iPhone SE Availability Tightening Online and at Apple Stores

Nearly one week following the launch of the iPhone SE, availability of the new 4-inch smartphone continues to tighten. Apple now lists a standard delivery estimate of around April 22-27 in the U.S. for the majority of iPhone SE models, while in-store stock is depleted in many major cities.

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AT&T

16GB/Silver: April 22-27
16GB/Gold: April 12-14
16GB/Space Gray: April 12-14
16GB/Rose Gold: April 12-14

64GB/Silver: April 22-27
64GB/Gold: April 22-27
64GB/Space Gray: April 22-27
64GB/Rose Gold: April 22-27

Verizon

16GB/Silver: April 12-14
16GB/Gold: April 12-14
16GB/Space Gray: April 12-14
16GB/Rose Gold: April 12-14

64GB/Silver: April 22-27
64GB/Gold: April 22-27
64GB/Space Gray: April 22-27
64GB/Rose Gold: April 22-27

Sprint

16GB/Silver: April 12-14
16GB/Gold: April 12-14
16GB/Space Gray: April 12-14
16GB/Rose Gold: April 12-14

64GB/Silver: April 22-27
64GB/Gold: April 12-14
64GB/Space Gray: April 22-27
64GB/Rose Gold: April 12-14

T-Mobile

16GB/Silver: April 22-27
16GB/Gold: April 22-27
16GB/Space Gray: April 22-27
16GB/Rose Gold: April 22-27

64GB/Silver: April 22-27
64GB/Gold: April 22-27
64GB/Space Gray: April 22-27
64GB/Rose Gold: April 22-27

All SIM-Free iPhone SE models also currently have an April 22-27 delivery estimate.

Apple's online Personal Pickup tool reveals that the iPhone SE is out of stock at many retail stores nationwide, including most or all locations in New York City, Los Angeles, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Houston, Phoenix, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Denver, Portland, Raleigh, Seattle, and Washington D.C.

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While extended delivery estimates are anecdotal evidence that iPhone SE sales may be off to a good start, they are not a measurable indicator of exact supply and demand. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Localytics both believe first weekend sales were "lackluster," but Apple has not disclosed any official figures.

Related Roundup: iPhone SE 2020
Buyer's Guide: iPhone SE (Neutral)

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59 months ago
I just hope this is a wake up call to Apple that not everyone wants a giant mobile phone, and when the 7 is released they will have 3 sizes available.
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59 months ago

LOL sure it is. Apple's sad attempt to make it look like demand is high after stories ran about it not selling well. And of course it isn't selling well. There aren't enough clueless people in existence to make a 4 inch 400 dollar phone a success.

People that want a smaller phone with current specs aren't clueless. But keep living in your delusion.
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59 months ago
shhhhh, stop contradicting the previous story about it not selling!

I am actually shocked this is just now news since it has not been available in most places since launch day.
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59 months ago

Oh please, Apple is purposely doing this. They do this EVERY year a iPhone comes out. They only sale around 500K every year, but claim they sale millions. Give me a break!

LOL no, just stop.
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59 months ago

LOL sure it is. Apple's sad attempt to make it look like demand is high after stories ran about it not selling well. And of course it isn't selling well. There aren't enough clueless people in existence to make a 4 inch 400 dollar phone a success.

The weird thing is that the story ran about it not selling good but, at the time of the story, it was pretty much sold out everywhere. It made no sense.
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59 months ago
-> Apple release a new product
-> Apple sells the product as fast as they can physically make and ship them.
-> Global sales are in the gazillions...

- MacRumors readers who like or buy the product: "wow, incredible success. Selling out of stock everywhere"
- MacRumors readers who don't like/want the product: "wow, total failure. Apple faking demand by under-supplying"

-> Apple announce sales figures

- MacRumors readers who like or buy the product: "wow, a gazillion sales.. that's incredible."
- MacRumors readers who don't like/want the product: "wow, total failure. Well below expectation of 2 gazillion sales"

-> Apple enjoy their gazillions of dollars profits.

...and repeat.
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