Apple Begins Selling iPhone SE Again on Clearance Store, Starting at $249 Brand New
Four months after being discontinued, the beloved iPhone SE has made a sudden return to Apple’s online store this week.
Apple is offering the iPhone SE with 32GB of storage for $249 and with 128GB of storage for $299 on its clearance store in the United States. These are brand new, unopened, and unlocked models with unchanged tech specs, including a 4-inch Retina display, Apple A9 chip, Touch ID, and 12-megapixel rear camera.
Prior to being discontinued, the iPhone SE was available with 32GB and 128GB of storage for $349 and $449 respectively. The device was originally released in March 2016 and was popular among fans of smaller smartphones.
It’s unclear why Apple is selling the iPhone SE again, but it would appear to be clearing out stock. Apple has recently manufactured the iPhone SE in India, but it’s unclear if that production might be coming to an end soon. The iPhone SE still remains on sale at various resellers in emerging markets.
Of course, with Apple recently cutting its revenue guidance for last quarter due to fewer iPhone upgrades than it anticipated, speculation will certainly mount that Apple is doing everything it can to boost iPhone sales.
While many customers have hoped for a so-called iPhone SE 2, with some rumors suggesting one was in the works, oft-accurate Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo cast doubt on the possibility of a new iPhone SE last year. And in July of last year, one research firm said Apple abandoned its plans for a new iPhone SE.
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