A report from a highly reliable source, 9to5Mac stated that the new budget iPhone rumored to be called iPhone 9 will rather carry the name iPhone SE. It will simply be the 2020 edition of the smartphone. It would be available in three colors – white, black and red (Product RED), with a choice of silicone cases (white, black) and leather (red, black, midnight blue). Furthermore, the handset would as well be available in three storage capacities: 64, 128 and 256 GB.
The device would borrow its design and screen size, 4.7 inches. It would benefit from better autonomy, an A13 chip, support for the CarKey API, and will come without 3D Touch.
iPhone SE Launch May Be Sooner Than Schedule
According to the recent reports, Apple should launch the pre-orders for the iPhone SE today. And if you still have doubts about that, there is a new clue from the brand itself. Apple has updated the Belkin InvisiGlass Ultra screen protector page for iPhone 8 and 7 a little too early. In the United States, the page indicates that this product may also be suitable for the iPhone SE. It’s the one that should be announced today.
It is worth mentioning that recently, Foxconn, the most important industrial partner to Apple, has confirmed to its investors that they are still able to prepare the iPhone 12 models that support the fifth-generation networks for the launch in the fall. This is despite the global turmoil because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
iPhone SE Pricing
There was no info to state if a Plus version will be offered, as can be found in the code of iOS 14. Prices for the iPhone SE would start at $399, like its predecessor. It will be a cheap successor to the iPhone 8.
Investors are afraid that the production schedules may be affected in the face of the outbreak of the virus. And there are many questions whether Apple is able to move forward as usual and launch new iPhones on time.