The iconic computer maker is facing lackluster demand for its new iPhone SE in the US, according to an analyst report. But overseas demand may be a different story.
Apple’s new iPhone SE failed to attract the crazy lines and fevered “gotta-get” attitude among US consumers when it went on sale March 31, according to an analyst report from Piper Jaffray.
Overseas, a different story may be brewing.
Each Saturday, Farhad Manjoo and Mike Isaac, technology reporters at The New York Times, review the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry.
Mike: Greetings, Farhad! Or should I say, “Sup, brah?” I’m trying to change my vernacular to a more local dialect, as I am now a Californian living in the Bay Area.
Farhad: Yeah, say, “Sup, brah?” That’s how we all do it. Especially if you’re interviewing important people, that’s the best opener.
Mike: I “hella” agree.
Onto the news!
Pre-orders have opened for the iPhone SE, Apple’s most affordable iPhone yet. To buy the 16GB model outright from Apple on March 31 costs £359, while the 64GB version is priced at £439. Here are the best carrier deals currently available.
The lowest price EE is offering the 16GB iPhone SE for is £27.49 monthly on a 24 month plan and an upfront cost of £49.99, but it does mean you’ll end up with just 500MB of data and 500 minutes, though texts are unlimited. For £34.99 per month you could get 4GB of data, unlimited texts and data and no upfront fee. Further pricing details are available here.
The cheapest 64GB deal is £37.49 over 24 months with no upfront fee, 1GB of data, 1,000 minutes and unlimited texts. The best deal is £44.99 monthly for 4GB of data, unlimited texts and minutes with no upfront charge. More details are available here.
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