The first-generation iPhone SE (also known as the iPhone SE 1, the OG SE, or the iPhone SE 2016) is a smartphone that was designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It is part of the 9th generation of the iPhone alongside the higher-end iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Pre-orders began on March 24, 2016. It was officially released on March 31, 2016. It was re-released on March 24, 2017 with larger storage capacities.
The iPhone SE shares the same physical design and dimensions as iPhone 5S, and has upgraded internal hardware, including the newer Apple A9 system-on-chip, greater battery capacity, and a 12-megapixel rear camera that can record up to 4K video at 30 frames per second, it can shoot Live Photos like the iPhone 6s while also has features like Retina Flash and always active Hey Siri without the need to be plugged to power source. The name SE is an acronym for Special Edition. The iPhone SE was discontinued by Apple on September 12, 2018.
Its successor, the second-generation iPhone SE, was announced on April 15, 2020, and released on April 24, 2020