Apple’s single most popular iPhone is iPhone SE. Apple sold 200-gazillion of them, stopped selling them, then found a few more in a cellar in China, sold those, and now it’s time to move on. Or, maybe Apple sold 139 iPhone SE models and that’s why they don’t sell them anymore.
Not. So. Good.
iPhone SE is a popular iPhone among those 1) iPhone owners who love to complain that Apple doesn’t care, and 2) among iPhone owners with small hands and tiny fingers and tight jeans. Jony Evans sums it up best with a few suppository inspired guesses:
People like iPhone SE, but Apple doesn’t seem to care
Evans has no clue how well liked iPhone is among the masses of nearly a billion iPhone customers, and has no idea what Apple has in store for those 139 to 200-gazillion iPhone SE customers who want an iPhone smaller than The Rock’s fist.
How did all this iPhone SE mania come about? Success.
Apple invented the user interface, has developed the world’s fastest mobile processor, bought us the iMac, iPhone, iPod, iPad and yet it still hasn’t joined these dots: If you can keep selling a two-year old product in 2019, then there’s probably a market for that product.
Here’s the problem. Only Apple knows what sells and how many of each.
Apparently Apple found a few hundred iPhone SE models lying around on a crate ready to ship to India or some other place where affordability is a market driver, and someone stuck the wrong label on the cases, and they were shipped to Apple in Cupertino. You can’t ship ’em back, so why not sell ’em? That’s what Apple did.
The iPhone SE is popular.
Again, no facts in evidence, but iPhone SE is popular among at least the 139 owners in my guesstimate; why can’t mine be as good as anyone else?
It even fits in women’s jeans pockets.
What a sexist rant. iPhone SE is only for women? Or, tiny men with tiny hands? Or anyone with tight jeans on a curvy booty? iPhone SE hasn’t been on the market for about 18 months, but Apple did offer some clearance sales recently to remove that aforementioned inventory. Case closed.
Each time it does, it sells these things.
How many? 139? 10-million? 200-gazillion? Only Apple knows. I’ll bet if Apple found a couple of pallets of the original iPhone and put them online to sell, well, guess what? They would sell. Apple is on this.
Apple under Tim Cook (and his predecessor) is always prudent. That’s why Apple mostly plays winning hands and doesn’t lose too often. Except, Apple seems not to want to play a game of iPhone SE Redux.
Why isn’t there a new iPhone SE? Because nobody bought the old ones. Hell, Apple couldn’t get rid of them until just recently; 18 months after they stopped making iPhone SE’s. How many?
200-gazillion? Probably not. 10-million? Probably not. 139? Hey, my guess is as good as anybody else, right? The world has moved on to larger smartphones. Smaller ones are relics of days gone by, a sentimental journey for those with small hands and tight jeans with tiny pockets and curvy butts. Most Android smartphones are larger than iPhone SE, and many mid-range Android phones are more powerful for about the same money.
It’s time to move on. Goodbye, iPhone SE. We hardly knew ye. I can’t wait to trade mine in for an iPhone Xe with 4-inch display and a Notch.