The new iPhone SE comes with one of the lowest-ever pricetags for a new iPhone. Keeping the new device safe from accidental damage is also ridiculously cheap compared to other iPhones as Apple cut $50 off the price tag for AppleCare+ on the iPhone SE.
AppleCare+ for the new iPhone SE will set you back just $79, compared to the $129 price for AppleCare+ on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which were both discontinued this morning. The AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss protection costs $149.
Apple has monthly payment options for AppleCare+ set at $3.99 per month and $7.99 per month for AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss. Buying AppleCare+ extends your warranty to two years and gives you two accidental damage replacements. If you break your screen you just have to pay $29 to get it fixed. If the entire device has to be replaced it costs $99.
You can still purchase AppleCare+ up to 60 days after you originally purchase your device. Usually, you have to go into an Apple store to have them inspect the device before adding it to an AppleCare+ plan though.
The price drop is rather unexpected considering the iPhone SE has the same body as the iPhone 8 only with more advanced internals. Apple included its new A13 Bionic chip in the iPhone SE along with the camera from the iPhone XR and some other internals found in the iPhone 11.