It looks like Apple is preparing not one, but two new ‘budget’ iPhones with the rumored iPhone 9 Plus.
We already know that an iPhone 9, a.k.a iPhone SE 2, is in the works. However, the folks from 9to5Mac found evidence in a code buried on iOS 14 that a 5.5-inch entry-level iPhone is also on the works.
The iPhone 9 is rumored to borrow the same 4.7-inch screen body of the iPhone 8. With that, it’s just logical to think that this 5.5-inch rumored iPhone will be the iPhone 9 Plus — or iPhone SE 2 Plus, whatever Apple decides to call it.
With that, we can expect the Plus model to have some of the characteristics that the iPhone 9 is rumored to have.
For starts, Apple will bring back the physical fingerprint scanner (TouchID) on these devices. This also means that they will have thicker top and bottom bezels, instead of the infamous notch that the iPhone X has.
What’s more interesting is, the iPhone 9 and 9 Plus will sport newer hardware on the inside. Rumor has it that they will be powered by the new A13 Bionic chip that the iPhone 11 series have.
This is good news for those who want a powerful iPhone but bothered about the large and bulky designs that the newer models have.
The new iPhone 9 and 9 Plus budget smartphones were rumored to be unveiled this March. But with the COVID-19 canceling pretty much everything right now, the devices’ launch might be moved. In the meantime, we’ve compiled everything we know about the iPhone 9 for you to check out.