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, including the best deals available this December in the US and 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, up from the $399 of the second-gen model.
The iPhone SE initially cost £419 in the UK, but following a price hike in October 2022, the budget iPhone now starts at an increased £449.
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 / £449
- 128GB: $479 / £499
- 256GB: $579 / £609
For context, even with a slight price increase, the iPhone SE is still $370/£350 cheaper than the flagship iPhone 14 while offering a high-end 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, including any money-off deals we spot, and we’ll update the lists as more retailers offer the smartphone.
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 $5 per month
- Verizon – from $11.94 per month
- Sky Mobile – from £21 per month with no upfront cost for 2GB of data
- Vodafone – from £29 per month with £9 upfront for 2GB of data
- Three – from £30 per month with £30 upfront for 1GB of data (half price at £15 per month for 6 months)
- O2 – from £32.64 per month with £30 upfront for 5GB of data
- EE – from £35 per month with £100 upfront for 1GB 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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