white Earpod earphones, which feature an integrated inline remote for volume and media control as well as a UK power adapter and the company’s proprietary Lightning cable.

As with every iPhone since their debut, the card folder containing the paperwork is sealed by a small tab, under which lies the SIM tray removal tool. Here you’ll also find legal and quick-start information as well as two of the company’s iconic logo stickers.

The Apple iPhone SE went on sale in the UK on March 31st, 2016 with availability directly from Apple starting at £359 and from carriers including O2 on a host of tariffs.

Read next: Apple iPhone SE price and release date

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