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New details found about upcoming iPhone 9 in iOS 14 code

/ 06:52 PM March 18, 2020
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Apple logo is displayed at store in Shanghai. Image: AFP/Hector Retamal via AFP Relaxnews

While Apple’s current flagships have been designated as the 11 series, rumors have been circulating about an upcoming device called the iPhone 9, a model slated to become the brand’s entry-level device.

On Monday, 9To5Mac reported that they have discovered new details about Apple’s upcoming entry-level handset, allegedly called the iPhone 9 (or possibly the iPhone SE 2), in the iOS 14 code.

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Accompanying the 4.7-inch iPhone 9 will be a bigger, 9 Plus iteration possibly with a 5.5-inch display; the pair will effectively replace the current iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Both are expected to be powered by the same processor as the iPhone 11 lineup: the A13 Bionic chip.

Like the 8 series, the 9 is expected to have a physical home button, an LCD display and a Touch ID sensor. Bringing the entry-level model up-to-date, this pair of phones are expected to support Apple Pay and Express Transit.

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If these devices do materialize, they are likely to be introduced this spring like the iPhone SE did in 2016. RGA

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TOPICS: Apple, entry-level, iOS, iPhone, smartphones
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