Rumours of the iPhone 9 (formerly the iPhone SE 2) just won’t die and now reports are saying cases for a ‘New iPhone 4.7”, 2020’ have started to turn up at Best Buy stores in the US.
9to5Mac says a tipster sent it the below photo of a case from third party casemaker UAG that is for the new iPhone 9, which is said to have a 4.7in display – the same as the iPhone 8. The person said that staff had been instructed not to put the cases on display until 5 April, suggesting a launch of the new iPhone is mere days away.
The new phone has long been rumoured to have the same dimensions as the iPhone 8 but with the internals of the iPhone 11, mirroring the original iPhone SE that sported the iPhone 5s design but with the specs of an iPhone 6s.
Given the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, Apple recently announced and launched its new iPad Pro and MacBook Air without an event. We could well see this much-anticipated phone released with no event and little fanfare.
If it finally sees the light of day, we’ll be interested to see how it sells. Apple’s iPhone 8 is currently the smallest phone the company still sells, but if a new phone with the same form factor is launched we reckon the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will finally be retired.