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Apple launches $399 budget iPhone after coronavirus delay

Mass production of the new phones started in late March, a month behind schedule

Apple unveiled the second-generation iPhone SE on April 15. (Photo courtesy of Apple)

TAIPEI/PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Apple introduced its long-awaited budget iPhone model on Wednesday after the production schedule and expected release of the new device were delayed by about a month due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

The updated version of the iPhone SE comes in three colors -- black, white and red -- and will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, starting at $399.

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