Apple iPhone 9 is finally coming out in the form of iPhone SE 2 and most of the device details are already out. Most of the people knew about Apple working on a new budget phone which will be released in the first quarter of 2020 and will be the successor of the iPhone SE launched way back in 2016.
While everyone was calling it iPhone SE 2, the latest rumors suggest that the official name of the device will be Apple iPhone 9. Here are more details on the release date, price and features of the iPhone 9, along with reasons for the change in name.
Apple iPhone SE 2 will be Officially called as Apple iPhone 9
Apple iPhone 9 will be the official name instead of iPhone SE 2 is based on a report by the Japanese tech website which has predicted correct things earlier and has a good track record. The reason for the change in name is simple as the upcoming device is more similar to iPhone 8 and not iPhone SE and hence iPhone 9 should be more fitting.
According to a source cited by Mac Otakara, the upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone coming in early 2020 may be called the iPhone 9. Up until this point, the device has been presumed to be a new iPhone SE model. pic.twitter.com/m3tbQd9aNC
— Apple Hub (@theapplehub) December 7, 2019
Iphone SE2 will be called Iphone 9 😱 maybe it will be released in the quarter of 2020 😱😱 pic.twitter.com/VCiWcroYVr
— ᴋɪʀɪɴ 𝙆𝙀 𝙉𝙄 ? (@pedasbelacan) December 7, 2019
Apart from the fact, iPhone SE was small size budget phone with a 4-inch display, whereas the upcoming 2020 iPhone is way bigger and has a display size of 4.7-inches to 5.45-inches. Also, the whole deal with Apple is marketing and promotion, where iPhone SE 2 sounds way boring and iPhone 9 is fresh, smart and way more marketable.
Apple iPhone 9 Release Date, Price, Features
Apple iPhone 9 should be released around March 2020 as per most of the reports as Apple will follow the biannual launch from next year. As for the price range, most of the leaks put it around $399, but the iPhone 9 could also be priced as high as $449 or $499 and may have a bigger variant too.
It means iPhone SE 2 will release as iPhone 9 in Q1 2020 and iPhone SE 2 Plus will release as iPhone 9 Plus/Pro in Q1 2021. Apple iPhone 9 will feature the A13 Bionic chip which is the same processor used in the latest devices including iPhone 11.