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iPhone 6(S)(+) Costco is selling iPhone SE

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Just saw Costco is selling brand new iPhone SE 32GB for 299 Canadian and 128GB for 399 Canadian.

It gonna be Apple restart iPhone SE production.

It is also interesting that iPhone 6 is still being sold in carrier channel.

Just for your information only.
 

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Relentless Power

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It gonna be Apple restart iPhone SE production..

There is no evidence or indication Apple is restarting SE production. What they had with the last two clearance sales on their website with the SE in the past few weeks, was likely just removing excess stock. I can’t speak for Cosco directly, but the SE was discontinued Fall 2018, and what they may have for availability is likely overstock as well.
 
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Just saw Costco is selling brand new iPhone SE 32GB for 299 Canadian and 128GB for 399 Canadian.

It gonna be Apple restart iPhone SE production.

It is also interesting that iPhone 6 is still being sold in carrier channel.

Just for your information only.
Probably is just getting rid of stock. Bear in mind they are selling only rose gold which is usually a girl's colour.
 
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Probably is just getting rid of stock. Bear in mind they are selling only rose gold which is usually a girl's colour.

32GB is rose gold and 128GB is black. Isn’t Apple have a iPhone SE production line in India?

I think Apple is restarting the production for few reason:

1. Put a low cost iPhone model on the market, not directly through Apple, so it does not impact iPhone XS or XR sales. But still offer lower cost iPhone. So Apple can sell more. Same reason iPhone 6 are still being offered through various carrier channel.

2. Apple need use iPhone SE as low cost offering for developing countries like India, South East Asia etc. There was a research about India market where the maximum average consumer willing to spend on smartphone is about 300USD. iPhone SE fits this price range well.

I think there are enough incentive for Apple to restart iPhone SE production.
 
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I would love to see the phone introduced for those who want it but have my doubts that the specs will make some happy.

It would cost Apple to redesign a good bit of the circuit board, likely the cost would be too high for the few they will sell.
 
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BugeyeSTI

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Just saw Costco is selling brand new iPhone SE 32GB for 299 Canadian and 128GB for 399 Canadian.

It gonna be Apple restart iPhone SE production.

It is also interesting that iPhone 6 is still being sold in carrier channel.

Just for your information only.
SE isn’t coming back. I remember when Costco was selling iPad Air2 long after Apple stopped selling them.. Just as @Relentless Power stated, there is absolutely no evidence that Apple restarted production, only that they’re selling off old stock..
 
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SE isn’t coming back. I remember when Costco was selling iPad Air2 long after Apple stopped selling them.. Just as @Relentless Power stated, there is absolutely no evidence that Apple restarted production, only that they’re selling off old stock..

Like I said, I think there is enough of reason for Apple keep iPhone SE production. It is not first time Apple restarted already discountiued product. Apple restarted iPhone 6 production about two years of discountiue.
 
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Coldsmoke55

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I was lucky enough to get one of the SE's from Apple's recent closeout sale. I have an iPhone XS and am using the SE in favor of that. I am tired of the gigantor smartphones which keep getting heavier. It's nuts. The smartphone by concept is supposed to be a pocketable mobile device. I'd love to see the pockets that some of these design engineers must have.
Anyway, this consumer is done buying new devices until Apple, Samsung, & other vendors break this stupid cycle of large, clumsy devices and get back to producing a smartphone that is sensible in size.
 
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Like I said, I think there is enough of reason for Apple keep iPhone SE production. It is not first time Apple restarted already discountiued product. Apple restarted iPhone 6 production about two years of discountiue.
Where is the iPhone 6 still offered by Apple?
 
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Where is the iPhone 6 still offered by Apple?

Through carriers. At least you can find it through Canadian carrier and I am sure you can find iPhone 6 through some prepaid carriers. I believe it was also offered in UK and some Europe countries.

iPhone 6 came back to market around 2017. It is highly unlikely remaning inventories will last this long.
 
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Relentless Power

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I was lucky enough to get one of the SE's from Apple's recent closeout sale. I have an iPhone XS and am using the SE in favor of that. I am tired of the gigantor smartphones which keep getting heavier. It's nuts. The smartphone by concept is supposed to be a pocketable mobile device. I'd love to see the pockets that some of these design engineers must have.
Anyway, this consumer is done buying new devices until Apple, Samsung, & other vendors break this stupid cycle of large, clumsy devices and get back to producing a smartphone that is sensible in size.

I don’t necessarily disagree with some your points, but it’s not just the smart phone manufacturers that are putting out larger phones because ‘They think that’s what’s best’, consumers have favorably grown towards wanting larger devices over the years. It’s not just Apple, it’s Samsung, LG, Google, etc. Plus, when you have larger devices with smart phones, it’s more money for the smart phone manufacturers, and obviously generated revenue is priority one.
 
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I bought the SE as a backup phone a couple weeks ago through BestBuy. Locked to ATT Prepaid for 6 months, then it will be unlocked and used on another carrier. And, looking around, I see that the 6 is still available on some prepaid. One site, reconditioned. Boost Mobile, new for $180 (WAY overpriced).

I agree. Following phone news, Apple selling surplus inventory. Probably getting phones sent back from retail stores and selling them on their web site.
 
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