Apple's unlocked iPhone SE is back in stock for the third time this month

Apple's unlocked iPhone SE is back in stock for the third time this month
If you’re not a fan of prepaid carrier Metro by T-Mobile, don’t have a number to port in, or just hate free stuff, but love tiny handsets with reasonable amounts of processing power, we have some terrific news for you... for the third time in under two weeks.

The US online Apple Store’s “clearance” section lists the iPhone SE as available for nationwide shipping or in-person pickup yet again, starting at the same discounted price of $249.

That’s down from $349 back before the 4-incher was formally discontinued in September, including 32 gigs of internal, non-expandable storage space. At the time of this writing, the entry-level configuration can be purchased in your choice of gold or rose gold, while the $299 variant with 128GB local digital hoarding room (reduced from $449) is up for grabs in gold, rose gold, and silver paint jobs.

Across the board, you’re looking at brand-new, unopened, unlocked, SIM-free units, compatible with both GSM (AT&T and T-Mobile) and CDMA networks (Sprint and Verizon), although warranty information is notably absent from the revived handset’s details section.

Almost three years after its commercial debut, the iPhone SE remains one of the world’s best ultra-compact smartphones, weighing in at a measly 113 grams with a premium glass-and-metal body measuring 7.6 mm in thickness.

Fully eligible for an iOS 12 upgrade, the Apple A9-powered device comes with a retro Touch ID fingerprint sensor, Apple Pay support, a single 12MP rear-facing camera, and yes, a headphone jack.

It’s pretty obvious why there might still be demand for this diminutive product, but various recent prepaid deals make the $249 unlocked price tag somewhat hard to swallow. That being said, we fully expect Apple to sell out of the iPhone SE again in a matter of hours.

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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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6 Comments

1. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Dam these things keep cropping up from the dead. Take those dam little excuses of a smartphone out back, and shoot it. Put it down already.

2. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Tell you Apple test you water, do everything they can to grow revenue, i think Apple learn something here $1000 phone probably a mishap. Iphone XSE more likely is coming.

5. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I hope so. It's interesting that it keeps appearing...

3. JRPG_Guy

Posts: 140; Member since: Jan 13, 2019

iPhone sales are that bad?

4. LEEDAQ

Posts: 173; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

ffs Apple you guys are so pathetic just release SE2

6. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

They could just take the same chassis, lose Touch ID ergo home button and stretch + round off the screen's corners. Top that off with a thin forehead (NOT a notch) for a Face ID sensor. Done and done. The real problem(s)? Apple being Apple they'd rather keep the exact same SE production line for not just the phone but every other related peripherals for it. Now I'm not sure if anyone else notice or just refuse to admit it but they're pulling a Samsung by stretching the phone line from XS Max all the way to 7 Plus. To me it's either you kill off 7 to save on inventory OR have an SE 2 to offset that. **shrugs** but hey that's jus me so...

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