Apple quietly discontinues 256GB iPhone SE after unveiling iPhone 13

After it was revealed that Apple has dropped iPhone XR and iPhone 12 Pro from its lineup this week, it appears that the tech giant has also quietly discontinued the 256GB variant of iPhone SE (2020). Previously, iPhone SE was available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB configurations, but Apple’s online store now only displays 64GB and 128GB storage options.

iPhone SE

Apple discontinues 256GB iPhone SE following iPhone 13 introduction

The Cupertino tech giant has not reduced the price of iPhone SE, so it still starts from $399 for the 64GB model and $449 for the 128GB model. The removal of the 256GB storage option was first spotted iPhone Ticker. The 256GB storage configuration of the budget-friendly iPhone had previously been available for $549.

Apple could have made the 128GB iPhone SE the base configuration at $399 while selling the 256GB model at $449. However, Apple dropping the top-tier storage option does make sense if the company is ramping down production and shifting its focus to iPhone SE 3. Here is what Apple’s current iPhone lineup looks now, following the recent unveiling of iPhone 13.

  • ‌iPhone SE‌ – $399
  • ‌iPhone 11‌ – $499 (previously $599)
  • iPhone 12 mini – $599 (previously $699)
  • ‌iPhone 12‌ – $699 (previously $799)
  • ‌iPhone 13‌ mini – $699
  • ‌iPhone 13‌ – $799
  • ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro – $999
  • ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max – $1099

iPhone SE

As per previous reports and industry rumors, the design language of the iPhone SE 3 will remain similar to the current generation. While there is no major redesign expected for the rumored iPhone, the model will receive major internal upgrades. As per an earlier report, the next-gen iPhone SE will feature Apple’s A15 chip that was recently unveiled in the iPhone 13 lineup. The smartphone will also sport 5G connectivity.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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