Apple launched its much-awaited 4-inch iPhone SE this week. The iPhone SE may be called as a blend of the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 5S. It has hardware specs from the former while the look and design from the latter. This device may be seen as Apple’s attempt to bring the older iPhone users to an upgraded hardware and software while at the same time not burning their pockets too deep.
However, the question which still looms is whether a 4-inch smartphone is a feasible option when the world including the hard-core Apple fans are moving in the opposite way preferring bigger displays. This was clearly evident from the great response with which its bigger siblings were received.
Since its release, the iPhone SE has been a butt of a tonne of internet jokes and memes. People have found rather imaginative ways to make intended puns and ironical comments on this device.
A host of these is related to the very name of this device. The ‘SE’ in the name of the iPhone SE stands for ‘special edition’ according to Apple. But the internet has several humorous versions including iPhone Second (Hand) Edition, iPhone Still Expensive, iPhone Super Expensive, iPhone Sorry Everyone, Small Hands Edition, Sad Edition, Small Edition, iPhone Sony Ericsson, Surrender Everyone and iPhone Sheep Edition. Well, a few of them are really witty.
Then comes the size of the screen which has been ridiculed like anything. The floodgates opened when someone said that it was most suited to Donald Trump’s ‘small hands’.
— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) March 21, 2016
— ManuBiggs (@EmmanuelBigombe) March 21, 2016
Here are a few handpicked tweets out of the thousands out there:
#iPhoneSE is like Beetle or Mini Cooper in India, small in size but quite expensive to afford.
— Professor (@BeerOholic) March 23, 2016
Never before has the internet been so excited about 4 inches. #iPhoneSE
— Teigan Reamsbottom (@teiganish) March 21, 2016
The #iPhoneSE is like your ex that you dumped for a new one that came back better and stronger but you don't love anymore. ???
— Elpee Abias (@elpeeabias) March 22, 2016
This is truly is a historic day, a man pulled something out that was 4 inches and it created immense excitement. #AppleEvent
— Darion G (@RaptorJesuss) March 21, 2016
People also took a jibe on the iPhone SE stating that it was the same old iPhone 5 with some new specs.
— Rafael Villacrés (@RafaOpenSource) March 21, 2016
— not Jony Ive (@JonyIveParody) March 21, 2016
People also didn’t forget the meager 16 GB offered by Apple for their ‘economy’ phones.
@ow *buys iPhone SE 16 GB*
*tries to install mandatory iOS update at first boot*
*OUT OF STORAGE*
— Yoann Ferret (@yoannferret) March 21, 2016
*buys iPhone SE 16GB*
*shoots 5 seconds of 4k video*
*OUT OF STORAGE*
— Owen Williams ⚡️ (@ow) March 21, 2016
Mind you folks, this is some light intended humour and we would advise you to keep it that way. In the meanwhile, if you wish to full specs of the iPhone SE, you can see it here.