AppleInsider: iPhone SE selling well, experiencing shipping delays and stock-outs

Over the first weekend of sales of the new iPhone SE, we saw a lot of headlines that talked about "lackluster" sales of the new 4-inch phone. Those appear to have been based on the lack of the usual lines that accompany the launch of Apple's flagship iPhones like the iPhone 6s, as AppleInsider checked a number of stores and found that the iPhone SE is not only showing shipping delays in many places, but is actually out of stock in a number of stores.

For example, the site found that "the fastest a new iPhone SE will arrive from Apple in the U.S. is next Tuesday, April 12, and that's just select models." AppleInsider found other models to be unavailable until April 20. 

That's not all -- the 16GB models seem to have better availability than the 64GB devices, with the site finding that the more expensive model with additional storage has an arrival date two weeks or more later than the less expensive 16GB version.

AppleInsider also found that this is the case internationally, which makes sense as many analysts believe that the less-expensive iPhone SE will be a hit in emerging markets such as Brazil, China, and India.