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iPhone SE Makes Third Appearance on Apple's Clearance Store at $249—Act Fast

Apple has replenished stock of the iPhone SE on its online clearance store for the third time this month. These are brand new, unopened, and unlocked models starting at $249 in the United States. Availability dwindled very quickly in the each of the first two times the iPhone SE was added, so act fast.


Apple is offering the iPhone SE with 32GB of storage for $249 and with 128GB for $299 in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold. Tech specs include a 4-inch Retina display, A9 chip, Touch ID, 12-megapixel rear camera, and 3.5mm headphone jack.

Prior to being pulled, the iPhone SE was available with 32GB and 128GB of storage for $349 and $449 respectively, so Apple is offering $100 to $150 off. The device was originally released in March 2016 and was popular among fans of smaller smartphones and those who preferred the iPhone 5-like design.

(Thanks, Bob!)



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20 weeks ago
Test three initiated. This is remotely strange by Apple with these three separate clearance launches. I hope the SE is revived in some form or another. These are the products that deliver diversity for those who don’t want a larger phone.
Rating: 26 Votes
20 weeks ago
I GOT IT I ****ING FINALLY GOT IT WOOOOOOO! 128GB in Space Gray!

What's funny is that I ordered a 64GB iPhone SE from an eBay seller basically new in box and it's arriving today because I didn't think this would happen again. Whoops. I guess I'll have to sell that privately now.

I'm just happy because I just missed the first two times.
Rating: 20 Votes
20 weeks ago
If the SE had 3D Touch I would easily consider it as Apple’s best phone.

Either way, it’s an incredibly fast and reliable phone, at a perfect size and great price.
Rating: 18 Votes
20 weeks ago
I dont get it, are they testing the waters to see if people would be interested in an SE2? The answer is HECK YES

Just release the dang thing already stop shunning your greatest fans
Rating: 18 Votes
20 weeks ago
is apple trying to gauge the demand?
Rating: 13 Votes
20 weeks ago

At this point, the size of that screen is comical. I get the impression that people want the physical phone size, but the larger screen size. So, an iPhone SE of those dimensions, but with a full-face screen (pun intended) would be hard to keep on the shelves.


No, it is not "comical"; actually, perhaps surprisingly, bigger is not always better, and some of us find it - the iPhone SE - just perfect for our needs.

It is a lovely, portable, reliable, phone with a terrific battery life.
Rating: 12 Votes
20 weeks ago
Always puzzled by people who have to jump in on these threads just to trash the iPhone SE.

Why?
You'd think they'd be happy Apple are selling more units… no?

Or is this some teenage male thing? Big, Bigger, **** Yeah Bestest!
Rating: 12 Votes
20 weeks ago

They know what the demand is for the SE.


They do? [USER=413301]@yaxomoxay[/USER] asked a solid question and provokes thought what exactly is Apple’s intention with these ‘mini clearance’ launches. Then can you explain why Apple discontinued the SE if they have a full understanding for those who actually liked this device? Because I don’t think Apple does know the demand, and I think they underestimated this phone when it launched three years back.
Rating: 11 Votes
20 weeks ago

At this point, the size of that screen is comical. I get the impression that people want the physical phone size, but the larger screen size. So, an iPhone SE of those dimensions, but with a full-face screen (pun intended) would be hard to keep on the shelves.


It truly depends on how you use your device. If you live through it, want to keep it in your face 6-8 hours a day, can't keep it in your pocket for more than 10 minutes at a time -- then yeah, you will benefit from a larger screen. At that point, it's your lens to the world and you might as well make it a big, immersive (and addictive) one. I think you find it "comical" because phones that were recently considerd grotesquely large have become the norm (more addictive, more expensive, more easily dropped -- anybody surprised manufacturers have pushed it in this direction?)

If you take your phone out, use it for a specific function or two, and then put it away? The screen size of the SE is absolutely fine. Maps are legible, email is legible, the keyboard works. It enough space to scroll through however much text you want to read. And you're holding a device that comfortably fits in the pocket and the hand, and never requires you to stretch to reach the topmost portions of the screen.

If you're looking for a clue that iPhones have gotten too big for one-handed operation, look no further than the "reachability" feature which had to be grafted on. There were human factors reasons the original iPhone was the size it was, and even the iPhone 5 was a departure from that.

As an aside, I wonder how much more Apple started to earn from dropped phones once they started getting to the size they are now...
Rating: 9 Votes
20 weeks ago
Make phones small again!



Rating: 9 Votes

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