Rumor: iPhone 9 coming in March, leak suggests
The notion Apple plans to introduce a lower-end iPhone SE replacement continues to accumulate consent, today OnLeaks has published pictures purporting to show the iPhone 9.
What is the iPhone 9?
Speculation suggests Apple will replace iPhone SE with a new device it calls iPhone 9.
This has been expected to slip snugly into the gap between iPhone 8 and iPhone X-series devices – and cunningly leaves the iPhone SE name handily available in the event Apple ever listens to reason and SHIPS THE 4-INCH iPHONE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WANT.
Sorry about the caps.
So, the iPhone 9 is what people are saying is the replacement for the iPhone SE – though it is arguably more realistic to see it as a replacement for the iPhone 8, which Apple still sells (and was/is an excellent iPhone).
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The latest OnLeaks leak suggests iPhone 9 will retain the iPhone 8 shape, retain a single lens camera and Touch ID sensor and a 4.7-inch display.
It should have an A13 Bionic chip. And no headphone jack, according to iGeeksBlog, which reported the new leak first.
The leak claims the device will be 0.5mm thicker than iPhone 8 at 7.8mm, with height and width unchanged. He anticipates 64GB and 128GB models and Space Gray, Silver and (PRODUCT) RED options.
One more thing?
He reckons the device will ship at the end of March.
Apple clearly isn’t selling enough iPhone 8 devices.
That’s a mixed blessing as it means people are picking up on iPhone 11, but as it pushes into new markets and moves to broaden its market offering it needs to juice up its entry level phones – and iPhone 9 is the result.
It replaces iPhone 8, not the SE.
Which still begs the question: “Where is the iPhone SE replacement?” I remain convinced there’s lots of desire for smaller iPhones and haven’t yet seen a convincing reason not to offer one of these