Apple iPhone 9 listed on Chinese e-commerce website, launch imminent
Apple's much-awaited low-cost handset, which is unofficially being referred to as the iPhone 9, has appeared on a Chinese e-commerce website. JD.com has activated a placeholder page for the upcoming iPhone, hinting at its imminent launch. The iPhone 9 has reportedly seen a delay due to the global coronavirus pandemic, but is now expected to be launched on April 15.
The product page doesn't reveal any specifications, pricing, or availability details about the upcoming iPhone. However, it is a good indication that the handset is likely to go official sometime soon. Separately, there have been rumors claiming this low-cost model will be called iPhone SE or iPhone SE 2, but the listing suggests Apple might stick with the iPhone 9 moniker.
Thanks to a barrage of leaks and reports, we know the iPhone 9 will look pretty much the same as iPhone 8. It will bear a conventional rectangular screen with thick bezels on the top and bottom, single rear and front camera, Touch ID home button, and a Lightning port. However, Apple plans to offset this outdated design with powerful internals.
The iPhone 9, as per leaks, will come with an Apple A13 processor - the same flagship chipset that powers the premium iPhone 11 models. Under the hood, it is likely to pack 3GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB of storage, and run on iOS 13. The regular model will offer a 4.7-inch screen but Apple might also introduce a Plus version with a 5.5-inch display.
The upcoming iPhone is speculated to be launched at a starting price of $399 (roughly Rs. 30,000) for the entry-level 64GB storage model. Interestingly, this is the same price at which the original iPhone SE had made its debut in March 2016.