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The next iPhone may be coming soon: 11 important things to know [The iPhone 9 – Apple’s missing iPhone]

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The iPhone 9 - Apple's missing iPhone.

Apple’s missing iPhone, iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2, may finally launch next month. Apple launched iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X in 2017. In 2018, the company launched iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max and the latest-generation iPhones (launched in 2019) are iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Apple jumped from iPhone 8 to iPhone 11, and there has been no iPhone 9. Also, the company is still to launch successor of iPhone SE launched in 2016.

So, speculations are high that the next iPhone, likely to launch next month, may be called iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9. Wonder what all specifications the upcoming iPhone will come with? Here are all the likely specifications, price, availability and more …

iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2 price may start at $399 (Rs 26,000 approximately)

Popular Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that the iPhone 9’s price will start at $399, approximately Rs 26,000.

iPhone SE too launched at $399 in March 2016, however, its starting price in India was Rs 39,000

iPhone 9’s overall design is speculated to be same as that of iPhone 8, with slimmer bezels

iPhone 9’s overall design is speculated to be same as that of iPhone 8, with slimmer bezels

Reports suggest that Apple has borrowed iPhone 8’s appearance for iPhone 9. The upcoming iPhone 9 is said to look same as iPhone 8 with slimmer bezels.

iPhone 9 is widely said to come in two screen sizes: 4.7-inch and 5.4-inch; smaller than the full-screen 2019 iPhones

Some reports claim that iPhone 9 may come in two screen sizes — 4.7 inch and 5.4 inch. Both the display sizes are smaller than 2019 iPhones. The smallest 2019 iPhone, iPhone 11 Pro, has screen size of 5.8 inch.

iPhone 9 may come with power button-mounted Touch ID sensor

There are mixed reports about iPhone 9 bringing the Home Button back to iPhones.

iPhone 9 is likely to run on A13 processor, same that powers Apple’s latest generation iPhones

Reports suggest that iPhone 9 may run on Apple’s latest-generation processor A13 Bionic. This is the same that also powers the company’s 2019 iPhones — iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone Pro Max.

iPhone 9 may pack 3GB RAM, 1GB less RAM than iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 9 is reported to come with 3GB RAM. While Apple never reveals RAM size of its iPhones, however, as per teardown iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro pack 4GB RAM. This means that RAM in iPhone 9 will be 1GB less than that of iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.

iPhone 9 is likely to come in 2 storage options — 64 and 128GB

Single rear camera at the back, just like iPhone XR10 / 12Single rear camera at the back, just like iPhone XR
iPhone 9 is said to come with single camera at the back. The expected specifications are: single f/1.8 lens at the back, likely to be 12 megapixel.

May come in Red colour option

Though not much information is available about colour variants of iPhone 9, some reports suggest that Apple may launch a Red colour variant of the device.

Apple is likely to launch iPhone 9 in March, is expected to arrive in India too in the same month

Reports suggest that Apple is expected to launch iPhone 9 in mid-March. It’s highly likely that the phone may launch in India too in the same month.

Neha Bansal is a Delhi based engineering graduate and has done her Post Graduation in Human Resource Management. She has a deep interest in startups, business & technology.

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