In the middle of last year, Apple returned to launch a very special iPhone: the iPhone SE. An iPhone designed for a certain audience who want a powerful and durable iPhone at a very affordable price. And now we know that the British government has signed an agreement with Apple for the acquisition of 11,000 iPhone SE.
And it is precisely this market one of the main ones for the iPhone SE, as a business phone or which can be used by public administrations. In this case, they will be 11,000 British civil servants
The UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has reportedly acquired 11,000 iPhone SE phones with IBM support via the XMA distributor. This department manages the policy of social assistance, pension and child support. It is the UK’s largest public service, administering state pensions and various work, disability and health benefits for 20 million applicants.
IPhone SE becomes important
The UK has a good relationship with Apple, they have already acquired iPads for their political representatives on previous occasions. The 11,000 phones purchased are all models iPhone SE (2020) 64 GB
In addition, these iPhone SEs include IBM support with official apps and with special government issued labels. The labels are tamper-proof and waterproof, allowing the office to protect its devices. Each tag has a barcode and number linked to the IMEI and serial number of the phone.
Despite this, the the price of each device is 5% lower to which Apple sells the iPhone SE in the country. The price is around 380 pounds, while the selling price is 399 pounds in the UK country.
While we’re expecting an iPhone SE 3 that we think we know a lot about, it looks like 2021 won’t happen. It’s a very successful iPhone and this UK government decision proves it, the iPhone SE can be very interesting for administrations.