Apple’s finally confirmed the elephant in the room. The iPhone SE 2 is official and is on sale ahead of its official release later on this week.
For years we’ve heard rumors about a new iPhone SE. And for years, Apple’s press events came and went without an announcement and many people wondered if the company would ever release a new version.
As it turns out, Apple was working on a new version of the iPhone SE and as expected, it’s nothing like the original 4-inch iPhone SE that launched back in 2016.
The iPhone SE 2 (Apple is simply calling it “iPhone SE”) is here and the device slots in as the company’s budget offering alongside the iPhone XR. To make room, the company has discontinued the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
iPhone SE 2 rumors were extremely accurate. The new model looks nothing like the original and more like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It doesn’t have a 4-inch display either.
Instead, the new iPhone SE comes with a larger 4.7-inch display. Some iPhone SE rumors suggested there would also be a 5.5-inch model, but that didn’t pan out.
The iPhone SE 2 also has Touch ID instead of Face ID, Apple’s A13 Bionic processor, several color options, and a tantalizing $399 starting price point that puts it well below top in-house competitors like the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR.
Apple will release the iPhone SE 2 on April 24th, but you don’t have to wait that long to put in an order. iPhone SE 2 pre-orders go live on April 17th at 5AM Pacific giving you a chance to buy the phone ahead of time.
There are some benefits to pre-ordering an iPhone SE 2. Pre-ordering ensures that you’ll get the model you want. You can also save some money via trade-in deals. On the flip side, there are also some reasons to skip an iPhone SE 2 pre-order.
In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to pre-order a iPhone SE 2 and the best reasons to hold off.
Pre-Order to Get the iPhone SE 2 ASAP
If you've been waiting for Apple to announce a new iPhone SE and you're sold on the upgrades the company's made to the budget iPhone, you'll want to put in an order in the near future.
We might not see every single iPhone SE 2 model sell out before the official release date, but we could see some shipping times slip across the board as the pre-order period progresses. Shipping times have already been pushed back into May at Apple.
If you put in an order ASAP you can expect your delivery on Friday, April 24th. If you wait, you might not get your phone until May.
If you buy your iPhone SE 2 via Apple, shipping is free.
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