Even though the Magic Mouse’s charging connection is located on the bottom of the device, it’s strange that Apple would release a phone in 2022 without a Night mode.
Apple’s follow-up to the highly praised and popular iPhone SE 2020, the iPhone SE 2022, was unveiled at the most recent Apple Event and is now available for preorder. There is just a single camera and no night photography option, thus it maintains the same antiquated design as it did two years ago.
As of now, I don’t have an issue with rear-facing camera arrays on smartphones being basic. You can get away with only one competent camera, but adding a bunch of lenses might be inconvenient. The iPhone SE 2022 will not have any low-light photography capabilities, despite the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Oppo Find X5 Pro both boast it.
As far as night mode is concerned, one might argue that a “cheap” phone should not have one. As if that weren’t bad enough, the iPhone SE 2022 is now more costly than its predecessor and no longer qualifies as a “cheap phone” for our list of the best under $400. Before that, there was the Google Pixel 4a. In 2019, Google released the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3 XL.
As a result, it’s strange that Apple would agree to include photography in this update. Because said, it’s even more weird that I can think of no reason why the folks in Cupertino couldn’t include a Night mode to the iPhone SE 2022. The iPhone 13 has a comprehensive mode, so it should be possible to move it over to iOS 15 on the iPhone X. Even more importantly, the new iPhone SE is equipped with Apple’s A15 Bionic mobile processor, which means that a Night mode should be possible on the device.
Maybe the single rear camera on the iPhone SE 2022 isn’t able to capture enough light and data for the picture processor to deal with as the cause of this problem. However, I don’t believe this, given the Pixel 5a and Pixel 4a’s single back camera performed an excellent job in low-light shooting.
Apple also made a big deal out of the A15 Bionic’s brain processing capability and intelligence. To brighten dim photos, you’d think the new iPhone SE would have enough silicon intelligence. In terms of low-light photography, I wouldn’t anticipate iPhone 13 Pro level, but the cameras and consistency should be enough to tempt me away from Android.
Is it safe to assume that the iPhone SE 2022 will be a flop? Not in my opinion. People who want a competent, tiny iPhone but don’t want to spend a lot of money on an iPhone 13 mini would probably appreciate it. In addition, not everyone enjoys photographing in the dark.
Although this is disappointing, I can’t help but think it’s a ruse by Apple to get people to purchase the iPhone 13, rather than a technological constraint. The only thing I’m enraged about is the lack of progress we’ve made.