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Don’t expect MagSafe in the 2022 iPhone SE


This is the 2020 iPhone SE 2. And it’s probably what the 2022 iPhone SE will also look like.
Photo: Apple

The third-generation iPhone SE will have a few improvements over the current version, but MagSafe won‘t be one of them, according to a new report coming from Asia.

At this point, it appears the major changes in the upcoming iOS handset will be speed related.

Get the newest iPhone SE free when you take out a new line on Verizon


Pandemic iPhone: The 2020 iPhone SE seems perfect for the times.
Bag yours today before the deal ends.
Image: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Verizon is now offering the 2020 iPhone SE for free when you purchase it online and take out a new line. That’s a staggering saving of $399 — and you’ll get another $20 off line activation, which usually costs $40.

This deal ends soon, so enjoy it while you can!

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New iPhone SE hits twin targets: switchers and slowpokes


This short iPhone SE ad is supposedly intended for use online.
Plenty of people unboxing a 2020 iPhone SE used to be Android users.
Photo: Apple/TheApplePost

The $399 iPhone SE accomplishes two important goals for Apple, according to a market-research firm. It persuades more Android users than usual to switch to iOS. And the entry-level handset also convinces users of older Apple models that it’s time to upgrade.

Sorry! Order an iPhone SE today and you’ll wait till mid-May


The iPhone SE backordered around the world.
You can’t buy an iPhone SE from the German Apple Store without a lengthy wait. Or in the U.S., the U.K, and many more countries.
Screenshot: Apple

Those who pre-ordered an iPhone SE last week started receiving their handsets today, but Apple sold out of its supply. Orders placed Friday for this $399 handset won’t arrive for over two weeks.

The latest iOS handset is backordered in the U.S. and in countries around the world.

Save $100 on 2020 MacBook Air, $170 on Mac mini [Deals & Steals]


And save $50 on the 10.2-inch iPad.
Photos: Apple, Twelve South

B&H Photo just dropped the biggest discount we’ve seen so far on Apple’s new 2020 MacBook Air. You can save $100 on yours for a limited time only.

That’s just one of the awesome offers in today’s Deals & Steals roundup. Other highlights include:

Find all these discounts and more in today’s Deals & Steals roundup.

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Leaked ad evokes the joy of unwrapping 2020 iPhone SE


Apple “The Opening” online ad for 2020 iPhone SE
A short and wacky ad from Apple takes an unusual look at opening a 2020 iPhone SE.
Photo: Apple

Every iPhone buyer knows the excitement they feel when they first pull the protective plastic wrapper off their new device. Apple is supposedly about to release an ad for the 2020 iPhone SE that plays on the excitement users feel in that exact moment.

Watch it now:

2020 iPhone SE availability already slips to next month


You’ll have to wait a bit if you didn’t already order the 2020 iPhone SE.
Photo: Apple

Apple began taking pre-orders for the second-generation iPhone SE on Friday, and in the U.S. already ran out out of its stock for release on launch day.

Orders placed placed earlier today will arrive on April 24. But the official Apple Store website indicates that orders for the new $399 iPhone placed now won’t arrive until May.