Start of sales after April 5
Information has appeared on the network that the announcement of the expected low-cost Apple smartphone by many may take place today, March 31.
MacRumors has published a photo of a protective case for the new iPhone model. According to the source, the photo was sent to the editor by an employee of a major American retailer Best Buy. As indicated on the package, the Urban Armor Gear case was created for the 4.7-inch iPhone 2020 release.
It is also noted that Best Buy employees are instructed not to put this product on sale until Sunday, April 5th. According to experts, this indicates that the announcement may take place today, March 31.
According to PhoneArena, an entire Apple event was scheduled for March 31, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, the company will have to confine itself to a simple “paper” announcement. For the announcement on March 31, it also says that the predecessor, iPhone SE, debuted in 2016 on that day.
The smartphone may be called iPhone 9. According to preliminary data, it will retain a 4.7-inch form factor and some other features of the iPhone 8, including the Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the home button. At the same time, the iPhone 9 will receive an updated A13 platform, which underlies the iPhone 11, as well as the “whole” 3 GB of RAM. Due to the new SoC, the battery life will increase significantly. The price should remain as affordable as possible – at $399 for the younger configuration.