Past reports have claimed that Apple has been working on a smaller iPhone that will probably succeed the iPhone SE phone from 2016. While initial reports called iPhone SE 2, newer reports have claimed that it could be arriving as iPhone 9. Multiple reports have claimed that Apple may unveil it in March this year. A fresh report on Bloomberg states that the mass production of the low cost iPhone will kick off in February.
The report states that the production of the handset will be divided between three manufacturers in Taiwan such as Hon Hai Precision Industry which is also known as Foxconn, Pegatron Corp and Winstron Corp. As previous reports have claimed that the appearance of the iPhone will be inspired from the older the iPhone 8.
As OnLeaks had revealed through the CAD renders, the iPhone 9 is expected to sport a 4.7-inch display along with thick bezels. The bottom bezel will be home for its Touch ID sensor. The iPhone 9 will be fueled by Apple A13 Bionic chipset. It is the same SoC that drives the iPhone 11 series.
The handset is expected to feature a single camera along with an LED flash on its back. It is speculated that it could be coming with a larger sibling called iPhone 9 Plus. The iPhone 9 may cost $399 whereas the iPhone 9 Plus could be priced at $499.
Apple is yet to confirm on the existence of the iPhone 9 series. With the mass production poised to begin in February, the Cupertino company may announce the new low cost iPhones in March.