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Apple iPhone SE price, release date and country availability

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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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