If you have your eyes set on Apple’s rumored iPhone SE replacement, then you’re going to like this new report from DigiTimes. The Chinese publication reports that Apple is planning to release not one but two new models as successors for iPhone SE. These new iPhones will be named as iPhone 9.
With this fresh rumor claiming the release of two iPhone 9 models this year, the total number of 2020 iPhones will reach 6 notes the report, with four of the models featuring OLED displays while the other two presumably the iPhone 9 models featuring LCD. This year there are also reports that claim Apple’s successor for LCD based iPhone XR and iPhone 11 will finally get OLED display this year.
DigiTimes says it received the information about Apple’s plans for releasing two budget friendly models of iPhone 9 from supply chain sources. In addition to this. the report also cites the claim that Chipbond Technology has received orders for two different LCD devices.
Even if Apple ends up releasing the so-called iPhone 9, don’t expect the device to come with a radical new design or form factor. Previously well known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also hinted towards Apple releasing an budget iPhone SE replacement, however according to him this new device will feature a similar design as iPhone 8 and will have iPhone 11 like specs.
If we think about Ming-Chi Kuo’s claim of iPhone 9 having the same design as iPhone 8, then we can also come to the conclusion that the two iPhone SE replacement devices DigiTimes is claiming to know about could simply have the same sizes as iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. So essentially Apple could just replace iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus, and offer them as an affordable option for budget buyers.
The release of the iPhone 9 and perhaps iPhone 9 Plus is expected during the Q1 2020 or during the start of Q2. We will update you with more information once we get it.