iPhone SE vs. 8: Here’s why you shouldn’t buy the 3-year-old phone

In a bid to lure budget-minded iPhone fans, the iPhone SE debuted in April for $399 (£419, AU$749). The iPhone SE’s specs and looks are similar to the iPhone 8 from three years ago, which is likely the reason why Apple discontinued its 2017 iPhone when it announced the iPhone SE.

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When it first launched, the iPhone 8 cost $699, but the price lowered to $449 before Apple pulled the plug on it. These days, you can still get the phone from third-party retailers, sometimes for even less (You can get a new iPhone 8 on eBay, for example, for $359). But if you’re thinking of buying the iPhone 8 over the iPhone SE 2020 at that price, don’t. The iPhone SE may share many of the iPhone 8’s specs, but for $40

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