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Apple’s iPhone SE is the iPhone 5s killer

Apple today unveiled the new 4-inch iPhone SE, with many of the innards of the 6s that came out back in September. But in doing so, the company has also stopped advertising the iPhone 5s. That device is no longer featured on Apple’s website.

That is, you can no longer buy it. But hey, the website has a useful “compare”page to see how the iPhones stack up against each other when it comes to specifications. Here’s before:

Now you see it....

Above: Now you see it….

Image Credit: Screenshot

And here’s after:

Now you don't.

Above: Now you don’t.

Image Credit: Screenshot

The 5s was not bad at all.

Available for $450 for the 16GB version and for $499 for the 32GB version, the 5s rocked a 4-inch display (1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi) just like the new iPhone SE. It had the A7 chip with an M7 motion coprocessor, an 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording capability, a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera, LTE connectivity, Touch ID with fingerprint scanning (unlike the 5c that was released at the same event in 2013), Wi-Fi calling, True Tone flash, and autofocus.

The iPhone 5s.

Above: The iPhone 5s.

Image Credit: Apple website

The device did not come with NFC or Apple Pay support, or 4K video recording, or Focus Pixels, or Voice over LTE. The battery lasted up to 10 days on standby, with up to 10 hours of talk time available on 3G — the new iPhone SE boasts 14 hours there.

Goodbye, iPhone 5s. We once called you the best iPhone. So we’ll miss you.

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