As several leaks have indicated, Apple is expected to launch a budget iPhone this year in the form of iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2. Now, a new report from 9to5Mac has, today, confirmed that Apple is also working on a larger version of iPhone 9 dubbed ‘iPhone 9 Plus’. The information comes from the analysis of an early iOS 14 code.
This is the first time we are hearing about the ‘Plus’ version of the upcoming budget iPhone. It is possible that Apple is planning to replace the iPhone 8 lineup having iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus.
The iOS 14 code hints that both iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus will have A13 chipset that is currently used in iPhone 11, 11 Pro and a solid-state TouchID. The A13 chip will make the budget iPhones a perfect choice for those who are looking forward to upgrading from iPhone 6, 7 or 8, but don’t want to spend more than $500.
There have been several rumors surrounding the much-awaited iPhone 9. It is expected that iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9 will have TouchID and not FaceID due to competitive pricing but will offer Apple Pay and Express Transit features not offered by older iPhones.
Previously, several rumors indicated that Apple will host a launch event in March for iPhone 9 but the company has to postpone its plans ‘indefinitely’ due to Coronavirus outbreak, as per internal sources.