A recent report had revealed that Apple will be launching the iPhone 9 as the iPhone SE 2. Before the news, the next-gen compact and affordable model which will be a successor to the iPhone SE was speculated to launch this year as iPhone 9. Despite the new report, a third-party retailer is now accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 9 on Jingdong (JD.com) in China.
The listing is generating a lot of discussions among Apple fans. The third-part store known as JD Sanfang Store listed the iPhone 9 to start shipping between May 1 and May 10.
The landing page does not reveal any detail of the iPhone 9 except that it won’t have support for 5G connectivity. Of course, Apple has not yet launch a 5G phone and we don’t expect the iPhone 9 to beat the flagship models to that crown. There also no pictures of the device on display.
The iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2 has been tipped to be launched on April 15 and go on sale from April 22. But like all details of Apple’s unannounced product, information about the product has been a closely guarded secret. The company is yet to officially announce a launch date for the smartphone.