IPhone 9 dummy units previewed & featured for "pre-order" on Romanian website

James Marshall
September 7, 2018

Essentially, we're expecting it to be similar to last year's iPhone reveal event, only with more focus on growing the iPhone X brand. And at least one of them could be a colorful option, if a new leak is any indication.

All three models will drop the home button and, therefore, the TouchID scanning technology. Now, 9to5Mac has dug a little deep into the latest watchOS beta to find the resolution of the upcoming Apple Watch, and estimate how much of an upgrade it gets in that department, and the additional screen space.

However, it will surely come with revamped internals and an improved camera system. If you think that sounds insane, then you won't like hearing that the cheapest iPhone that Apple will launch this month might be called iPhone Xr rather than iPhone 9. However, unlike iPhone X and other OLED screen models that will be released this year, the LCD screen model would feature an Aluminium casing which is most likely a move for keeping the pricing to be minimum. This iPhone model will most likely have a single rear camera but have iPhone X features like Face ID integration and gesture-based controls. This is a "living" article that will be updated and refreshed as new, relevant information becomes public.

Instead, Apple seems to be redesigning their naming convention for reasons unknown. Reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo back in June also stated that the LCD model could be priced for $600-$700.

The market intelligence firm insisted the cheaper iPhone model will come in 64GB and 256GB variants while the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max will be available in 64, 256 and 512GB options.

It is assumed these prices are for the baseline models of each model specified. Historically, the company's gone with "Plus" as the way to distinguish between a smaller and larger iPhone.

Amongst other industry scuttlebutt, the phones are tipped to have OLED displays and a new A12 chip designed in-house specifically for the iPhone.

The increased resolution will allow the watch to feature more content.

Although rumours are swirling about the forthcoming iPhone announcement, Apple fans will not have to wait long to see what the official word from the tech giant is. Later reports have indicated the iPhone XS and iPhone 9 names would stay. There is no iPad Air, and AirPorts have also ceased to exist. This is rumored to be the successor of the standard iPhone 8 and will be presumably known as the Apple iPhone 9.

The gathering will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park Campus in Cupertino starting at 10:00 a.m.

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