After months of rumors about a new model of the iPhone SE, it’s officially here. The new, which hit shelves in March, comes about two years after its and is Apple’s most affordable phone on the market right now. And thanks to a ton of special deals and offers to celebrate the release, right now you can pick it up for even less. Carriers and retailers have lots of promotions happening, with some offering hundreds off or even a chance to get the new phone for free with eligible trade-ins and qualifying data plans.
One of the biggest upgrades to the iPhone SE 2022 is that it supports 5G, so you’ll be able to get faster data speeds while out and about (assuming you’re in a 5G-compatible area). Apple has upgraded the processor to its A15 Bionic chip, and it has the same tough glass that’s used on theseries. It maintains the same overall size and design as the previous model, which means there’s a Touch ID sensor on the front. A 12-megapixel camera on the back is even more powerful thanks to the A15 processor.
How much does the iPhone SE 2022 cost?
Base pricing for the iPhone SE 2022 starts at $429 for the base model with 64GB of storage. You can bump that up to 128GB for $479 or 256GB for $579.
What colors does the iPhone SE 2022 come in?
The iPhone SE 2022 is available in midnight (black), starlight (white) and Product Red.
Best iPhone SE 2022 deals
While the iPhone SE may not get quite the same amount of attention as thedid or the will, there are still plenty of great deals to take advantage of. Below, you’ll find our roundup of the best offers and deals out there to help you snag the new iPhone SE for less.
Somewhat surprisingly, Best Buy doesn’t seem to be carrying any unlocked models of the iPhone SE. But if you’re a T-Mobile customer, there is an offer you can take advantage of. Customers who use T-Mobile as their carrier can save up to $215 in monthly bill credits on their new iPhone SE. Just note that you’ll have to add a new line of service, and choose the 24-month installment plan to get the discount. T-Mobile customers will also get an extra $100 in trade-in credits on top of the estimated value of your device.
If you prefer to buy your new iPhone right from the source, you can do that for the iPhone SE. Apple has all the carrier models along with the unlocked one. And if you’re already an iPhone owner looking to switch to the new SE, Apple is offering up to $700 when you trade-in an iPhone 8 or newer. With a base price of $429, that means that you could theoretically get the new SE totally free. If you’re trade in value exceeds the cost of your new phone, you’ll receive an Apple Gift Card for the remainder. If you’re trade-in doesn’t cover the full cost, you can pay the remaining cost in full, or or split it into 24 months of interest-free payments when you use an Apple Card during checkout.
There is also an exclusive offer for existing T-Mobile customers, who will receive an extra $200 of credit with the trade-in of an iPhone XR or newer, up to $900.
While Verizon deals on upgrading existing lines are pretty slim right now, there is a great offer available if you’re looking to add a new line of service. When you buy an iPhone SE on a new line with any unlimited plan, you can save $430, which gets you the 64GB model for free. Just note that the discount will be applied in the form of monthly credits over a 3- month period, even if you buy the phone outright.
Plus, if you’re in the market for even more Apple devices, Verizon is offering up to $200 off iPads and $150 off Apple Watches over a period of 36 months with the purchase of a new iPhone SE. This offer is valid for new and existing customers, but you are required to have a data plan for the new device as well as the phone.
Unfortunately, AT&T isn’t offering any deals or discounts on the iPhone SE itself right now. However, if you’re in the market for a new pair of headphone, AT&T is offering 20% off a pair of Beats Studio Buds, one of our favorite pairs of wireless earbuds for 2022, with the purchase of a new iPhone SE. All you need to do is add both items to your cart, and the discount will be applied, dropping the Beats price down to just $120.
New and existing customers on any Sprint or T-Mobile plan are able to save $400 on the iPhone SE when trading in an eligible device. This comes in the form of 24 monthly credits, but you’ll only pay $29 (plus tax) for the iPhone SE. And if you’re looking to add a new line to your plan, you can save up to $215 on the iPhone SE via 24 monthly credits, no trade-in required.
Spectrum is another carrier that has the new generation iPhone SE available for purchase, though the deals are pretty slim. The only offer available is an extra $100 on top of the estimated value of your device with a qualifying trade-in.
Metro has the best prepaid offer of any retailer or carrier out there at the moment. When you purchase an iPhone SE at full retail price and switch your existing number over to Metro’s $60/month unlimited data plan, you’ll get an instant $350 rebate. Meaning you’re getting the iPhone SE for a single $80 purchase, rather than discounted via monthly credits. If you’re looking to purchase your phone outright, this is the best offer you’ll find, though you’ll have to actually go to the store in-person to claim it.
Note: Because Metro is owned by T-Mobile, this offer is not available to those switching their number from existing T-Mobile plan.
Source from www.cnet.com