Past few months have been very turbulent regarding any news about the iPhone 9 announcement. It wasn’t clear whether Apple is still planning to announce a successor to the iPhone SE until very recently.
Before the coronavirus outbreak locked down the entire world, the iPhone 9 unveiling date was penciled in for 31st of March. With raising corners over COVID-19 situation, there was a buzz around Apple postponing the iPhone 9 launch until June or even November. But luckily Apple might be making a U-turn and launch the new iPhone in a few weeks.
We can expect the price of the iPhone 9 to start at $349 (£399) which will turn out to be a fascinating entry into the mid-range market. This might be a good time for people who need a new phone but do not want to splash a lot of cash on an upgrade.
Talking about the design, iPhone 9 won’t be a revolutionary piece of hardware. On the contrary, it will feature iPhone 8 like bezels wrapped around the screen and a physical home button on the front. Mind you, it won’t be an in-display Touch ID. You can read more about the design specifics that have leaked before on our blog here.
Since there’s a lot of uncertainty, Apple plans might change once again, so we are not holding our breath. Hopefully Apple can do an online launch and the iPhone 9 will finally see the light of day.
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