These are the best Apple iPhone SE 3 (2022) deals
At its Peek Performance event, Apple lifted the covers off the latest affordable iPhone — the iPhone SE 3 (2022). The new model comes with upgraded internals, including Apple’s A15 Bionic chip and 5G support, but Apple hasn’t made any changes to the design. If you’re in the market for a new budget phone and don’t mind the slightly dated design, here are the best deals for the iPhone SE 3 (2022). And don’t forget to grab a case for it, as cases help minimize potential damages.
Best iPhone SE 3 (2022) deals: Retailers
The iPhone SE 3 (2022) is now available to order from Amazon. However, it comes with a Cricket carrier lock. So if you depend on another carrier or would rather buy the unlocked version, don’t get it from Amazon.
The latest affordable iPhone is also available to order from Best Buy. However, the retailer doesn’t sell the unlocked version of this phone. So you will have to choose between Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T when adding it to your cart.
Apple Online Store
The new iPhone SE 3 (2022) went on sale starting March 18 on Apple’s website, although pre-orders had opened back on March 11. The device is available in three storage configurations, with the base model packing 64GB of storage, the mid-range variant featuring 128GB of storage, and the top-end model offering 256GB of storage. All the models will be available in three colors.
If you go with the base variant of the iPhone SE 3 (2022), you’ll have to shell out $429. The other two variants will be available for $479 and $579, respectively. Apple will offer both unlocked and carrier-locked variants on its website. If you choose to go with a carrier-locked model connected to either AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon, you’ll get the option to purchase the iPhone SE 3 (2022) for as little as $19.95 per month for 24 months.
You’ll also be able to save a few bucks if you have an old iPhone to trade in. Apple is offering up to $160 for the iPhone 8 Plus, up to $90 for the iPhone 7 Plus, and up to $150 for the second-gen iPhone SE. Some smartphones from Samsung and Google are also eligible for the trade-in offer.
Best deals: Carriers
If you’re a T-Mobile customer, then you can buy the latest iPhone SE model directly from the carrier. If you decide to switch to a different carrier, though, your iPhone won’t support the new SIM card — as it’s locked to T-Mobile.
If you’re a Verizon customer, you can buy the newest affordable iPhone directly from the company. If you switch to a different carrier in the future, though, your phone won’t support the new SIM card — as it’s locked to Verizon.
If AT&T is your carrier of choice, the iPhone SE 3 is also available to order from its website.
Are you going to buy the new 5G-enabled Apple iPhone SE 3 (2022)? What storage configuration and color are you planning to go with? Let us know in the comments section below.