Apple working on low-cost 5.5-inch iPhone 9 Plus

Apple tipped to bring low-cost 5.5-inch iPhone 9 Plus soon

Earlier in the month, the developer version of the iOS 14 surfaced online revealing several interesting things such as new health features-- sleep pattern tracker, SpO2 level sensor of the upcoming Apple Watch Series 6, guided fitness video app of the iPhone 12 and specs of the budget iPhone 9 (aka iPhone SE 2). Now, a new piece of information has emerged that the Cupertino-based company is also working on big-screen mobile.

If the tech community blog 9to5Mac is to be believed, Apple may launch a low-cost 5.5-inch iPhone along with iPhone 9 later this month. Though there is no tangible evidence to prove the device's existence, it is being widely reported in media that Apple will retail the aforementioned big-screen model as the iPhone 9 Plus to succeed the iPhone 8 Plus and the 4.7-inch iPhone 9 would replace the iPhone 8.

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It can be noted that Apple, after launching iPhone 8 series in 2017, directly skipped to the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR in 2018 and followed it by iPhone 11 and 11 Pro series in 2019. Now, fast forward to 2020, Apple may use the iPhone 9 as the entry-level offering for the price-conscious consumers, while the iPhone 12, most likely to come with 'Pro' suffix will cater to premium mobile buyers.

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The latest reports indicate that the upcoming iPhone 9 and the 9 Plus may come with the Apple A13 Bionic chipset, the same as the one found in the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro series. They are likely to feature Face ID with the big display notch design language similar to the iPhone XR. 

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Apple iPhone 9 series is expected to be announced later this month, probably on March 31 via a press note, due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

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