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iPhone 9 Plus: iOS 14 Code Reveals its Existence; May Release Alongside the iPhone 9

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A small section has been claiming online that Apple is working on two and not one budget iPhone for 2020. This did not receive as much attention as the main rumors on the 4.7-inch iPhone 9 or iPhone SE2. It has now emerged that there is evidence buried under the codes of iOS 14 to suggest that there will be another phone with a larger display and in all probability may be named the iPhone 9 Plus. The uncomplicated logic here is these two devices will be the replacements for the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. Some of the other assumptions appearing earlier are being reiterated.

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Not Much Change in the Rumored Claims on the iPhone 9

A new report based on the research on iOS 14 code confirms that there is going to be one 4.7-inch display iPhone with the A13 Bionic chipset and Touch ID and a physical home button, etc. This could be the same about which a whole lot has already been written. It is likely to be priced at $399 and the claim has been all along that this phone would be released by Apple in the first quarter of 2020. That is now out of the window since the first quarter is as good as over and the market internationally is in turmoil due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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What has emerged new is another iPhone that could sport a larger display, be fitted with the same A13 Bionic processor and Touch ID. There may be other differentials as in the camera configuration.

Some New Features Not Present in Earlier Models

Those arguing in favor of these two new iPhone models say that the earlier models of iPhones still in the hands of customers, like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 can’t be used for say, Apple Pay or Express Transit feature, etc. Features like scanning NFC tags can also be introduced in these phones. Apple can then hope to convert the millions of iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 users into buying these iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus models. On the face of it, this appears a very well-thought-out strategy.

However, one must hasten to add here that most of these arguments are purely speculative in nature and are subject to confirmation from Apple. It is also not certain when these phones will be released assuming the information has indeed some substance. There is uncertainty on the nomenclature of the models as well.

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Apple iPhone 9 – New Leaks Claim the Device is Already in Production and Might Launch Soon

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  • Fresh rumors claim mass production of Apple’s iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus has commenced
  • The device could probably be announced online by April if we don’t see an update on or before March 31
  • iPhone 9 will most likely have the same design and form factor as iPhone 8
  • The Facial ID feature won’t be part of the iPhone 9

Ending months and even years of speculation, it is now being claimed that Apple’s successor to the iPhone 8, the iPhone 9, will start shipping very soon. The device is under mass production currently and you should not be surprised if the company makes the announcement before March 31, 2020. At best, it could be April, not beyond that. It is also suggested that there is now no confusion on the name of the model either, it’s going to be the iPhone 9.

See also –iPhone SE2 or iPhone 9? Apple’s Budget Phone is Just Weeks Away from Launch

Are There Any Fresh Rumors on the Specifications?

There are no new revelations on the specifications of the iPhone 9.

The phone will follow the external design and form factor of the iPhone 8. The display will be 4.7-inches in size and the bezels will all be there. Bezel sizes have not been reduced as was anticipated by fans. There will be the physical home button which will also function as the fingerprint sensor. The Touch ID technology will be very much in action. There won’t be any Facial ID feature on this device.

The camera section on the iPhone 9 is tipped to have just a single 12MP shooter. Rumors say an identical 12MP sensor will come fitted as the front camera as well. The A13 Bionic chipset is going to be a game-changer along with 3GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. Another 128GB variant is also expected to be launched along with this.


There is no definite information on the battery size and whether there will be fast charging support to it. The general expectation is that the battery size will be bumped to handle the increasing power requirement with the new and improved processor. The operating system is likely to be the iOS 13.4 version and will get upgraded to the iOS 14 when the new software version is released later in the year.

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Will There Be iPhone 9 Plus As Well?

The rumors go on to predict that while all the attention has been on the iPhone 9, Apple is going to launch an iPhone 9 Plus model as well. There have been very little by way of rumors and leaks on this model. If it is going to be the successor to the iPhone 8 Plus, then the display size could be 5.5-inches. The camera setup in the rear could see a dual-sensor arrangement. There should be no doubt that the A13 Bionic chipset will be fitted on this model too. There is a case for increasing the RAM to 4GB or at least add a 4GB variant with the 256GB onboard storage. The battery will have to be larger than the 2,700mAh unit found on the iPhone 8 Plus.

