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Following updates to its product lineups this week, Apple has quietly discontinued the 256GB capacity option for the iPhone SE.

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Prior to this week, the iPhone SE was available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB configurations, but since Tuesday's "California streaming" event and subsequent product lineup rejig, only the first and second of those capacities are listed on Apple's online store. Pricing for the 64GB and 128GB iPhone SE options remains the same.

According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning an update to the iPhone SE for the first half of 2022. The current model was launched in April 2020, so the removal of the 256GB variant could be a sign that Apple is beginning to ramp down production of this particular model.

During its virtual event, Apple announced that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini start with 128GB of storage, which is double the base 64GB offered for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.

The storage capacities available for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini include 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, while the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max also have a new 1TB storage option.

Pricing continues to start at $699 for the iPhone 13 mini, $799 for the iPhone 13, $999 for the iPhone 13 Pro, and $1,099 for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Preorders for the new iPhone 13 models begin Friday.

Article Link: Apple Quietly Removes 256GB iPhone SE Model From Online Store
 

JPack

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At this point, the majority of customers buying the SE are price sensitive. So no need for 256GB. When SE came out last year, you could argue some were looking for a new device with a small form factor. Today, you can buy the iPhone 12 and 13 mini.
 

GrumpyMom

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At this point, the majority of customers buying the SE are price sensitive. So no need for 256GB. When SE came out last year, you could argue some were looking for a new device with a small form factor. Today, you can buy the iPhone 12 and 13 mini.
Though there may have been a few who bought it for the lcd display because oled bothers their vision. I’ve had troubles like that myself. It was hell. I don’t know how or why but I’ve adjusted to the OLED iPhones I currently have.
 

iSayuSay

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At this point, the majority of customers buying the SE are price sensitive. So no need for 256GB. When SE came out last year, you could argue some were looking for a new device with a small form factor. Today, you can buy the iPhone 12 and 13 mini.
Well then Apple should remove the 64GB, and lower the price for 128 and 256GB overall. Say goodbye to 64GB iPhones once and for all.
 

iGeek2019

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Though there may have been a few who bought it for the lcd display because oled bothers their vision. I’ve had troubles like that myself. It was hell. I don’t know how or why but I’ve adjusted to the OLED iPhones I currently have.

When I ‘upgraded’ to iPhone 12 from iPhone XR I got some headaches for the first couple of weeks and now I’m absolutely fine.

Yet weirdly I never had an issue when I had iPhone X!
 

Hammerd

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Well then Apple should remove the 64GB, and lower the price for 128 and 256GB overall. Say goodbye to 64GB iPhones once and for all.
Even the iPhone 4S was available in 64GB!!
This storage option should have been dropped since the 11, at very least.
Tired to see Apple charge exorbitant fees for storage, 256GB chip is about 10 USD..
Ipad mini base storage is 64 or need a 150 USD premium to get 256GB. Intolerable
 

orthorim

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They did update the battery on the 13. Supposedly all models get 1.4 - 2.5 more hours of use per charge.
That should put it back on par with the 11 series.

One reason (other than the overall fugly) I never considered iPhone 12 pro/max because the battery life was way worse than on the 11 pro.

So I got an old 11 pro instead, which is truly fantastic, def the best iPhone Ive had

My son will get the 13 pro with 1TB because he is a videographer (at 12 years of age...)... it might sound excessive but he's the reason I have to pay for the 2TB icloud plan to fit all his videos and photos, so maybe I'll get out of these 10/month with a large size phone.

It might seem excessive to buy a kid the most expensive iPhone, however... he hasn't really got many other toys... and if there was a competition, he'd probably win in outright usage even over a teenage girl... he's using the **** out of his 11pro, using all the camera featres, editing videos on iMovie, creating songs on Garageband... easily worth the money.

Whereas for me, i don't even have time to figure out how any of this stuff works. I'll keep my 11 pro, it's totally fine.
 

boak

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Well then Apple should remove the 64GB, and lower the price for 128 and 256GB overall. Say goodbye to 64GB iPhones once and for all.
That will probably happen in 2023.

Early 2022: SE refresh
Sep 2023: storage doubled for the same price, all iPhones start at at least 128 GB as the 12 series is removed from the line-up
 
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