New iPhone SE 128GB might come at Apple's March event


Apple might unveil a new version of its 4-inch iPhone SE at the rumored March event. After earlier rumors that Apple will not bring a new SE this year, recently talk has emerged about a refresh to the smallest available iPhone, and the latest evidence to back it up is a clearance of iPhone SE inventory at U.S. retailer Target. This week, Target stores have received a memo to return many iPhone SE models back to Apple, and the affected models include unlocked 16 gig and 64 gig SEs in all four color options, as well as Sprint-bound SE phones.

Clearing iPhone SE inventory might be due to slowing sales or many other reasons, but given the fact that it coincides closely with Apple's March event, it is likely more than just a regular clearance. Another Target employee confirmed that their store has not received new iPhone SE since the iPhone 7 series launch in late September.

The rumor goes on to suggest that Apple might update the iPhone SE to match the storage options on other modern iPhones: that is, we might get a 32GB and 128GB iPhone SE, instead of the current 16GB and 64 gig versions.

There is no information whether this new iPhone SE would be updated in any other way.

By any means, the iPhone SE will not be the main focus of Apple's March 2017 event - the limelight is expected to fall on the rumored new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, as well as on a possible new red color version of the iPhone 7 series.

The Apple iPhone SE was probably the most surprising move from Cupertino in 2016: a refresh on the iconic Apple 4-inch phone design with the new for the times Apple A9 and the option to record 4K video, the iPhone SE was priced affordably and seems to be doing very well. It launched at $400 for the 16GB model and $500 for the 64 gig version, but late in 2016, Apple slashed $50 off the price of the 64GB model, down to $450. While it has most modern iPhone features, two important ones are still missing: the iPhone SE does not support 3D Touch, nor does it have a new-generation Touch ID sensor.


source: MacRumors

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  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1624 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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46 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Always, could, may, might..... Ugly phone those bezels are to BIG!

12. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 191; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

Keep your hate speech out of this article! iPhone rocks deal with it!

17. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Keep your fanboy neutral. No need to worship Apple. As if everything they do is perfect.

18. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Personal opinion is not hate speech. I too dislike the bezels.

23. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Hey HillaryClinton2020 aka Snakeboy aka Vincent Liu.....dude...eumh i mean woman please release yourself from the iPrison......because the iphone is behind the market and look at those bezels......just yuk!

25. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Then keep your F-ing hate speech out of Samsung and others article.

2. aegislash

Posts: 1479; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

If they refreshed the iPhone SE with the same design language that the 4/4S had, I would buy one in a heartbeat, despite my love for all things big-screened. To this day I feel like Apple nailed the design with the 4/4S. But that could also be my bias towards glass sandwiches...I just feel glass on the front/back with a metal frame produces the most gorgeous looking devices.

10. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The 4 design looks outdated now.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Little stick of dynamite. The SE packs a punch.

13. libra89

Posts: 2272; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yes it does. I LOVE mine! It's also the only phone I bought last year that I am not thinking of selling haha.

39. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I would love it if they update the internals to iPhone 7 specs w/ headphone jack and maybe up the display size to 4.5" then I would buy one in a heartbeat as I love the iPhone 5 design over the new ones.

4. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Be honest... that design is tired and dated. Give that phone an update, f*** sake.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just don't buy one. It has its fan base.

14. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Like you Apple fanboy.

27. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You are calling the wrong guy a fan boy. Dark is far from a fanboy. He is the most honest guy on this site and just because he tells it like he see it doesn't make him a fanboys. A fan yes he is.

28. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Lmao, you don't know this Apple fanboy very well. Like we did in the very past, so shut it little kid girl.

35. mikehunta727 unregistered

We all know you love your 5S arte, with your 800th account You just seem super salty all the time that Apple does something right to many in their eyes

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Notice how he chases me around the site like a puppy, while I simply ignore him?

45. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

I'm free to reply to whom I want. And by the way I love this phone so much. Small and compact.

5. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

There's just something about the design I still like. And the computer they stuck inside made it a sleeper at the time too. There's loads of computing power in that little phone!

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've loved that design since it launched. The chamfered edges, flush camera, and easy to handle size has always been appealing. For those who want a small phones, it's an awesome option.

15. libra89

Posts: 2272; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It is the best small phone. Sony has tried with the X compact but not enough.

19. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

The Xcompact is a 4.3, should've been 4inch.

21. civicsr2cool

Posts: 267; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

x compact is 4.6" with sharp edged corners.

36. mikehunta727 unregistered

4 inches like your 800th Account Arte

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I agree.

8. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Yawn! What an innovation.

9. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I agree. The bezels are just too big.

24. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Those bezels are the trademark or Apple's iPhones.

11. Cat97

Posts: 1866; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Imagine a phone with this form factor, but built by LG with their almost bezel-less design. They could probably fit a 5" 18:9 screen in that body.

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