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Here’s why Apple wants to launch the iPhone 9 as soon as possible

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Over the past few months, there have been reports that Apple was working on a new affordable iPhone. For a while, the reports had it that the device would be the iPhone SE 2. However, recent reports suggest that it could actually be the iPhone 9 and it could launch early this year. In fact, it appears that Apple wants to launch the device as soon as possible, very likely within the first quarter of 2020.

We now have more details about the upcoming iPhone 9. Reports of a potential iPhone 9 started coming up in December 2019. Now, the current testing of the product has ended. This means that Apple is planning to launch the device very soon.

With the rush, it appears that Apple is targeting emerging markets such as India. This makes sense as Apple is already losing its hold on the market that is now highly-dominated by Chinese brands. So, Apple probably wants to retain its hold with the launch of an affordable iPhone 9.

Also, according to reports, the iPhone 9 is basically the same as the previously-rumored iPhone SE 2. If this is the case, then it means that it will likely come with the earlier-rumored specs.

So, the iPhone 9 may come with a 4.7-inch display with Touch ID fingerprint authentication. It will be available in two internal storage variants – 64GB and 128GB. The device will use the A13 Bionic chip. This means that it will likely support iOS updates for the next few years.

The 64GB variant of the iPhone 9 will come with a price tag of $399 while the 128GB variant will go for $449 or $499.

Author: Vincent Abolarin

Vincent is an Electrical Engineer and smartphone enthusiast. Anything about smartphones, count him in!

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