TL;DR: As of April 17, the new budget iPhone SE is now available for pre-order — it’ll ship April 24.
Another year, another iPhone. This time, it’s a little cheaper though, which is nice.
Starting April 17, you can get the new budget iPhone SE for pre-order to be delivered starting April 24. The new device starts at just $399, with the possibility of only $229 in conjunction with a previous iPhone trade-in on Apple’s website. If you pre-order from Best Buy, though, you can get a $50 bonus gift card (minus the opportunity for trade-in).
When you hear “budget,” most would think that it signals a drop in quality — that couldn’t be further from the truth with the iPhone SE. While it’s technically encased within the body of the iPhone 8, the SE has all of the advanced internals of the iPhone 11 (most notably the speedy A13 Bionic chip processor). Yes, it’s also smaller than what you might be used to — but trust us, not having a chunky phone will be a breath of fresh air. Check out all the other details of the iPhone SE in our report here.