Earlier it was reported that iPhone might cancel the release of new compact and cheaper iPhone 9 or iPhone SE2 amid Coronavirus crisis. However, the rumors are still circulating around.
The rumors about a compact and cheaper iPhone SE 2 which is also known as iPhone 9 are increasing after the first accessories have arrived at the Best Buy chain. It is believed that Apple could introduce the smartphone, which is traded as an iPhone 9, this week.
According to experts, the Apple iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9 will connect the worlds of the 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and the powerful iPhone 11. In recent weeks there has also been speculation about a 5.5-inch Plus model that could completely replace the entire iPhone 8 family. The fact that the release of a new compact smartphone with an iOS operating system is imminent is now being indicated by the first protective cases, which according to 9to5Mac should already be in the stores of the US electronics retailer Best Buy.
Dealers should only advertise the accessories from April 5
In detail, there is talk of an Urban Armor Gear case, which is labeled “New iPhone 4.7-inch 2020”. The tipsters made it clear to their colleagues that Best Buy was encouraged not to include the product in their range until April 5 and to advertise it. Thus, one could assume that Apple will go public this week with official information on the iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9. Due to the continuing circulating coronavirus, no keynote is expected. The starting shot is expected to be given with a simple update of the Apple Store.
Many factors remain unclear. The rumor mill discusses the possible display technology, the choice between Touch ID or Face ID and of course the price. A reamed iPhone 8, including the Apple A13 Bionic processor, is very popular and is to be sold for a price starting at $ 399. A photo of the Urban Armor protective case also indicates that you can count on a horizontally arranged dual camera instead of a square camera module known from the iPhone 11. In addition, it remains exciting what name the smartphone will carry.