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Apple Just Fixed the Worst Thing About the iPhone SE

Apple's smallest handset just got a big boost.

The iPhone SE, which has many of the same specs as the iPhone 6s in a more compat body, is no longer stuck at 16GB for its starting model.

The one-hand friendly iPhone SE now has more storage space. Credit: Jeremy Lips/Tom's Guide

(Image credit: The one-hand friendly iPhone SE now has more storage space. Credit: Jeremy Lips/Tom's Guide)

Available on Friday (Mar. 24) the $399 entry-level model will now include 32GB of storage, and Apple's also doubled the capacity of its $499 handset, moving it from 64GB to 128GB. This addresses a long-standing problem where users would fill up the 16GB of storage extremely quickly by simply taking photos and shooting video, or downloading large games.

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Nothing else has changed with this spring update, as it still boasts the A9 processor and 12-megapixel rear camera on the 6s. While Apple announced a crimson Product (RED) iPhone 7 today, the SE will still only be sold in Gold, Rose Gold, Silver and Space Gray.

The SE's appeal is mostly found in the fact that its 4-inch screen makes it very easy to use with one hand. The same can't be said as easily for the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, not to mention the 5.5-inch Plus.

This brings the SE closer to parity with some of our favorite cheap unlocked Android phones, as you get 32GB of storage with both the $399 Huawei Honor 8 the $230 ZTE Blade V8.