“However, the iPhone 9 launch date is tentative considering the prevailing conditions at the moment and things could change at any turn”
iPhone 9 was initially expected to go official in March 2020 but was delayed over the coronavirus pandemic in China and across the globe that caused the supply chain delay. Now, according to Jon Prosser of FrontPageTech – who was a part of the internal meeting on March 31st – the iPhone 9 launch will be on April 15th, with sales starting from April 22nd. However, Prosser also said the dates are tentative considering the prevailing conditions at the moment, things could change at any turn.
Furthermore, Prosser notes that Apple is shipping iMacs to select retail employees over the next couple of weeks to help with the launch. The Cupertino giant is reportedly training select employees and asking them to work remotely to offer sales and tech support online for customers. With the coronavirus lockdown across major states in the US, India, UK, and others, it remains to be seen how Apple is planning on shipping the iPhone 9 units to customers from April 22nd.
iPhone 9 specifications
The Apple iPhone 9 is expected to sport a design similar to the iPhone 8, meaning it’ll have a 4.7-inch display with TouchID for security, thick bezels on all corners. It is said to boot iOS 13 out of the box, pack 3GB RAM and 32GB storage for the base model. The phone will have a single rear camera at the back. The iPhone 9 price is rumoured to be $399, which is similar to the iPhone SE price when it was launched.