Apple's iPhone SE refuses to die, returning to the spotlight in a sweet new refurbished deal

Apple's iPhone SE refuses to die, returning to the spotlight in a sweet new refurbished deal
Officially discontinued last fall, the 2016-released iPhone SE essentially marked the end of an era. But even though Apple chose to keep the iPod Touch family alive rather than bring an oft-rumored iPhone SE sequel to market, the classic 4-inch handset lived on with regularly renewed "clearance" sales and killer prepaid deals.

You can also still find the iOS 12-running and iOS 13-supporting device at some crazy low prices in refurbished condition on eBay, while Woot is outdoing itself today by charging as little as $89.99 for an unlocked unit backed by a 90-day warranty. These are obviously not brand-new devices on sale here for 24 hours only, but "outside of their physical appearance", Woot promises you have nothing to worry about.

Rigorously tested and certified to be in "full working condition", these ultra-affordable 4-inchers can be activated on your GSM network of choice, be it AT&T or T-Mobile, but unfortunately not on CDMA carriers like Verizon or Sprint. For $89.99, you'll be getting a 16GB variant in one of four paint jobs, ranging from gold and rose gold to space gray and silver, the same color options being available (at least for the time being) as far as 32 and 64 gig storage configurations are concerned.

The latter costs $119.99, while the mid-tier model can be yours in exchange for $104.99, with all three price points feeling extremely reasonable when taking just the software support of the iPhone SE into consideration. Naturally, the hardware specifications are nothing to write home about, but they do include a premium design made from a robust combination of aluminum and glass, respectable battery life, a super-reliable Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and a tiny yet sharp IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels equating to a 326 ppi density.

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13 Comments

2. Georgio

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Are u speechless? Yes ; apple products last long.

4. tbreezy

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

So good to know my XS Max has another 5 years of support ahead of it. :D

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple killed it off, and they want the SE to die, especially since they eat into Apple's higher priced iPhones, which includes the iPhone XR.

12. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Given that it's already 3 years behind feature wise I hope you enjoy your 8 year old XS Max in 2024. This piece of $hit SE is like a cockroach that refuses to die.

3. BigVanVader

Posts: 52; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

Too expensive for such an old device

5. midan

Posts: 3131; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Apple should make a new small phone.

6. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

But Apple doesn't want small phone profit. Apple wants $$$$

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If Apple did release a new SE, then it would cannibalize Apples big profit margin devices, like the XR, XS, and XS Max.

8. Iodine

Posts: 1506; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I would pay double grand for a phone of iPhone 6 format and this year upcoming specs in a heartbeat.

9. mackan84

Posts: 647; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

iPhone XS? It has a similar footprint if it isn’t the Touch ID you want.

10. niteiknight

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

I don't know why they keep saying this phone is GSM-only since Apple never made a GSM-only iPhone SE for the US market. There's two models for the US iPhone SE, one supports AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon (A1662), the other was sold on Sprint but supports AT&T and T-Mobile as well (it's also the international variant, A1723). Sheer laziness on Woot's part not to advertise this correctly.

13. Wazupmrg

Posts: 199; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Just be careful about the hack that has existed for 4 years in i phones and I pads that Apple refused to fix. Oh you didn't hear? Fortune has the article. Some blogs choose to ignore this important story.

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