 

Read Also – iPhone 9 Plus: iOS 14 Code Reveals its Existence; May Release Alongside the iPhone 9

What is the Launch Date of the iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus?

There are no official release dates for these models but we can expect them to be announced before the end of April.

The only debate that’s going around is when Apple will be releasing the device in the market, particularly since it is being confirmed that its mass production has commenced. The company just announced its iPad Pro models without any fanfare. It was just a media release and the pre-orders started immediately. Will it follow the same pattern with the iPhone 9 too? You will have to wait to know the answer to this.

What Could Be The Price of the iPhone 9 and 9 Plus?

The rumors have continued to hold that Apple will fix a price of $399 for the 64GB variant of the iPhone 9. The 128GB variant may be sold at $449. There are no indications of what the prices of the iPhone 9 Plus would be.

 

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iPad Pro – Apple Organizing Direct Deliveries to Customers from China

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Customers in the US who had placed their orders for the new iPad Pro 11-inch or 12.9-inch models can expect to receive the device by March 25, 2020. The iPads are being shipped directly from China to the customers’ addresses by courier. In the normal circumstances, this might not have been known but UPS, the courier service, has a tracking system in place and it is showing the details. One individual has shared the screenshot of the tracking page on the UPS site which has all the information.

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UPS My Choice – the Place to Go

UPS allows customers to register for a service UPS My Choice which is a free service. Once you are subscribed to this you can use the order number to track your consignment. The screenshot is a result of one such customer whose location is not mentioned in the tracking report. It says the packet is in transit from Chengdu, China and UPS Worldwide Express Service has picked it up from there on March 20, 2020, and says it will be delivered by the end of day on March 25, 2020.

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It has also been reported that the first lot of orders stand closed and fresh orders being booked from now will get delivered during the first week of April. While there are restrictions on humans traveling from China to the US, there is no restriction on cargo being shipped out of China and received in the United States. You may recall that the Magic Keyboards are not being shipped now. You will have to wait till May 2020 for that.

Apple had soft-launched the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models earlier this week with prices starting at $799 for the 11-inch iPad Pro and $999 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

If you have ordered the iPad Pro, the UPS My Choice may be the way to track your order.

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Apple’s iPhone 12 to be Released on Time Despite the Coronavirus Effect

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Despite the majority of Apple’s factories in China grappling hard against the COVID-19 outbreak, Apple continues to prepare for the launch of the iPhone 12 as scheduled. A report released on Thursday confirms that the company’s new product launch cycle is yet to take a hit due to the global COVID-19 outbreak.

The report published originally by Bloomberg cites sources having knowledge about the matter. Apple’s next product launch event in Fall will feature an iPhone 12 lineup. The next-gen lineup is expected to have the first of 5G iPhones.

Apple’s supply was impacted severely as factories in China had to remain shut down after the Chinese New Year holidays. Foxconn, one of Apple’s major component manufacturers, is still fighting to resume normalcy in production after shutting down operations in early February.

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Apple’s production cycle depends severely on component supplies. If there are not enough supplies, the assembly centers won’t be working as intended. As per Bloomberg’s report, a person working with Apple’s supply system cites low component supplies as the reason for operations moving at a below-par speed.

Apple usually has its new flagship devices up for public launch in September followed by the start of mass production in May. This schedule gives the component suppliers a fair bit of time to regroup and still deliver. Foxconn has promised to resume production as usual by the end of March.

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Reports suggest that Apple had already built the test versions for its upcoming iPhone 12 lineup. Despite a lag in production for its existing products, Apple was able to complete the production of test devices for its new lineup before the factories had shut down in February.

Chinese factories are not the only reasons for Apple to worry about. Malaysia, a country home to more than five of Apple’s suppliers, has forced them to shut down for two weeks. The country has issued self-quarantine orders to restrict the spread of COVID-19.

Apple is also relying on the United Kingdom, South Korea, Italy, the United States, and Germany. COVID-19 has left Italy reeling while affecting the other mentioned countries also severely. It is an obvious guess that Apple will have to expect a delay in production.

In case Apple does pull off the required production for a September launch, it will have to send engineers to Chinese factories for testing the new lineup.

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