Apple's First iPhone SE Now Considered Vintage

Apple today added the original iPhone SE to its vintage and obsolete products list. The first version of the ‌iPhone SE‌ came out in March 2016, which means it has been seven years since it launched.

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The ‌iPhone SE‌ was sold until September 2018, so it has been five years since it was last available for sale, making it eligible for Apple's vintage designation. Products are marked as vintage five years after the device was last sold by Apple, while products are marked as obsolete at the seven year point.

Vintage devices are not guaranteed to be eligible for repairs through Apple or Apple Authorized Service Providers, though Apple will offer repairs if the parts are available.

Apple has continued on with the ‌iPhone SE‌ line, and today, it continues to be the only iPhone that has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. There have been three generations released to date, with the ‌iPhone SE‌ 3 introduced in March 2022.

Apple today has also marked the second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro as vintage, as well as the special edition Mickey Solo3 Wireless headphones. The Powerbeats 2 and Solo2 Wireless headphones are now considered obsolete.

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wintertale Avatar
11 weeks ago

The iPhone SE 1 has it all, even a standard 3,5 mm headphone jack and a NO-Notch screen: "iPhone SE takes an incredibly popular design and refines it even further. Crafted from bead-blasted aluminum for a satin-like finish, this light and compact phone is designed to fit comfortably in your hand. A brilliant 4‑inch Retina display makes everything look vibrant and sharp. And matte-chamfered edges and a color-matched stainless steel logo finish the look."

The first iPhone SE was the LAST real iPhone. All the current iPhones are just heavy overpriced iPads with a phone.
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spock Avatar
11 weeks ago
I always liked the design of this iPhone, I was glad when they kind of switched back to the flat edges.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wintertale Avatar
11 weeks ago
What BEAUTIFUL iPhones have:
Standard 3,5mm headphone jack
Physical home button
Stylish and practical design
Has TouchID
NO Camerabumps
NO Notch
Small but fully useful screen, can be used with one hand
Small lightweight pocketable design
Affordable prices starting at $199
Examples: iPhone 1, iPhone SE 1, iPhone 4, etc.

What UGLY iPhones have:
No headphone jack, just wireless rubbish
No home button, just an ugly black "line" at the bottom of the screen
Boring non-practical ugly and uninspired design
No TouchID
Has FaceID
Has those huge camerabumps and those terrifying cameralens "eyes"
Notch at the top of the screen, covering important screen space
Too big screen. Try to use the phone with one hand and see
Huge heavy non-pocketable design, soon bigger than an iPad in your pocket
Extremely unreasonable painfully overpriced starting at $1000+
Examples: iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 15 Pro Max, etc.

Apple haven't made a real iPhone in years.

Apple also have lost touch with real world, because not everyone have huge hands and big pockets.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coffeemilktea Avatar
11 weeks ago
This was such a legendary workhorse of a device... respect. ✌️
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
axemanozh Avatar
11 weeks ago
Still the best iPhone of all time to me. I’ll be rocking a 13 mini until it dies or Apple tries a sane-sized phone again.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mectojic Avatar
11 weeks ago
Absolutely amazing iPhone. Wish we could have a modern reincarnation. It's magical to remember how small they used to be, and how it sits flat on a desk with no camera bump.
Basically used this daily from 2016 until getting the iPhone 15 now!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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