There has been no deficiency of leaks about an upcoming, affordable iPhone, quite often named as the iPhone SE 2 or the iPhone 9. However, reports have indicated that Apple is working on another version, probably on the iPhone 9 Plus, which will be launched alongside the iPhone 9.
They have revealed that Apple is working on two affordable iPhones for an upcoming launch. The two new phones could be the successors to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. According to the report, 9to5Mac scoured through the source code of iOS 14 and found out information about Apple’s plans for the second phone.
What Can You Expect From the New iPhones?
According to the rumor mill, the two new iPhones will see the return of the physical home button on the front of the device. Since the phones are geared towards an affordable price point and won’t be flagship devices, Apple will skip out on the FaceID authentication and revive TouchID.
Users will be able to use TouchID for authenticating payments on Apple Pay and also scan NFC tags in the background, a feature that is currently only available with the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and the iPhone 11 series.
9to5Mac also suggests that the two new iPhones will run on Apple’s A13 Bionic chipset on iOS 14, which is the same chipset that powers the iPhone 11 series.
The smaller iPhone is anticipated to possess a 4.7-inch LCD screen, a form factor seen previously on multiple iPhones. The Plus variant is expected to exhibit a 5.5-inch LCD screen. The smaller variant is expected to have a price tag of $399 (about Rs 30,000), the same amount that the original iPhone SE starts.
At this price tag, the new iPhones will compete with multiple Android devices in the entry-level premium segment. They will be great buys for those looking to upgrade from their older iPhones, but don’t want to shell out over Rs. 70,000 for a new iPhone.
The two new iPhones were expected to launch at Apple’s annual March event, which the tech giant canceled due to Coronavirus fears. Apple has not yet revealed any official date for the release of its new iPhones.
Apple’s launch plans may have snatched a hit because of the coronavirus outbreak, but that hasn’t halted the company from functioning on new hardware. New iOS software has given more indications about the upcoming budget iPhones.
Previous announcements claimed that Apple is working on small compact iPhone SE2. However, the latest disclosure, spotted by 9to5Mac, claims that there’s more than one budget device that Apple is working on.
In the code for iOS 14, according to the report, there was information about a more massive Apple iPhone SE/ iPhone 9. If the story turns out to be accurate, this new line-up may be the replacement of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Another interesting design choice will be the recovery of the home button on the iPhones. Evidence about the once-iconic home button has been found in the new software. The home button was terminated after the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
These design choices will provide Apple enough room to lower the prices of the new iPhones. The phones will bring an NFC reader and will also be eligible to use Apple Pay. The new phones will help Apple fight against in the entry-level premium segment that is primarily dominated by its Android counterparts. The devices will also be an outstanding pick for Apple buyers who stay out the latest technology to get substantial price cuts