Do not buy an iPHONE SE this week! I just talked to an Apple salesperson who told me why. The 64G SE is currently out of stock and will be discontinued.
But next week, it will be replaced with a 128GB iPHONE SE also for $499.
So, if you ordered an iPHONE SE for $499 today, you'd actually get a 64GB model when they are back in stock Friday.
But, she told me not to buy, because if I wait until next week, the same price $499 USD will buy the new 128GB model.
The 32GB SE for $399 has not changed.
I have no information about how this will work in other countries and I believe she said more than she intended, so she claimed she didn't know either.
I also learned that if you want to be sure a store has the device you want in stock ordering online or over the phone for in-store pickup is the best. You will get the same services, transferring your backup and SIM card as you would if you just walked in to an Apple store, but you'd know your device was already there waiting for you. Also you can trade in your old phone and get credited for that.
For more on this ...
We have a blog post which provides some more information on this and some other product launches and changes announced today by Apple.
I had no idea there was an Apple event in progress
I was just about to buy my new iPHONE and I am ever so grateful to the sales rep for letting me know. It certainly increased my loyalty towards Apple, because I could have bought the 64GB today completely unaware the storage was about to increase.
I believe there was only the 16 and 64 available until today, these have now doubled in storage for the same price. I'm actually keen on getting a 64 so I'm hoping there will be a drop in price for excess stock,