2020 iPhone SE

Don’t expect MagSafe in the 2022 iPhone SE

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

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Pandemic iPhone: The 2020 iPhone SE seems perfect for the times.
Bag yours today before the deal ends.
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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

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Plenty of people unboxing a 2020 iPhone SE used to be Android users.
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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

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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.
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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]

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And save $50 on the 10.2-inch iPad.
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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

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A short and wacky ad from Apple takes an unusual look at opening a 2020 iPhone SE.
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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

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

Preorder the 2020 iPhone SE now ahead of its April 24 debut

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Don't miss out on launch day delivery.
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Apple is now taking preorders for the 2020 iPhone SE ahead of its official debut on April 24. Prices start at just $399 for a 64GB model, making this one of the company’s most affordable smartphones to date.

Go claim yours before those shipping dates slip — and don’t miss some of the preorder deals being offered by some third-party retailers.

Chinese carrier reveals RAM and battery spec of 2020 iPhone SE

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Apple announced its new handsets yesterday.
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Apple’s technical specification webpage spills many of the details about the new iPhone SE, announced Wednesday. But there are some details that Apple hasn’t shared — with two of them being the RAM and battery capacity for its new device.

Thanks to a listing on China Telecom’s website, however, we may have some answers.

How Apple made the 2020 iPhone SE so cheap

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The 2020 iPhone SE isn’t stripped to the bone, but Apple cut some corners to get its low price.
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The 2020 iPhone SE costs just $399. That makes it one of the cheapest iOS handsets ever, equaled only by the original model. But to get this price, Apple had to make some compromises. It’s important to be aware of what they are.

Why the 2020 iPhone SE is the perfect iPhone for a rotten time

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Pandemic iPhone: The 2020 iPhone SE seems perfect for the times.
The 2020 iPhone SE seems perfect for the times.
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Talk about good timing. Apple unleashed its new budget-priced iPhone SE successor Wednesday, smack in the middle of a worldwide health crisis that’s wreaking havoc on health care, economies and behavioral norms.

With flagship-level specs packed into a familiar design — and priced at just $399 — the 2020 iPhone SE is the perfect iPhone for the current pandemic. It delivers tons of features we can all use during this rotten time, with a price tag that’s totally appropriate.

Want a 2020 iPhone SE? Sell your old model for fast upgrade cash

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Your old iPhone may still be worth a pretty penny.
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Apple’s new iPhone SE for 2020 is a huge improvement over its predecessor — and over iPhone 8, its identical twin. It’s also affordable at just $399, and there’s a quick and easy way to get yours for even less.

Sell your old iPhone (and other Apple devices) to Cult of Mac today and we’ll send you a fat stack of cash to put toward your upgrade.

2020 iPhone SE vs. iPhone 8: Time to upgrade?

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It's a big improvement over your iPhone 8.
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The 2020 iPhone SE is out and, as expected, it looks a whole lot like the iPhone 8 in terms of design. But beneath the recognizable exterior of Apple’s handsome new handset are some nifty new features and internals.

Is it worth the upgrade if you’ve been clinging onto a several-years old iPhone? Here’s our initial (as far as spec details will allow) comparison.

2020 iPhone SE combines a familiar face with new technology for $399

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The 2020 iPhone SE has finally landed after a lengthy wait.
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Apple on Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited iPhone SE refresh for 2020. The latest model packs new technologies, including an A13 Bionic chip, into a form factor that’s familiar to any iPhone fan.

The new iPhone SE also offers up to 256GB of storage, Touch ID, and wireless charging. You can order yours from Friday, April 17, starting at $399. It makes its official debut on Friday, April 24.

Low-priced ‘iPhone SE’ reportedly near imminent release

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The iPhone SE update is launching soon.
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After months of waiting, the successor to the iPhone SE is allegedly ready to launch any day now.

Apple is supposedly ready to accept orders for its new entry-level iPhone “as soon as tomorrow” according to a new report from 9to5Mac that claims if the launch doesn’t happen on Friday, it will be “very soon.”