A lot of case models and retail channels suggest that news about the iPhone is imminent, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
I was a little surprised to receive an email from a small iPhone case maker sharing the details of their new iPhone 9 case, and now it seems to be no exception, but a wave. Is Apple to introduce the device?
Apple’s announcement in March?
Apple’s rumored sites are full of reported cases of cases for the iPhone 9. 9to5Mac tells us that device cases hit retailers (including Best Buy) with «once on the market on April 5».
Apple is believed to have ordered 30 million devices manufactured in January. The new iPad Pro, Macs and iPhone 9 were expected to be unveiled at a special event in March 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic meant that no major public events occurred.
Speculation has it that the introduction of the new iPhone could be delayed. (Apple introduced a new MacBook Air and iPad Pro last week.)
The presence of device cases in the supply chain makes it plausible to believe that the launch of an iPhone 9 is imminent, possibly starting April 5. This makes it likely that we will hear more about the product during the week, most likely through an Apple press release posted one morning in Cupertino.
Update: Since this song was originally released, we now hear speculation that the device may not appear until April 15th.
What to expect from the iPhone 9?
The circulating projects seem to confirm the specifications that the experts (including me) have been meditating on since the appearance of rumors about the product. These include the presence of a camera look and body design similar to that of the 4.7-inch camera. iPhone 8.
Apple’s iPhone 9 is expected to use an A13 chip, as used in the current iPhone, and use Touch ID instead of Face ID for biometric authentication. It is also expected to be more accessible, which should expand the market for Apple smartphones, while allowing consumers, already affected by the personal and financial consequences of Coronavirus, to upgrade their existing devices more easily.
Although it may seem like a minor point given the ongoing pandemic, a device with lower costs could work well in today’s very, very difficult environment.
To summarize expectations at this time:
- 4.7 in. LCD screen, resolution 750 x 1334.
- Apple A13 Bionic chipset.
- Touch the ID start button.
- Single lens room.
- A potential of 3 GB RAM (instead of 2 GB).
- From 64 GB storage space.
- Price from 399 USD.
It was claimed that the company could introduce a larger model of the device, similar to the iPhone 8 Plus.
IOS 13.4.1 is coming
Despite the pandemic, Apple has put a lot of effort into the development of iOS 13.4 and is now believed to have put the rapid development of iOS 13.4.1, which implements major bug fixes. This follows the release of iOS 13.4 on March 24.
Traditionally, Apple is pushing a relatively large version of iOS before introducing a new product. The new iPad Pro was launched this week. It seems plausible to expect some components of iOS 13.4.1 to also accept the new iPhone 9 when it comes.
Apple may announce the product, but logistical challenges suggest that the offer may be limited once it is revealed, and plans for the iPhone 12 may be delayed. There is no doubt that most people will not be as focused on the new version of Apple as they normally would be.
Globally, the focus is on COVID-19, which has killed thousands, infected hundreds of thousands, and is spreading rapidly in the United States and around the world.
We may receive more information about the launch plans of the Apple iPhone 9 this week. In the meantime, I urge all readers to take care of themselves and their communities these days.