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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Spock Avatar
24 weeks ago
I always liked the design of this iPhone, I was glad when they kind of switched back to the flat edges.
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axemanozh Avatar
24 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.
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24 weeks ago
This was such a legendary workhorse of a device... respect. ✌️
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24 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!
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24 weeks ago
Had that phone for 5 years. Launch day and still love the hand feel.
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terrapinjess Avatar
24 weeks ago
Maybe I'm silly but I have an iPhone SE in 128GB on the ready in case my 13 mini poops the bed. Part of me wishes it would happen so I have an excuse to use the SE. I will admit, the battery was replaced by Apple about a year ago and it is basically brand new. However, the phone DOES NOT hold a decent charge for that long. Like, even idle, the thing will just drop battery % every few hours. At the rate it drops, it seems like if I were using it to play music and browse the web on my ~40 minute morning bus commute I'd arrive with like 60% left. Not too good... I still love the SE so much though! If they ever make one that size again I'll literally trade my 13 mini in for it. As of now, I will not be buying any new iPhones unless they make a mini or smaller.
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