The iPhone 9 looks set to launch in the near future, finally bringing a new cheap iPhone that many have been waiting for since the iPhone SE was unveiled back in 2016.
The iPhone 9 has finally just entered mass production, which implies that it could finally land soon.
iPhone 9 Enters Mass Production
According to a trustworthy leak, it has come to knowledge that iPhone 9 has supposedly entered mass production. This means that the development of the model could have been completed and Apple is now simply building up units of it, so that it has enough supply to meet demand when the iPhone 9 is announced.
The only real reason to doubt any of this, beyond the fact that the information isn’t official, is that the coronavirus had affected some factories in Apple uses for production.
We had initially covered various articles on this issue, especially in respect to its release date. It was initially anticipate to have launched in April 2020.
However, Apple just announced the iPad Pro 2020 range and if it was going to announce the iPhone 9 in the same month it would make sense to do so at the same time.
We can expect March 31 to be another date of launch for the iPhone 9, where it could possibly launch alongside new AirPods.
Now we’ve even see the iPad Pro 2020 launch earlier than expected, so it may be that the iPhone 9 launch has been pushed back indefinitely or it was never meant to happen in March, though we still can’t totally rule March out.
If not March then the next Apple event that we know of is WWDC 2020 June but its more software focused and June seems awfully far away for a device that’s already in mass production.
iPhone 9: A Walkdown
The name is confirmed by the company, and it’s either going to be iPhone 9. The iPhone 9 will be available at a cheaper price than other premium priced flagships in the same segment. iPhone 9 testing is complete, and is ready to hit the markets.
iPhone 9 will come with the specs and features as iPhone 11, but at a cheaper price tag. The device will come with a single main camera, probably the 12-megapixel camera as the current iPhone 11 series. Up front, iPhone 9 will have thick bezels on both sides with a physical home button, same as iPhone 8.
The upcoming iPhone 9 is expected to be powered by the latest Apple A13 Bionic chip with a 12-megapixel main camera as a single rear sensor and the same front-facing camera.
The display will be the same 4.7-inch LCD display, the one being used for iPhone 8. iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2 India price is expected to start at around Rs 30,000 to Rs 35,000.
The leaks show two variants: one with 64GB storage at $399 (around Rs 28,000 and a 128GB storage at $449 (around Rs 32,000).