Apple iPhone 9 mass production starts in February, announcement happens in March

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According to a report, Apple will begin assembling its lower-cost iPhone 9 in February and make it official in March. The information comes directly from supply chain sources quoted by Bloomberg. Initially, rumors were pointing out that this smartphone would be the long-awaited iPhone SE 2. While it may serve as a sequel for the 2016 handset, it got rebranded to iPhone 9.

The report states that the assembly will be split between Taiwan-based manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn), Pegatron Corp and Winstron Corp. The iPhone 9 will come with an iPhone 8-inspired design with the good old Touch ID home button making a comeback. It will be a compact smartphone for today’s standards with a 4.7-inch screen and probably HD resolution.

Despite its smaller form factor and old school design, the iPhone 9 will boast the Apple A13 Bionic chipset. This chipset puts it directly on par with the last year’s iPhone 11 models.

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Worth noting that there are some conflicting reports surfacing in the last days. According to them, the iPhone 9 will indeed have an iPhone 8-inspired design. However, it will omit the home button in favor of Face ID and thus have a slightly taller 5.4-inch display. That is something that makes sense in 2020 but leaves more questions than answers. Is this just a low-cost iPhone with the new design and Face ID philosophy? Or is it, as previous rumors suggest, a sequel for the iPhone 8? In my humble opinion, there’s no much sense in launching the iPhone 9 with the same features and design of the iPhone XR.

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The low-cost iPhone is something legendary right now. The first rumors about it started to surface in 2017, with a launch scheduled for 2018. However, it didn’t happen. Back in the last year, rumors about it started with force again. So we’re now in the year when iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and 8 owners will finally get their long-awaited replacement?

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