If you’re looking to buy an iPhone SE in the UK, you may want to act fast as Apple has just quietly raised the price of its budget smartphone.
When the iPhone SE (2022) was launched in the UK, it was available to buy for £ 419, and by using WayBackMachine – an online archive that stores snapshots of websites – we can see that this was not the case until recently August 26 (opens in a new tab).
But as we noticed while browsing official website of the Apple Store (opens in a new tab) Today you’ll see that the iPhone SE (2022) now sells for £ 449 – a full £ 30 more.
Luckily, this change doesn’t seem to have affected the iPhone SE in the US or Australia yet – it still sells for the original price of $ 419 / $ 719 in these regions – but if you’ve been thinking of picking up a cheaper iPhone, you may want to run sooner than later.
For those of you in the UK, you still have some time to pick up an iPhone SE at its original price. At the time of this writing, third-party vendors like John Lewis (opens in a new tab) and Currys (opens in a new tab) they sell the phone for £ 419 but it’s unclear when that will change.
Before you rush to buy an iPhone, however, you can check out our guide so you can grab the best iPhone for your needs.
Given that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro have just been announced, many of us would expect prices for Apple’s older iPhones to drop rather than rise. In the case of the iPhone 13, it is so; drops to $ 699 / £ 749 / $ 1,229.
That said, while iPhone 14 pre-orders are the same price as iPhone 13 orders in the US, they’re also more expensive in the UK – selling for £ 849 instead of £ 779.
To find out why iPhone prices are soaring in the UK, we contacted Apple for more information. If we hear something, we will be sure to update this article.
If you are thinking of buying an iPhone 14 instead, check out the best iPhone 14 deals we found right now.