Apple iPhone SE in short supply, says Tim Cook, bottleneck to be resolved soon

Apple's newest "potent munchkin" is registering a surprise demand among those clamoring for the good old days of powerful iPhones in a smaller package, according to Tim Cook. During the quarterly results presentation, Apple's CEO mentioned that the iPhone SE is in a bit of a short supply at the moment, as demand for the handset has exceeded everyone's expectations.

"We're thrilled with the response that we've seen on it," commented Tim Cook. "It's clear there's a demand there that's much beyond what we thought, which is why we have the constraint that we have." Still, the head of Apple said they are working hard to solve the supply bottleneck, and if history is any indication, iPhone SE will soon be available on a much broader basis for all who are interested.

source: Apple

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iPhone SE
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 1624 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. wando77

Posts: 1169; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Simply both true. They are available keep and NOT sold out on all the major networks in my country (uk). He is just making excuses for poorer than expected sales

2. wando77

Posts: 1169; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

*simply not true. They are available and NOT*

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7618; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Considering Analysts reported that they were going to sell 15 million iPhone SE's globally for this year. Yet Apple in the past has sold over 10 million iPhones in an opening weekend. The iPhone SE has been on the market now for a month now. So to tell me and others that Apple didn't already make 10 million of these SE's yet, is just a lie. So this is just Apple propaganda. Anyone who believes otherwise is an idiot.

13. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Well maybe in UK but in Canada and USA we have big issues. Cant get any of the 64 gb model in any colors from any carrier or even from apple store. Only model available is the 16 gb white/gold one all the others are backorder as well..

7. engineer-1701d unregistered

Well when umake only 5 phones your gonna run into this problem but don't worry i know a few people that just upgraded from iPhone 5 to htc 10 so they will be making a few more 6se when they get the 5 recycled phones back

3. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

surprise surprise people want the cheaper version

5. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

The same Cook that stated 3 months ago that Apple was "still very Bullish in China", in a reference to and predicton for the results of the last quarter. Actual results of that period are in: minus 26% in China. *shrug*


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Sure, i hate apple propaganda.........create news that the demand is very high but stock low........sheeps get nuts and will buy! That is how it works!

8. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Thanks Tim . You are star.

9. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Stop the de beers technique tim, you're not fooling anyone. You should learn from steve jobs, keeping his mouth shut on big sales and not bragging his millions even before death.

10. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

12. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Jesus the Android circle jerk on this site is priceless. "They aren't selling well" this and "no one wants a 4 in. phone" that. Then they sell millions and the first thing out of your mouths are insults towards people who find Android tedious. I got one of these bad boys myself, and I haven't felt that I was missing out on anything. It's faster than my nexii (nexuses'?) and every game runs at 60 fps. Most people don't need or want a 2k screen smartphone that can't fit in your pants pocket unless you're dressed like a construction worker.

14. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

You sound like a jerk yourself. Iphone 6 and 6S arent selling well yep thats a reality compared to others iphone thats came out before and thats mostly because of ridiculous pricing ( iphone 5S still sell more where i work lol ) Now the iphone SE is exactly what ppl where waiting for a cheaper iphone with good hardware for its price ( at least compared to others apple offering ) All my game run at 60 fps on my moto x play ( 1080p screen ) and my battery make it possible to play 10 hours straight on it can you do the same? nope after 4-5 hours your battery will die ( and the SE has a great battery for an iphone ) Also my phone cost less than your and is as good on all aspect beside no finger print scanner. Fit pretty well in my pocket as well. So stop acting like a jerk :)

18. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

A) The Moto X play processor automatically makes your 60 fps claim false, the snapdragon 615 can't run high end games above 40 fps on minimal settings. B) There is no way in hell you can play any graphics intensive games on that phone for longer than 3 hrs. You are certainly not getting 10 hrs with any phone. C) I couldn't care less how much the phone costs, as long as it fits my needs. I see this a lot when it comes to Apple products. They apparently "cost too much" for the majority here. But let me ask this, how many phones out there run iOS? Just one that is it. How many phones run Android? Millions of models do. Now compare flagship prices of both and tell me that the iPhone is overpriced when an S7 Edge will set you back 800 dollars. You can get an Android that does everything it does just as good or better for half that (my Nexus 6P). ALL FLAGSHIPS ARE OVERPRICED FROM EVERY MANUFACTURER. D) Just because you wear slacker jeans doesn't mean I want to.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I dont know any 2k screen phones that can't fit in your pocket. Oh wait, the iPhone 6+?

15. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LOL that's funny

16. iphoneman37

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Surprise people want a smaller phone especially people like my parents who are elderly they don't care so much about function more so on price because there on a fixed income .

17. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

Tim Cook being Tim Cook

19. Shauk

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

and yet this is one of the least requested phones I sell in any given month. I call bs.

20. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's TOTAL BS The reason they are "in demand" is because Apple sent my T-mobile store ONE shipment of 10 SE phones since release. Read Once.

22. itsrajib

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

joke of the year !!

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