Last September, when Apple introduced the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, the company announced that it would no longer sell the iPhone SE, iPhone X iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. In November, amid weak sales of the new models, Apple restarted production of the iPhone X. And now, hoping to clear out its warehouse of unsold units, Apple is bringing back the iPhone SE.
Spotted by Mac Rumors, the phones are being offered by Apple in new and unopened boxes. The iPhone SE is available with 32GB of storage for $249, $100 off the price that Apple was selling the model for before it was discontinued. The 128GB model is priced at $299, a $150 haircut from its last official price. The specs remain the same, which means that the device caries a 4-inch display (640 x 1136 resolution), and is powered by the Apple A9 chipset. The handset carries a single 12MP camera in back, and has a front-facing FaceTime camera weighing in at 1.2MP.
For the iPhone SE, which was released in 2016, Apple brought back the same design used for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. Apple figured that the device would appeal to those unhappy with the larger screen sizes found on newer handsets, and to be sure, the iPhone SE does have its fans. In fact, rumors circulated last year that Apple was going to produce a sequel, although such a model never appeared.
If you don't mind a refurbished model, you can find the 32GB iPhone SE for only $69.99 for Walmart. A new 32GB iPhone SE, also for Straight Talk, is priced at $139. Gazelle has sold out of its stock of refurbished iPhone SE units.
Since Apple is looking to get rid of unsold units, we could see the phone remain available from the company until most of the available units are spoken for.