Apple has quietly pulled the 256GB model of its iPhone SE from the Apple Store. The move comes on the heels of the unveiling of updates to the Cupertino firm’s product lineups.
The iPhone SE was available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB configurations, but now, only the first and second of those capacities are still listed on Apple’s online store. The 64GB and 128GB iPhone SE pricing remains the same.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple is planning to launch an updated version of the iPhone SE in the first half of 2022. Kuo says the design of the new iPhone SE will be “roughly the same” as the current SE, which is based on the design of the iPhone 8. Kuo says the new iPhone SE will offer 5G support, making it the “cheapest 5G iPhone ever.” He also said the new handset will boast an updated processor.
The discontinuation of the 256GB iPhone SE could indicate that Apple is gearing down production of the current SE lineup, meaning Kuo’s predicted iPhone SE replacement could be on the way.