Apple is expected to take the wraps off the iPhone 9 sometime this month, possibly on April 14 or April 15, but as per the company’s typical approach, no word on this model has been shared.
And yet, we already know pretty much everything about the iPhone 9, which, in fact, is supposed to be the second-generation iPhone SE.
First and foremost, the device will borrow the body, the look, and the dimensions of the iPhone 8. This means it’ll feature a 4.7-inch LCD display with a home button and integrated Touch ID.
Then, it won’t boast Face ID because it’ll lack a notch, and the iPhone 9 will remain the only new iPhone in Apple’s lineup not using an OLED panel.
Hello, iPhone 9!
A photo published by Apple leakster Jon Prosser comes to confirm some of these details. A screen protector listing from Target allegedly confirms the iPhone 9 name (which means the iPhone SE 2 moniker has been abandoned and this is the name Apple plans to use for this 4.7-inch iPhone), as well as the dimensions of the screen.
The listing suggests the screen protector works on iPhone 6 through iPhone 9, so all models technically have the same screen size. As we know already, nothing has changed in terms of display size on the iPhone 6 through the iPhone 8 (leaving the Plus models aside), as all these generations came with a 4.7-inch LCD panel.
So by the looks of things, iPhone 9 will align with all of these and stick with the same screen – this makes total sense given all of the above, so it looks like it’ll indeed use the iPhone 8 body.
Of course, given it’s just a rumor, we should take everything with a pinch of salt, but with so many rumors claiming the iPhone 9 will be a refreshed iPhone 8, this just makes sense.