Apple has unveiled the third-generation iPhone SE alongside the new iPad Air and Mac Studio at its March 2022 event, and while it might not look any different on the surface, it boasts key upgrades including the A15 Bionic, 5G connectivity and much-improved battery life.
The budget-focused iPhone SE 3 is available to pre-order now ahead of release next week – and here’s everything you need to know about buying one, whether you’re based in the UK or US.
When will the iPhone SE 3 be released?
The third-gen iPhone SE is available to pre-order now, ahead of full release a week later on 18 March.
How much does the iPhone SE 3 cost?
The iPhone SE has always been Apple’s budget-friendly iPhone, and that hasn’t changed with the third-gen model – but the price has slightly increased compared to its predecessor. The iPhone SE 3 starts at £419/$429, up from the £399/$399 of the second-gen model.
Of course, there are also the different storage options – 64GB, 128GB and 256GB this time around – to take into consideration. The more storage you want, the more you’ll need to pay.
Here’s how much the new iPhone SE range costs:
For context, even with a slight price increase, the iPhone SE is still £380/$370 cheaper than the flagship iPhone 13 while offering the same A15 Bionic chipset and 5G connectivity at its heart.
Where can I pre-order the iPhone SE 3?
While the third-gen iPhone SE will likely be sold by plenty of retailers around the world, there are only a few that offer the ability to pre-order the smartphone ahead of release.
The main retailer stocking the iPhone SE in the UK and US during the pre-order phase will be the Apple Store, but some carriers and networks also offer the ability to pre-order the smartphone on a contract basis. More retailers and stores will carry the phone once it’s officially on sale, of course.
We’ve listed everywhere that tends to sell iPhones in the UK and US below, and we’ll mark entries as confirmed as pre-order listings go live so check back if it’s not available from your favourite retailer or network just yet.
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