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Apple iPhone SE price, release date and country availability

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Apple iPhone SE price, release date and country availability

Apple just took the wraps off its long-rumored small iPhone, which it dubbed the SE. We say small, as the screen is a 4-inch one, but this is just in comparison with the current iPhone 6s, while the SE is actually bringing Apple back to the roots of comparatively tiny, very manageable in the hand handsets. 

There are still millions of iPhone 5s owners in the US, for instance, who are holding off an upgrade to a larger form factor, and yet yearn for the beefed up specs of Apple's current flagships, and that's exactly the market Apple is striving to address with the SE. 

Another important advantage of the new small iPhone is that its price is also much smaller than the ones of its larger brethren. How much smaller? Well, check out the starting prices of the different versions below, together with the release date.

Apple iPhone SE 16 GBApple iPhone SE 64 GB
Price$399, free on a two-year contract, from $17 on 24-month installment plans$499, free on a two-year contract, from $21 on 24-month installment plans
Release datePreorders: March 24
Release: March 31
Country availabilityMarch 31: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States

Early April: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Guernsey, Jersey, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and UAE
Available color optionsSilver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold

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posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:02 6

1. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


If it was 32 GB for 399$, it will be a crazy good phone. Now it's just a really powerful 4" device.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:09 22

12. bassembm (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Dec 2015)


are u serious look at those bezels man !!!

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:16 4

23. saif2711 (Posts: 69; Member since: 22 Feb 2016)


These bezels will beat your s7/edge combined sales in the upcoming quarter.see it by urself

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:23 6

33. leotrim (Posts: 21; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


there are a lot people like u who will buy this because they know nothing and don't speak for S7 edge u can expect that screen on iphone 8 or 8s :D

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 15:51

59. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10681; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Who cares about sales? Sales only matter when an OEM actually does somethign with the money.

This phoen is basically a rounded iPhone 4/4S with the 5S look shared with a hint of the iPhone 6 models.

Apple still offering 16Gb is a joke. In fact any OEM offering 16GB for the money they make off these phones is a joke. At least Samsung uses 32Gb which I still also think is a joke, but isnt as bad as 16GB.

64GB should ebe the minimum.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:19 6

27. S-R-K (banned) (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Mar 2016)


Ugly huge bezels. Another epic fail.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:41 2

48. leotrim (Posts: 21; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


they should learn from samsung for screen to body ratios

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 12:20 1

66. Clars123 (Posts: 797; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


I honestly dont understand when people talk about how the iPhone sells....it doesnt make it the better device..so what's your point?

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:11 6

13. Wiencon (Posts: 1922; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


You would be whining anyway, there is always a reason to bash iPhones

@bassembm
Who cares, it's easily operated in one hand, that's what matters, everybody loves 5s design, this phone is a winner for me

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:15 6

20. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


I bash on every phone. There's always a reason to hate every phone
S7: poor speaker, camera processing is poor, storage not faster than S6, battery life not that good.

G5: useless modules, same camera as 2015, ugly, battery life will 'probably suffer'

16GB is archaic and 64 GB is overkill for me,

You can go to BGR if you want to hear only praises about iphone.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:17

24. S-R-K (banned) (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Mar 2016)


Bgr users all have 2 accounts to give apple the credits.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:20 1

28. Wiencon (Posts: 1922; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


I don't really know that site, I only read macrumors and there is lots of Apple bashing but not like trolls here
16GB is a thing we could discuss for hours, few of my friends have 16gb phones, many LG G2 and it's enough for them, many iPhones 5 & 5s with 16gb and also no complaints
I know Apple sucks for not giving 32gb which would cost them 5$ but 64GB costs not so much more so you have a choice

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:22

31. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


The thing is that 64 GB is overkill for me. It's about paying extra for something I don't need.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:33 1

43. S-R-K (banned) (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Mar 2016)


Thier are no trolls in here, but pure Apple haters. Because Apple gets away ripping and milking stupid people. Also they are the biggest patent trollers. Monopolistic pos.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:28 1

38. leotrim (Posts: 21; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


u have a complaint about best camera in smartphone ?! best display on market and 3000mAh battery that sounds good to me :P

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:35 1

46. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


Best camera? LMAO. Nexus 6P crushes it in low-light despite not having OIS and the wide f/1.7 lens. The supposed low light camera gets crushed in low light. And daylight is shamefully bad on S7. S6 beats it comfortably. 6P crushes it here too.

I never said any thing about display.

mAh is nothing. Sd820 guzzles battery like crazy.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 14:50

56. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (unregistered)


"Nexus 6P crushes it in low-light despite not having OIS and the wide f/1.7 lens. The supposed low light camera gets crushed in low light."

You're joking right? Check out comparisons - it's not 'crushed', but it is usually beaten :/

You really have no idea do you... Otherwise, SOny would have been 'crushing' opponents since day 1. Yet they never have.

I am suspecting that you're simply a anti Samsung / LG fangirl.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:29

39. Unordinary (Posts: 1954; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Androids subreddit speaks good things about Apple and their iPhone all the time lol. Its just this site who majorly thinks its the cool thing to eat breath and sleep iPhone hatred lol. As if thats gonna get you some poutang or something lmao.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 00:25

61. Doakie (Posts: 2108; Member since: 06 May 2009)


http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/honor-5X,Apple-iPhone-SE/phones/9648%2C10001

WTF!!! The 16 GB Honor 5X is half the price of a 16 GB iPhone SE and people are impressed with the iPhone SE price tag.... SMH.....

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 00:28

62. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


Processor my friend, processor.

Same specs doesn't mean the honor is as good as the SE. Things like screen quality, customer support, updates and ecosystem go a long way.

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 00:32

63. techperson211 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


$399 without the tax and at 16 gb, there's a lot of flagship devices from last year that has the same price and can do more than just launch app. Even the z3 compact is way better than this not to mentione the z5 compact. Either way fruity fans will still buy this because of the logo.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:05 8

2. bucky (Posts: 2698; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I think that pricing is pretty fair.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:35

47. aho13 (Posts: 97; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


it is a step in the right direction , 490 Euros in europe is not that bad , although it is more than the price of a new samsung S6 or a note 4 with 5'7 Inch display .

I don't blame apple for the price but smartphones should be either expensive or cheap not at launch 490 and after 4 years 100 Euros , and it hurt even more when to know something like the phone costs apple or samsung maybe under 150 Euros .

posted on 22 Mar 2016, 00:33

64. techperson211 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


At 16gb? Fair enough? If it's 32gb then that would be somewhat fair.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:05 6

3. pradhanmn (Posts: 58; Member since: 06 Feb 2015)


Finallllyyyy,a 6s with a 5s design!!!

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:28

37. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 347; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


Nope only 1GB of Ram 6s has 2GB.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:30

40. zeeBomb (Posts: 2139; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Source? Still trying to find

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 14:21

52. Jimrod (Posts: 1409; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Anandtech say otherwise, 2GB -http://www.anandtech.com/show/10170/apple-announces-iphone-se

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:06 3

4. pradhanmn (Posts: 58; Member since: 06 Feb 2015)


Finallllyyyy,a 6s with a 5s design!!!

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 13:07

5. tunewar123 (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Mar 2016)


I believe this phone will do well for the emerging market...

*Usually I'm pretty hyped about Apple events... however, I quite disappointed this time since they made little to no changes to the design... oh well...

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