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Apple Removes 256GB iPhone SE Model From Online Store

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Apple may be ramping down production on the current iPhone SE lineup ahead of a refresh next year.

According to a new report from MacRumors, Apple has silently discontinued the 256GB variant of the iPhone SE. Until now, the device was available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage models but now the Apple Store only shows two options — 64GB and 128GB.

The pricing of the device still remains the same as earlier. The 64GB model of the iPhone SE costs $569 CAD while the 128GB model is priced at $639. The 256GB storage model which seems to have been discontinued was available for $699 USD.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities has said that he expects Apple to release an update to the iPhone SE series for the first half of next year, notes the report. The iPhone SE was first launched in April 2020, so the removal of the 256GB storage variant is likely a sign Apple is decreasing production on the series.

During a virtual event on Tuesday, Apple announced the follow-up to last year’s iPhone 12 with four new models: the iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max.

The new phones will run iOS 15, come with a larger battery, more storage, a new A15 Bionic processor, a smaller notch and an abundance of new camera features.

The base model of the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini are available in five colors: pink, blue, midnight (black), starlight (white), and Product Red. The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max will also get a big camera upgrade as well as a new display with 120Hz high refresh-rate display.

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