KEY POINTS

  • The iPhone 9 will have an improved version called the iPhone 9 Plus according to a leak
  • This new low-cost smartphone is similar to many of new iPhone releases from Apple
  • It is expected to be released this coming Spring.

Apple is said to making a higher end variant of the upcoming iPhone 9. The upcoming low cost iPhone would have improved features and could be a better choice for Apple owners aiming to replace their older iPhones. The details about the iPhone 9 Plus was confirmed through a leak from the inside.

The iPhone 9 Plus is the larger of the new Apple smartphone series to be released this year, sources told 9to5Mac. This smartphone is said to have a 5.5-inch display and a Touch ID button. The new iPhone 9 Plus would also have the A13 Bionic chip which allows the smartphone to have a strong hardware as the iPhone 11. This smartphone’s release is expected be in spring or around the same time when the iOS 13.4 goes live for regular use.

Along with being a new Apple smartphone, the iPhone 9 Plus is also expected to support newer features such as Apple Pay, Near Field Communication, and receiving any new features coming from the latest iOS updates for at least four to six years. Lastly, the iPhone 9 Plus is expected to be sold around $499 which is slightly more than the iPhone 9’s $399 price range.

As of now, Apple has yet to announce any news about the release of this low-cost iPhone series. The company is said to be planning on banking on the iPhone 6 users who have yet to upgrade their phones. Since the iPhone 6 generation is slowly about to be obsolete on the iOS updates, the iPhone 9 smartphone line is said to be announced in order to provide a choice for those users to offer an alternative to availing Apple’s flagship phones for better iOS features.

For now, fans will have to wait for more information about the iPhone 9 and the iPhone 9 Plus to see what this low-cost smartphone will be in the market.

Apple is closing all of its stores outside China until March 27 Apple is closing all of its stores outside China until March 27 Photo: AFP / Josh Edelson