Did I buy too early?

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  1. blackxacto macrumors 6502a

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    By Apple phone order, I ordered an SE today to replace my iPhone 4.

    I was told they will not go down in price on the 12th. Did I do right, or should I have waited till the 12th? It’s the cheapest device as of today. Anyone heard of any price reductions?
     
  2. HollandBanChan macrumors newbie

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    Although I haven't heard of it, but it is a norm...
     
  3. JohnnyGo macrumors 6502a

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    You have price protection from Apple or you can return the phone within 14 days
     
  4. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    Unlikely to be a price reduction. Certainly not anything significant. I recently bought an SE for my wife. We both love it, it's a really great phone. Enjoy.
     
  5. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Bingo, thank you. I forgot about their price protection/return policy.

    I am glad that it is almost the same size as my iPhone 4. I don't see how folks wag around the huge phones. The 4 slipped into my pant pocket perfectly. PPP, um, interesting.
     
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  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Depends what you consider old. It launched in March 2016.
     
  8. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    There won't be another SE next week so no it won't go down in price
     
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    iPhone 7 should go down in price next week to match the current 6S prices, with 6S being discontinued. I would not expect Apple reducing SE prices, as those are normally refreshed in the spring.
     
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    There's not going to be a price reduction to the SE after next week's press event.

    If you think that, you are due for disappointment.
     
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    Apple their self probably won't discount it, but carriers will

    Hell, if you're willing to have a phone locked to AT&T prepaid or some other ****** carrier you can get a brand new SE for $149
     
  12. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    It went as low as $129.99 (with Fry's email newsletter coupon). The AT&T Prepaid kit is locked to AT&T but it can be used on both prepaid and postpaid. Verizon prepaid kit, need to pay for one month service then you can transfer it to postpaid.
     
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    SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    I’ve already forgotten the name, but there’s this SIM tool that allows you to use a phone on any carrier

    Might be worth checking out (Update: found it again, it’s the “Turbo SIM adapter”)

    I’d love to see if it works but I don’t have $150 for an experiment
     
  14. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    There is also the Neter Air sim but it did not work for my Straight Talk iPhone 6 :(
     
  15. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    if you're ok with buying old tech then go with it. getting an se already I assume you are so you're fine. I personally would never buy year old technology but I'm a tech nerd
     
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    You still have the 6? You should try the Turbo SIM for yourself (and me too!)
     
  17. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Where does one get a $149 SE?
     
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    What is a SIMPLE phone compared to a ATT Pre paid? What is pre paid when buying an iPhone SE?
     
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    Think of it as this

    BMW car A: brand new and really cheap, can only drive it in your home town

    BMW car B: brand new and really “expensive”, but you can drive this anywhere

    So you’re getting the same thing, but one has it’s limits for the lower price
     
  22. slooksterPSV macrumors 68040

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    Really kind of shocked reading this. While I'm no iPhone guru, I think the SE is quite a marvelous device. The 4, from what I'm reading had an A4 CPU in it with 512MB of RAM. The SE has 2GB and variable sizes from 16GB-128GB. It's a great device. It runs an A9, and works with iOS 11 - soon to be released. I think the SE is a great way to go. At least the device will be supported a while longer.
     
  23. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I’ve been reading up on pre-paid, post-paid, no contract, locked, unlocked. Can it be anymore complex? I bought the SE w 32gb, A9 chip, and 12mpx camera, which is fantastic for my use, and unlocked, no contract which is what I wanted. After paying for the device, all I owe is $35 a month w ATT.

    The Best Buy SE is a contract purchase, looks cheap, but it will be paid for one way or another within 2yr contract.

    Do I have this correct? There is no way to buy an SE cheap, as one pays full price in a two year contract.
     
  24. slooksterPSV macrumors 68040

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    Unlocked you pay full price
    Locked you pay carrier price
    Contract you pay monthly which can be either the price of the phone more expensive or cheaper

    E.g Xfinity wants $33/mo for two years that's about $792 for the iPhone 7 Plus
    Cricket I paid $229 for the 64GB version of the SE
     

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