Apple unveiled the third-generation iPhone SE alongside the new iPad Air and Mac Studio at its March 2022 event. 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 now available to buy around the world – and here’s everything you need to know about buying one, whether you’re based in the US or UK.
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 $429/£419, up from the $399/£399 of the second-gen model.
Of course, there are also 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:
64GB: $429 / £419128GB: $479 / £469256GB: $579 / £569
For context, even with a slight price increase, the iPhone SE is still $370/£380 cheaper than the flagship iPhone 13 while offering the same A15 Bionic chipset and 5G connectivity at its heart.
Where to buy the iPhone SE 3 SIM-free: Best deals
The main retailer stocking the iPhone SE is the Apple Store, but other retailers also offer the ability to buy the smartphone – both SIM-free and on a contract basis.
We’ve listed everywhere you can buy the iPhone SE 3 in the US and UK right now, and we’ll update the lists as more retailers offer the smartphone.
Apple Best Buy Target – $30 off 64GB model in Midnight Walmart
Apple Amazon Argos Currys John Lewis – extended two-year warranty and up to £300 off by trading in an old iPhone KRCS – £5 off Laptops Direct – £14 off 128GB model in Red Very
Where to buy the iPhone SE 3 on contract: Best deals
If getting the iPhone SE on a contract is a more appealing prospect:
AT&T – from $11.95 per month
Verizon – from $11.94 per month
Vodafone – from £28 per month with £9 upfront for 2GB of data EE – from £33 per month with £100 upfront for 1GB of data O2 – from £31.95 per month with £30 upfront for 5GB of data Three – from £30 per month with £30 upfront for 1GB of data (half price at £15 per month for 6 months) Sky Mobile – from £20 per month with no upfront cost for 2GB of data
We’re also tracking the latest prices in real-time, which you can find below:
iPhone SE (64GB)
iPhone SE (128GB)
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