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How to preorder iPhone SE 2022 — date and how to get yours

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iPhone SE (2022) preorders are now over and Apple's new phone is widely available for purchase. Announced at the last Apple event, the new budget iPhone SE (2022) includes Apple's 15 Bionic CPU, 5G connectivity, better battery life, and advanced camera features. 

Apple's budget iPhone sells for $429, which is a $30 increase from its predecessor. If you're wondering where to preorder the iPhone SE (2022) — we've listed all the retailers and carriers offering Apple's new smartphone below.  

If you're interested in discounts on previous-gen models, we expect to see a new wave of iPhone deals in the days to come. Also, make sure to follow our refurbished iPhones coverage to find the best deals on Apple refurbished phones. 

Apple iPhone SE (2022) preorders


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iPhone SE (2022) preorders: $11/month w/ trade-in @ AT&T (opens in new tab)
AT&T's iPhone SE 2022 preorders have started. The carrier is offering Apple's new phone for $11.95/month (on a 36-month installment plan) with trade-in. The new iPhone SE (2022) is powered by Apple's A15 Bionic chip, which is the same CPU powering the iPhone 13 line. Other new features include 5G connectivity and up to 15-hour battery life. Otherwise, it keeps the same 4.7-inch Retina HD display (1334 x 750), Touch ID support, 12MP wide/rear camera, and 7MP FaceTime camera. 

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iPhone SE (2022): for $10/month w/ new line + unlimited @ Verizon (opens in new tab)
iPhone SE preorders are live at Verizon. The carrier offers the iPhone SE for $10/month with a new line on select Unlimited plans. (The phone must also be purchased via a monthly device payment plan). Alternatively, if you purchase a new iPad Air on a monthly payment plan, you'll get $150 off an iPhone. Buy both online and you'll get an extra $50 off. 

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iPhone SE 2022: $379 @ Cricket (opens in new tab)
Cricket Wireless will offer the new iPhone SE 2022 in-store and online on March 18. The phone will be available for $379. Through Cricket's Lease-to-Own Phone Payment Plan from Progressive Leasing, Cricket customers can get the iPhone SE with an initial payment plan of $1 if they sign up by March 20. 

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iPhone SE 2022: $429 @ AT&T Prepaid (opens in new tab)
AT&T Prepaid will offer the new iPhone SE 2022 in-store in the coming weeks. 

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iPhone SE 2022 preorder: up to $400 off w/ trade-in @ T-Mobile (opens in new tab)
T-Mobile is taking up to $400 off its iPhone SE preorders when you trade-in an eligible phone in good condition. (Phones eligible for the $400 credit include the iPhone XR, Pixel 5, Galaxy S20, and more. Alternatively, you can take 50% off the iPhone SE 2022 when you open a new line with T-Mobile. 


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iPhone SE (2022): for $429 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon will offer the iPhone SE (2022) for $429. The phone must be purchased with a monthly carrier plan and will be locked to the selected carrier. The phone will be sole via Cricket Wireless with a $55/month unlimited talk/text/data plan. 

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iPhone SE (2022): from $429 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
iPhone SE preorders are live at Best Buy. The retailer is offering the phone with activation on select carriers or unlocked. 

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Apple iPhone SE (2022): up to $650 off w/ trade-in @ Apple (opens in new tab)
The Apple Store is taking from $100 to $650 off your Apple iPhone SE (2022) preorder with an eligible trade-in. An iPhone 8, for instance, can fetch up to a $100 credit, whereas the previous-gen iPhone SE gets you up to a $150 credit.  

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iPhone SE (2022): from $429 @ Target (opens in new tab)
Target is not offering iPhone SE 2022 preorders at the moment, but the retailer will offer the phone starting on launch day. The phone will be connected to an AT&T Wireless contract. 

iPhone SE (2022) — what's new

The iPhone SE (2022) is very similar to its predecessor. It sports a 4.7-inch Retina HD display (1334 x 750 resolution), 12MP rear/wide camera, and a 7MP front camera. The phone is also rated IP67 for water and dust resistance. Like its predecessor, it also keeps the Home button with Touch ID. 

The main difference is the addition of the new A15 Bionic CPU, which is the same chip found in the iPhone 13 lineup. The new CPU brings better battery life (up to 15 hours vs. up to 13 hours) and advanced camera features like Photographic Styles and Deep Fusion. 

In terms of pricing, the 64GB model costs $429, 128GB model costs $479, and the 256GB model costs $579. The phone is available in Midnight, Starlight, and Product RED.

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.