If you wanted an iPhone SE new from Apple, you've probably missed your chance

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The unexpected return of the iPhone SE to the U.S. online Apple Store in a clearance sale has ended after only a day of availability, as the company has run out of stock.

Apple quietly put the iPhone SE up for sale under its Clearance section online, with brand new and unopened units being sold at a discount, with the 32-gigabyte version priced at only $249 while the 128-gigabyte version was just $299. This represented respective discounts of $100 and $150 before Apple removed the iPhone SE from sale in the store.

The iPhone SE started being sold at the discount prices on Saturday, but evidently there either wasn't much stock available or it proved highly popular, as by Monday the Clearance page no longer lists the device at all.

Packing an A9 processor, the iPhone SE is a more compact device than the other models Apple currently offers, sporting a four-inch display with Touch ID that's much smaller than the 4.7-inch and larger screens of the rest of the iPhone roster. Apple discontinued sale of the iPhone SE in September, alongside the iPhone X, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 6S Plus.

While there have been rumors for a while suggesting Apple will be bringing out a successor to the iPhone SE, there has yet to be any inkling that such a device will be launched by the company anytime soon.

Here's where you can still get an iPhone SE

Although iPhone SE devices are becoming harder to find, there are still several third-party retailers that have the phones in stock. If you want a new model, eBay is your best bet. If you're open to a refurbished model, Amazon and BuyBackWorld are viable options.

Retailers with the iPhone SE in stock: