Apple’s iPhone SE goes on sale in the UK today. Rumoured for months and months ahead of its official unveiling, the iPhone SE might seem a bit dull at first glance -- it’s an iPhone 5s with iPhone 6/6s specs -- but when you consider the wants and needs of a lot of traditional iPhone users the handset does make a lot of sense.
Apple sold millions of iPhone 5s units last year and, according to plenty of research companies, the standard iPhone model outsells the Plus one by about 4-to-1, in some cases. All this points to one thing: Apple users like smaller phones. Simple. Just like Steve Jobs said -- 4in is enough.
This is why the iPhone SE exists; it is here to cater to the millions and millions of users out there who still think the standard iPhone 6s model is too big for normal usage. Personally, I REALLY do not get this. But that’s just me -- I like big phones and all the benefits that come with them.
The iPhone SE is now available in the UK and you can pick it up from the following places RIGHT NOW:
You can pick up the iPhone SE 16GB or 64GB on a Vodafone Red 2GB Bundle for £34 per month (£9 upfront cost) or £40 per month (£9 upfront cost) respectively, which includes unlimited texts, unlimited minutes and 2GB of data.
Alternatively, customers can order either memory variant on a Vodafone Red Value 4GB Bundle, at £39 per month for the iPhone SE 16GB or £45 per month for the iPhone SE 64GB. Again, both have a £9 upfront cost and include unlimited texts, unlimited minutes and 4GB of data, as well as a choice of free access to Sky Sports Mobile TV, Spotify Premium or a NOW TV Entertainment Pass for 6 months.
Perfect for the style conscious consumer, the iPhone SE comes in the much loved Rose Gold as well as Space Grey, Gold and Silver, and is available on a wide range of tariffs. Prices start from £26.00 a month on Vodafone with 500MB of data and no upfront cost for the handset or SIM free in 16GB and 64GB models starting from £359.
24-month contract, with no upfront costs includes 1GB data, 500 inclusive minutes and unlimited calls for £24.99 per month.
24-month contract includes an unlocked phone and 'Goodybag' bundle from £5 up to £20. If you opt for a £20 you'll get unlimited minutes and texts and 'always on' data. Prices start from £17.81.
24-month contract, with no extra upfront cost, includes 1000 free minutes, 5000 free texts and 1GB of data for £26.50.
24-month contract includes 1GB of data and unlimited minutes and texts for £31 a month.
Nevertheless, it is worth noting that the best way to go with these sorts of things is, as always, buying the handset outright and then shopping around for the best SIM-only deal. Yes, the outlay is quite steep to begin with but, over the course of 18 months, you will save a fortune compared to how much it’d cost you to pick the handset up on an 18-month to 24-month tariff.