Here’s how to buy the new Apple iPhone SE

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Apple just released iPhone SE 2022 is already a wallet-friendly smartphone option, but right now the phone is even more affordable thanks to an amazing trade-in discount. To help you stay on top of all the latest tech trends, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know to get the new phone for less.

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If you want to get your hands on Apple’s latest smart gadget, you can trade in an iPhone 8 or newer to save up to $650 on the new smartphone. That means you can buy the iPhone SE for much less today from Apple.

Ready to trade in your obsolete device? Specific markdowns will depend on your current phone model and condition, but you can easily determine trade-in value by answering a few basic questions on Apple’s website. For example, an iPhone XR in good condition, i.e. working properly without damaging the camera, lens, case, or touchscreen, will net $200 in trade-in value. Therefore, you can get the 64GB iPhone SE for as little as $229, which is $200 off the full list price of $429.

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If you choose to pay for your new phone monthly, you’ll get instant credit, which will lower your monthly payments. In the meantime, if you pay for the new phone in full, you will be credited back to the same payment method once the trade-in device has been received and inspected. Don’t worry, exchanges are easy: After purchasing the iPhone SE 2022, you’ll receive an exchange kit with instructions on how to ship the old phone back to Apple within 14 days of your order .

When we tested the original iPhone SE, we found that although smaller, its performance was still impressive. This upgraded version is even faster, according to Apple, thanks to the A15 Bionic chip, 5G connectivity, better battery life and an advanced camera system. If you’ve stuck with an older iPhone model or are looking for an affordable mobile device for your teens and tweens, the new iPhone SE could be a great choice.

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If you don’t have an iPhone to trade in, you can still buy this new smartphone at an affordable price. Simply visit Apple’s website and select your preferred color, storage capacity, and carrier to see your purchase options. When you purchase through Apple, you can connect your device to a phone plan with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon, or choose to buy the phone on its own and connect it to a carrier of your choice after purchase. The 64GB version currently rings in at $429, or just $17.87 per month for 24 months. In comparison, the same 64GB iPhone SE at Best Buy would cost the same, but financing is available through T-Mobile at $8.95 per month for 24 months with a new line or account or $17.92 per month as an upgrade. Before proceeding to checkout, you have the option of add AppleCare+ starting at $79 for additional protection against defects or accidental damage.

Ready to upgrade to Apple’s latest iPhone SE? Have the phone delivered to your door via free express delivery or choose to pick it up from a local store if you can’t wait to get your hands on it. Find out everything you need to know about the iPhone SE 2022 below.

When was the iPhone SE 2022 released?

The 2022 edition of Apple’s iPhone SE was released during Apple’s March 2022 launch event and was available for purchase from Friday 18th March. The event showcased many of the company’s other innovations, including the iPhone 13’s green finish, Apple’s new iPad with M1 chip, the Apple Mac Studio desktop, and Apple TV’s partnership with the MLB for pre-game and post-game broadcasts.

How much does an iPhone SE 2022 cost?

The 2022 iPhone SE costs $429 for the 64GB edition (or $17.87 per month for 24 months), $479 for the 128GB (or $19.95 per month for 24 months), and $579 for the 256 GB (or $24.12 per month for 24 months), plus tax. It is available in three colors: midnight, starlight and (PRODUCT)RED, all of which have the same price. If you purchase the phone in (PRODUCT)RED, a portion of the purchase price is donated to the Global Fund to Fight COVID-19. The price is the same on Apple’s website whether you buy the phone on a plan from a carrier partner, like AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon, or choose to buy the phone outright ( or funded) and connect with your carrier after the fact.

Other retailers are currently selling the iPhone SE at similar prices with different financing options. Buy it at Best Buy, for example, with one of these four carriers for $429.99 for the 64GB version, $479.99 for the 128GB version, or $579.99. Financing options are comparable to those offered on Apple’s website, and you can also choose to add AppleCare+ for the same price.

Is the iPhone SE 2022 waterproof?

Yes, the iPhone SE 2022 has an IP67 waterproof rating, which is the highest level of protection. The IP67 rating indicates protection against dust and airborne particles as well as water and liquids. According to Apple, the phone can be submerged in up to one meter of water for around 30 minutes. Keep in mind that, as with any electrical device, you should be careful with water with high levels of chlorine as well as salt water, which can impact the operation of the device. IP67 ratings refer to fresh water sources. Bottom line: If you dunk your phone in the pool or get it wet in the shower or relaxing on the beach, it should be fine. He can also survive the dreaded accidental fall in the toilet!

How big is the iPhone SE 2022?

The iPhone SE 2022, like the first iteration of the phone, is much smaller than other iPhones with a 4.7-inch screen. The compact smartphone is ultra-thin at just 7.3mm and weighs just 5.08 ounces.

What is AppleCare+ coverage?

AppleCare+ is basically an insurance plan and extended warranty for the iPhone (and other Apple products). The plan provides coverage for damage, defects, and, with the upgrade plan, even loss or theft. Basic AppleCare+ hardware and software coverage includes 24/7 priority access to Apple experts if you need help with the device, Apple-certified repairs using genuine Apple parts, coverage for device (including any battery-related issues) and accidental damage protection. The plan also includes up to two incidents of accidental damage protection each year; however, such incidents may be subject to a service fee or deductible.

For even more protection, you can upgrade to AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss, which includes all of the above, plus up to two incidents of Theft and Loss coverage each year. For coverage to be active, you must have Find My iPhone turned on on the device at the time it is reported lost or stolen and it must remain associated with your Apple ID throughout the claims process. If you choose to turn off Find My iPhone, this will void all coverage.

How much does AppleCare+ cost?

Basic AppleCare+ hardware and software coverage costs $79 or $3.99 per month, while upgraded AppleCare+ with theft and loss costs $149 or $7.49 per month. You can pay for it in full when you buy the phone or have the amount added to your monthly bill.

Is AppleCare+ coverage worth it?

We’ve found that AppleCare+, effectively an insurance plan for your phone, not necessarily worth the price of admission since phones lose value over time and most people probably won’t need the included coverage until the phone is ready to be replaced anyway. Even if you have an untimely accident, there are third-party Apple-certified repair centers worth considering. There is also Apple Self-Service Repair Program with the tools and instructions to fix a minor problem yourself if you wish. That said, those who are particularly accident-prone, use their phone in risky situations like on a construction site, or for young children with slippery fingers, AppleCare+ has value for added peace of mind and protection.

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