Media reported that recentrumors of the entry-level new iPhone have been swirling. In addition to the revelations from well-known Apple analyst Guo Mingyu, there are plenty of signs that Apple will release a new 4.7-inch LCD screen this spring, withmedia 9to5mac compiling the currently known rumors. The first is the naming. The previous news was the iPhone SE2, but the latest rumor is that the iPhone 9 is more likely. The latter sounds more reasonable, considering that the design is similar to that of the iPhone 8.
The latest rendering shows that the iPhone 9 is very close to the iPhone 8 in appearance, including a 4.7-inch screen, Touch ID Home key, but with a matte glass back cover similar to the iPhone 11 Pro. Color matching options are available in grey, silver and red.
In addition, the iPhone 9 is about 7.8mm thick (about 0.5mm thicker than the iPhone 8). In terms of configuration, the A13 processor will be upgraded with 3GB of memory (1GB less than the iPhone 11) and will continue to be equipped with a single camera.
According to Mr. Guo, the iPhone 9 starts at 64GB and starts at $3,999, with the 128GB version likely to cost $499 or $499.
Earlier, Mr Guo predicted that the iPhone 9 would be available in the first quarter of this year. Apple has been used to holding a launch in March for the past few years, so it’s more likely to release in the first quarter of this year.
9to5mac believes the iPhone 9 will be supported by iOS in the coming years thanks to the upgrade of the A13 processor. Apple is targeting users such as the iPhone 6.
In addition, because the iPhone 6 doesn’t support iOS 13, these users are no longer able to access Apple’s latest services, such as Apple Arcade and Apple TV.
The arrival of the iPhone 9 will allow these users to upgrade at a lower cost and thus increase the active user base of Apple’s new service.