Apple iPhone SE is already sold out

Apple iPhone SE is already sold out
If you didn't catch the story yesterday about Apple bringing back the iPhone SE and take advantage of the lower pricing, it looks like you'll have to look elsewhere for the phone. According to the listings on Apple's online stores, both the 32GB and 128GB versions of the company's throwback phone are now sold out. The former was offered at $249 ($100 off the last official price) and the latter was priced at $299 ($150 off the most recent price). And it is unknown whether Apple has more units to sell.

These were unlocked units, new and in unopened boxes, and Apple was merely looking to get rid of unsold units that were collecting dust in the warehouse. While there was speculation that Apple would release a sequel last year, the company reportedly dropped the idea so that it could focus on its new 2018 models. Considering the lackluster sales of the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and the popularity of the iPhone SE, deciding against producing a sequel might have been a mistake on Apple's part. As we pointed out on Sunday, Apple had stopped offering the iPhone SE along with the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone X when it introduced the current models last September. In November, Apple restarted production of the iPhone X.

Just because Apple won't sell the iPhone SE doesn't mean that you can't find it, new or refurbished, elsewhere. Metro by T-Mobile offers a brand new 32GB model of the phone in Space Gray and Rose Gold for free to those switching to the prepaid carrier. A refurbished 32GB iPhone SE is offered by Walmart's Straight Talk prepaid service for only $69.

The Apple iPhone SE is already out of stock at Apple

The Apple iPhone SE is already out of stock at 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 128 GB
  • Battery 1624 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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26 Comments

1. domfonusr

Posts: 1073; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Not surprised... the iPhone SE was a great, cost effective, way to enter the Apple ecosystem with a fully-featured compact phone... if entering the Apple ecosystem was your thing. The SE was perhaps the most tempting iPhone in my personal opinion.

3. Mrmark

Posts: 373; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Yeap I am still tempted to get one . Nice little device with a headphone jack

4. thedizzle

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Not an apple fan by any means, but that phone was the best looking to me. My uncle had so many issues with it (mostly antenna issues) but other than that he loved it hah.

14. nodes

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

One of the best looking phones of all time in my opinion, iPhone 4, 5/5S.

2. Fred3

Posts: 397; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Wow how convient is that

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1756; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I don't buy that they sold a great amount since that price drop. Normal people don't even follow the news that much to notice it. Probably had 20 in stock like Xiaomi flash sales. I myself was a bit tempted on that 128gb though. It is better than any Android phone that is retailed at $250 or less imo, except at the front camera.

6. Lois13

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

It was already sold out when you posted the article yesterday. They probably didn't have many.

16. cncrim

Posts: 1573; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

It could be a sign Apple need to learn is great price is drive growth.

7. libra89

Posts: 2259; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'm saddened that I missed out.

8. cogito

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

When will the Apple, LG, Samsungs of the world realize that there is a real market for smaller-sized phones? Not everyone wants a giant device, which is what all the phone makers want to push now.

9. skips

Posts: 464; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

its not that it was small it was just hella cheap, reliable and had that damned audio jack. what else did people need.

21. mixedfish

Posts: 1545; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

It's what happens when people keep moaning about bezels and thickness. Smalls phones can never have the same ratios as larger phones.

10. Vancetastic

Posts: 845; Member since: May 17, 2017

The build quality on the two we had left something to be desired. Both had battery issues, and one was quite flexible. Nowhere near the quality of my old 5s. Oh, well, they were relatively cheap, I guess.

11. Shott3r

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 28, 2017

Apple keeps building bigger and more expensive phones. Apple's sales plateau, then fall. Apple's smallest, cheapest, phone is insanely popular. Apple cannot seem to draw any conclusions from this.

13. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2128; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I can't believe we had phones this small. I can never go back. I know that Steve Jobs always said that no one wants a big phone, but playing on my son's SE, makes appreciate the larger screen size.

17. Vokilam

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Hi, Steve said 3.5” phones are perfect for one hand size. He’s still right about that. He did say “no one wants” but he said that when regarding to stylus as a primary need to operate the device like the old PDA devices which could not be operated with finger for accuracy that the first iPhone had.

15. Vega007

Posts: 69; Member since: May 18, 2017

Believe it or not, there is a market for smaller phones. Would love for One Plus to bring back the X as an alternative to their phones that only just keep getting larger.

23. libra89

Posts: 2259; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Agreed. I would buy one, especially considering how much OnePlus has been improving their phones over the years.

18. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

The iPhone SE was my entry into iOS after my Nexus 6 failed on me. I got it refurbished and at 16GB, since it’s what I could afford at the time. I honestly enjoyed my time with the phone, especially when it was updated to iOS 12, which made the performance even snappier. The size was a pleasant surprise and reminded me how much I missed the compact form factor. I eventually upgraded to an iPhone X this past Black Friday, because I did miss having a bigger screen, but still wanted a device that wasn’t too big like the current Xs Max and many other flagships. If there would have been an iPhone SE2 with a slightly bigger 4.3” screen, I probably would have bought one.

20. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Exact same thoughts, liked one hand usability with my 5s a lot. Curently using X and this was compromise but i think very good one. Lost something and got something new. I don't like the idea that rumours are saying only bigger new iPhone will get triple cam. I don't want to go bigger than this X.

24. libra89

Posts: 2259; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I agree with both of you. The X is the best middle ground. I tried the Xr and while I liked it, it was just too big for me to use comfortably.

22. Jrod99

Posts: 703; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Testing the waters for a new one? Put the A10 in it and price it right.

25. obedchuni

Posts: 315; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Iphone se is still good for 2019 but a refreshed se 2 is much needed.

26. Vogue1985

Posts: 386; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Apple there it is. PEOPLE still have interest in the Classic IPhone style. Go ahead and test the water and release an updated or new version of the 5SE. Folk what should, they call it. Am deliberately keeping the number 5 on lol,5SF, 5SS,5SES (ohhh), 5SC,SV (sv sound nice)

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