The endless wait for the smaller screen sub $500 iPhone from Apple may be launched pretty soon, after all. This information is coming through a Japanese source, where Apple buys some of its components. The key argument being made by this source is that Apple will be calling it the iPhone 9 and not iPhone SE2.
iPhone 9 Makes a Lot of Sense Too
Any analysis of the nomenclature game will suggest that the name iPhone 9 suits this phone better. Apple jumped from the iPhone 8 to the special edition phones in the iPhone X series. So, the iPhone 9 is missing in the numbering. Interestingly, all rumors have suggested that this new phone will take most of the design factors from the iPhone 8 and naming it the iPhone 9 might just be apt. Experts seem to concur that the number suffix to smartphone has come to ring better with the customers or users of the devices.
Latest Processor to Boost Performance
There appear to be no doubts that the new iPhone 9 will have a 4.7-inch display. The more exciting information is that the A13 Bionic chipset will be powering the new phone. This processor is already fitted on the iPhone 11 series phones released earlier this year. The new smaller-sized phone can, therefore, be expected to offer a high level of performance. The RAM is predicted to be 3GB and will add to the speed with which the phone will function.
iPhone 9 May be Launched in the First Quarter
Phone Arena expects that the iPhone 9 will be launched in 2020 in the first quarter itself as has been rumored all along. This again stands to logic since the customer base that Apple is targeting with its premium offerings in September each year is quite different from the ones expected to buy the iPhone 9. There have been reports earlier that Apple does hold an event in the first quarter to launch its products. The iPhone SE itself was launched in the first part of the year.
Price and Other Details
Taking many aspects into consideration, the projection is that the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE2 will be priced at $399. This may be the base price for the 64GB version with the 128GB version being sold at $499. There is even the speculation that Apple is targeting the users of the iPhone 6 and 6s who are looking to upgrade. These phones may fall out of the regular software support from Apple.
Await more confirmations to emerge on most of the above in the course of the next few weeks.