It's clear that the iPhone SE isn't for people like me: people who have embraced the advent of more spacious screens despite the weird bulges they form in our collective jeans pockets. When you look at the SE as a newcomer's iPhone, though, it all sort of makes sense. It's pretty cheap -- an enticing proposition for people finally ditching their flip phones. Its small size will also appeal to people who stopped upgrading their iPhones when they started getting too big. And most important, it's powerful. Apple fans itching for more of a game changer should sit tight until September; this thing was never meant for you. But if you're looking for a first-rate smartphone that won't break the bank -- or your hand -- the iPhone SE deserves a spot on your short list.