Confirming most of the rumors floating around for the past several months, a new report has emerged from China that says the trial production of a new iPhone device has already started. The report confirms the name of the handset will be iPhone 9 and suggests that the launch will happen in March 2020. The report goes on to claim that Apple has already placed orders for 30 million units of this new device to the manufacturing units in China.
Regular Production to Commence from February
This report appearing in a Chinese site MyDrivers quotes supply chain sources and says that the regular mass production of the iPhone 9 will commence in the next couple of weeks. The suggestion is that the company will be launching this device in the first quarter of the year itself. This is a reconfirmation of the rumors of the past.
No Fresh Word on the Specifications
However, the report has not thrown any fresh light on what the specifications and features of the iPhone 9 will be. If you go by the speculations so far, the phone will have a form factor like the iPhone 8 and the display size would be 4.7inches. The processor is likely to the Bionic A13 chipset that you have on the iPhone 11. The RAM is likely to be 3GB and the internal storage will be in two variants, 64GB and 128GB. There could be a 256GB variant as well.
It is not clear if the camera section will see any major change from the iPhone 8. The assumption is that a12MP rear camera and a 10MP front camera may be adopted.
Guesswork on Pricing Continues
The latest report on the iPhone 9 from China suggests the phone may be selling for CNY3,000, which converts to around $432. This is marginally higher than the $399 speculated so far.
With Apple, many changes are made before the device is finally launched and officially revealed by the company. If the launch date is March 2020, then the wait may not be very long.