1. LCW's Avatar
    I walked into my local AppleStore, they told me no unlocked SpaceGrey64GB SE. But I saw on the website that I could pick one up if it was a T-Mobile SIM'd phone. After talking to the AppleStoreDood, he said worst case it wouldn't be unlocked, we could give it a shot. Bought phone outright, then I swapped my iPhone5 T-Mobile SIM in the store and got a message on the phone that I needed to call T-Mobile with the EIN numbers on screen, yadda yadda. Of course I didn't have a phone, even though I had 2 in my pocket. Stopped at T-Mobile store on the way home, waited and waited for long time, I decided to continue fooling around with SE. Well activation information screen never came back, I got sick of waiting so I finally gave up and left for home since they were busy.

    Got home, plugged into iTunes for restore, phone reports it was unlocked! Tried to make a call and it worked! Glad I didn't have to wait for shipping!
    Did the same thing today! Store was out of SIM Free models... but the Apple guy was like hold on... He checked and had a T-mo 64 GB Space Gray that I could buy as "device only". So they grabbed it from the back and I swapped my AT&T SIM in it right away (never turned it on with the T-mo SIM in it). Turned it on, went through the activation process... Got that T-mobile message to call xxx-xxx-xxxx and provide SIM and IMEI... Apple guy said just hit "Continue". Said "NO SERVICE" in the upper left, but after a few seconds, the AT&T carrier name came up. Made a call... good to go! Good workaround that I don't think many know or think of! Not sure if this only works with T-mobile units??? In any case... Got the SE I wanted without waiting or ordering.
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    04-04-2016 11:00 PM
  2. richhill963's Avatar
    I have not seen one Live in a store yet. My local AT&T stores didn't even have a model on the floor, they would Just show you the 5S & the 6S. and the Local Best buy didn't have any in stock as the same at AT&T, Not understanding after this past weekend they say sales for the SE is down when you can't even go into a store and get one. I didn't go to Apple store but they said they didn't have any in stock either, I have friends who have the IPhone 5S so looks wise, Ive seen it. I have been a Windows Phone fanboy since the Nokia 900 came out, and presently own Nokia 1520, but its a 6in screen and I'm tired of lugging it around. so I just ordered yesterday sight unseen a SE 64gb gold color, Never even have used a IPhone for more than 2 mins. this will be adventure. I have had android but I don't care for not getting firmware updates, I just want stability & Apple seems to offer that.
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    04-05-2016 12:13 PM
  3. richhill963's Avatar
    this is Interesting I ordered MY SE yesterday april 4th about 3:30 p.m. the message about when it would be shipped was between april 11th & 18th, I went on my At&t website to my orders tonight after dinner, and it said the phone was shipped today april 5th and I will recive it on April 6th by 8:00 p.m. Today I ordered a case for it and it wont arrive until the 11th, I felt I would have the case ready before the phone would arrive, this is a surprise and for those waiting for 18th to arrive to get their phone check your At&t my orders, cause I haven't recived a text or email from At&t that it shipped. but fed ex has says it has with a shipping number.
    04-05-2016 08:18 PM
  4. TheRadBear's Avatar
    Hey Gang,

    Just ordered 64G Rose Gold for myself and 64G Space Grey for my SO, directly from Apple; three weeks minimum of wait time, it is #sadtrombone

