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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

Apple is selling its 2016 iPhone SE again

Just four months back Apple had announced the discontinuation of its iPhone SE. It is now being offered with discounts in the US.

tech Updated: Jan 21, 2019 13:41 IST
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Apple launched the iPhone SE back in 2016 as its most ‘affordable’ iPhone.
Apple launched the iPhone SE back in 2016 as its most ‘affordable’ iPhone.(Bloomberg)
         

Apple has started reselling its compact and the first ‘affordable’ iPhone SE in the US. Apple had announced discontinuation of the 2016 iPhone SE just four months back.

iPhone SE is being sold in the clearance section of Apple’s website. As part of the sale, the company is offering the 32GB and 128GB storage variants of iPhone SE for $249 and $299, respectively. Prior to being pulled off, it was available with for $349 and $449, respectively.

“These are brand new, unopened, and unlocked models with unchanged tech specs, including a 4-inch retina display, A9 chip, touch ID, and 12-MP rear camera,” MacRumors reported on Sunday.

The iPhone SE is still available in India through resellers and with discounts. iPhone SE 32GB can be purchased for as low as Rs 20,000 from platforms like Amazon India and Flipkart.

The device has been popular among users of smaller smartphones and those who preferred the iPhone 5-like design. However, famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo raised doubts on the possibility of a new iPhone SE but in July 2018 a research firm claimed that the company has abandoned its plans for a new iPhone SE, the report said.

Apple had also lowered its revenue guidance with the previous quarter ending with fewer upgrades than anticipated giving rise to speculations hinting that the company is doing everything it can to boost iPhone sales.

“It’s unclear why Apple is selling the iPhone SE again, but it would appear to be clearing out stock,” the report added.

There has been no word from the iPhone-maker as of now about whether or not iPhone SE would be made available for resale in other countries. The device was originally released in March 2016.

Apple iPhone SE specifications

Apple iPhone SE features a 4-inch Retina display with 1136x640 pixels resolution. The smartphone sports a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2 –megapixel front camera. It is powered by Apple’s A9 64-bit processor. iPhone SE comes in two storage options of 16GB and 64GB. There are three colour options of iPhone SE in silver, grey, gold and rose gold.