Apple’s new iPhone SE 3 is currently hard to find in stock as we push away from its release date.
Earlier this month Apple announced the iPhone SE 3, it’s third-generation iPhone SE. The company’s cheapest flagship iPhone is currently on sale at Apple, carriers, and numerous retail locations.
The company had ample time to prepare for this launch, but given the current supply chain issues and chip shortages, we anticipated stock shortages ahead of its arrival. Unsurprisingly, that’s what prospective buyers are facing right now.
The device still hasn’t sold out completely, but some iPhone SE 3 models have seen their shipping dates get pushed into late March.
If you’re able to find the iPhone SE 3 model you want in stock, and you want your new phone ASAP, it’s probably a good idea to put in an order.
And while some iPhone SE 3 variants might not ship until late March or later, you might be able to find them for in-store pickup at Apple or another retailer.
Retailers will have iPhone SE 3 stock on hand, but there’s no telling how much inventory each store will have. It’s always a gamble, particularly in this climate.
If you run into trouble finding your top iPhone SE 3 choice in stock, you’ll want to track stock at Apple, carriers, and retailers to see if you can find one for pickup. If you’re persistent, you’ll probably get what you want.
In this guide, we will help you find an iPhone SE 3 in stock at Apple, your carrier, or your favorite retailer. You can try calling or going into a store to inquire about the inventory on-hand, but you may just want to order online where you can see an estimated delivery date.
How to Find the iPhone SE 3 in Stock
There are a few ways to quickly check for iPhone SE 3 stock from your computer or your phone.
Perhaps the easiest way is to check via Apple’s website or via the company’s Apple Store application. Both the website and the app allow you to check on stock at individual Apple Stores.
While on the app or website, choose the iPhone SE 3 model you want and enter your local zip code. The site or app will show you what’s available for in-store pickup.
Some models will likely show up as unavailable for in-store pickup fairly early on. That said, we expect to see new stock emerge in March so you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled.
If you are unable to secure the iPhone SE 3 model you want at Apple, and you don’t want to wait weeks for delivery, check your carrier.
Open up your carrier’s app or click on the links below to get to the iPhone SE 3 pages and then you can pick your model, color, and storage to see if you can get a quick delivery.
- Check iPhone SE 3 Stock at Verizon
- Check iPhone SE 3 Stock at U.S. Cellular
- Check iPhone SE 3 Stock at AT&T
- Check iPhone SE 3 Stock at T-Mobile
- Check iPhone SE 3 Stock at Sprint
At this point you should be able to see iPhone SE 3 delivery date estimates before you check out. If the estimated ship date is too far out, you can try buying your phone from a retailer.
Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart might show you a much faster delivery date even though Apple and/or carrier delivery estimates are far out.
- Check iPhone SE 3 Stock at Amazon
- Check iPhone SE 3 Stock at Walmart
- Check iPhone SE 3 Stock at Best Buy
We’ll continue to update this as iPhone SE 3 stock fluctuates throughout the spring.
Install iOS 15.5 for Better Security
If security is important to you, you'll want to think about installing Apple's iOS 15.5 update right away.
iOS 15.5 brings 27 new security patches to the iPhone and they are essential if you want to keep your device and its data protected. You can learn more about these patches over on Apple's security site.
If you missed iOS 15.4.1, it had just one new security patch on board. You can read more about it over on Apple's website.
If you missed the iOS 15.4 update, it had a whopping 36 new security patches on board. If you want to learn more about these patches, head on over to Apple's security site for the particulars.
If you missed iOS 15.3.1, it had one security patch on board. For more about it, head over to Apple's security page.
If you missed iOS 15.3, you'll also get its patches with your upgrade. iOS 15.3 brought 10 new security patches to iPhone users. If you're interested in the details, you can read more about them right here.
If you missed iOS 15.2.1, you'll get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about the change over on Apple's website.
If you missed Apple's iOS 15.2 update, you'll get its 30+ security patches with your upgrade. You can read all about them over on the company's security site.
iOS 15.2 also included some important upgrades to privacy. The software brought the company's App Privacy Report to Settings. This lets you see how often your apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts and more during the last seven days. You can also see their network activity.
In addition, iOS 15.2 brought Apple's communication safety features for kids. You'll find these features in the Messages app, in Siri, in Spotlight, and in Search.
If you missed iOS 15.1, iOS 15.5 will bring its security patches to your iPhone. You can read more about them on Apple's website.
If you missed iOS 15.0.2 you'll also get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about it right here.
iOS 15.0 also brought numerous security patches to your iPhone. If you'll be moving up from iOS 14 and you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's security website.
Apple's updated its website with new information about iOS 15's batch of security patches. The company now says the software patched up an issue that could have exposed a user's private Apple ID information and in-app search history. It also says iOS 15 patched up an issue that allowed apps to override Privacy preferences.
If you skipped iOS 14.8 or any older versions of iOS, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 15.5 update as well.
In addition to those patches, iOS 15 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Siri. Requests made to Siri are now processed on the device itself using Neural Engine. This makes it more secure.
If you're an Apple Card user, you'll now get a security code that changes regularly to use when you make online transactions.
Apple's also included a built-in authenticator that's similar to Google Authenticator. This will let you generate verification codes for enhanced sign-in security under your Passwords.
There's also a Mail feature that hides your IP address.
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