The iPhone SE is official. This is Apple’s latest 4-inch iPhone and is meant to be the replacement to the iPhone 5s, and sure enough it has replaced the handset. According to reports, it has been noticed that the iPhone 5s is no longer listed on Apple’s website, meaning that if for whatever reason you still want to buy the phone, you will no longer be able to do so.
However as pointed out by PhoneArena, despite Apple no longer officially selling the phone on their website, customers who are interested can still pick up the phone from third-party retailers such as Best Buy, Amazon, or even via certain US carriers. However we would advise you to maybe wait for the iPhone SE to be released if you really want a 4-inch iPhone.
Despite the fact that the iPhone SE seems to be positioned as a replacement to the iPhone 5s and a cheaper alternative to the iPhone 6s, the handset actually packs quite a punch and appears to be just as powerful as the iPhone 6s, just in a smaller package. However as we said before in the official announcement, certain concessions had to be made and one of those was the lack of 3D Touch.
If 3D Touch is not a must-have feature for you, the iPhone SE will be up for pre-order come 24th of March with a release set for the 31st of March. It is priced starting at $399 for the 16GB model, and will go up to $499 for the 64GB model. In the meantime here’s hoping you don’t get confused between the iPhone SE and its similarly-designed predecessors.