    Cheers!
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    04-06-2016 11:45 PM
  5. Slammed925's Avatar
    Progress!
    libra89 and LCW like this.
    04-07-2016 02:17 AM
  6. JakubRWrobel's Avatar
    When did you order your phone? I ordered April 1st and it delivers btw. the 15th and 20th so I'm hoping I'll see it ship in the next 2-3 days.
    04-07-2016 01:29 PM
  7. Slammed925's Avatar
    When did you order your phone? I ordered April 1st and it delivers btw. the 15th and 20th so I'm hoping I'll see it ship in the next 2-3 days.
    28th
    04-08-2016 12:00 AM
  8. mayconvert's Avatar
    Ordered mine today. Sim Free. SHIPS April 28! I thought this phone wasn't supposed to be popular or sell etc etc...
    20-22 day wait for me...
    04-08-2016 02:19 AM
  9. JakubRWrobel's Avatar
    28th
    Ok. Then I think Monday the 11th is when I'll see mine be ready to ship.
    04-08-2016 07:46 AM
  10. Slammed925's Avatar
    Ok. Then I think Monday the 11th is when I'll see mine be ready to ship.
    Phones on its way and expected the 11th
    04-08-2016 08:41 AM
  11. LCW's Avatar
    Can't people go to the Apple Store daily after a certain time (7pm?) and be able to buy any iphones that didn't get picked up for that day... or even buy one as Apple Store gets shipments every few days (or maybe daily?).
    04-08-2016 09:46 AM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    Can't people go to the Apple Store daily after a certain time (7pm?) and be able to buy any iphones that didn't get picked up for that day... or even buy one as Apple Store gets shipments every few days (or maybe daily?).
    I don't know, I have been told that watching the "available for pickup" toggle on the apple website is the best way to ensure availability. I would hate to drive 30 something minutes for something that might not be available.
    04-08-2016 10:24 AM
  13. Kolapso's Avatar
    My se just started shipping!

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
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    04-08-2016 01:01 PM
  14. JakubRWrobel's Avatar
    I don't know, I have been told that watching the "available for pickup" toggle on the apple website is the best way to ensure availability. I would hate to drive 30 something minutes for something that might not be available.
    That's what the Apple store employee told me. Either that or call the store to make sure.
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    04-08-2016 01:02 PM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    That's what the Apple store employee told me. Either that or call the store to make sure.
    They are correct, because that was how I got my SE. I checked that before going there. Even when I got there, they checked again.
    04-08-2016 01:43 PM
  16. crowordove's Avatar
    Well I ordered a 64gb Space Gray through Verizon on the 3rd and it originally said I would have it on the 11th. Sadly though I just got an email saying my new estimated ship date would be 5/6 because I have good taste....


    I hate waiting *long sigh*

    Here's hoping that they under promise and over deliver!
    Last edited by crowordove; 04-08-2016 at 05:23 PM.
    04-08-2016 02:10 PM
  17. Wizard12's Avatar
    Went to AT&T store on 4/4 and bought the 64 Rose Gold. Very nice
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    04-09-2016 07:01 PM
  18. revolvet's Avatar
    Recent iPhone SE orders require 7-10 days for shipping. Apple probably uses on-demand manufacturing.
    04-10-2016 04:55 PM
  19. sdc1's Avatar
    I ordered my silver 64GB iPhone SE from O2 UK today, it's due for delivery on Wednesday 13th. I held off for a few days, not sure why but now I can't wait to get it. I'm "upgrading" from an iPhone 6.
    rellyrellz and libra89 like this.
    04-11-2016 12:52 PM
  20. rellyrellz's Avatar
    Just ordered my Silver 64GB SE on my Apple Store app. Also as sdc1 said I've been holding off a bit I'm ready to scale down and upgrade from my 6 Plus. Will be trading my 6 Plus back since I was on the 18/24 att next plan. Now just 7-10 before its ships and now I wait.....
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    04-11-2016 01:33 PM
  21. alias3800's Avatar
    For what it's worth, I ordered mine end of the day Friday - it's Monday now, three days later, and it just arrived.

    T-mobile FTW!
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    04-11-2016 06:57 PM
  22. JakubRWrobel's Avatar
    SE shipped last night (the 13th in China; the 12th in Chicago) and should be in my hands this Friday the 15th; can't wait!
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    04-13-2016 10:11 AM
  23. James Falconer's Avatar
    SE shipped last night (the 13th in China; the 12th in Chicago) and should be in my hands this Friday the 15th; can't wait!
    Woo! Exciting!

    Has been awhile since I've had that feeling, maybe I should order one
    04-18-2016 11:18 AM
  24. rellyrellz's Avatar
    Preparing for shipment!
    libra89 likes this.
    04-20-2016 08:05 PM
  25. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    Ordered 64 GB silver SE from Best Buy online late last night. Available for next day air. Shipped today for delivery tomorrow.
    Lefty724 and libra89 like this.
    04-20-2016 08:56 PM
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