Report: Apple’s New LCD iPhone Enters Final Production Verification Stage Despite Coronavirus Fears

iPhone SE 2 Concept

Rumors are rife with news about the upcoming budget LCD iPhone. Latest Digitimes Report suggests that the LCD iPhone is already in the final production verification stage. However, Digitimes is yet to publish the entire report and we only have a blurb to go on.

Apple will soon introduce a new LCD iPhone series, dubbed tentatively SE2, which has recently entered the final phase of verification at an assembly plant in Zhengzhou, China, according to industry sources.

The previous reports had claimed that the iPhone 9 and New iPad Pro are on track for the March launch. The latest report confirms the same. Some of us are apprehensive about Apple’s plan to launch iPhone SE 2/iPhone 9 in March. This is primarily due to the fact that the coronavirus outbreak has slowed things considerably across various industries. In other words, the iPhone supply might be globally constrained.

As for the iPhone 9, it is expected to feature a design similar to the iPhone 8. It will pack a 4.7-inch LCD display with Touch ID, 3GB RAM, A13 chip, and come with a single 12MP shooter at the rear. The device is expected to carry a price tag of $399. Yet another rumor suggests that Apple will be holding its media event on March 31 and the iPhone 9 is expected to be launched to the public on April 3.

Our Take

It is worth noting that several large scale events including MWC, Google’s I/O event and Geneva Motor show have already been canceled. If the situation remains the same, then Apple might not host a WWDC 2020 physical event and launch the devices virtually. The number of reported coronavirus cases in the U.S. is rising steadily and this only means Apple will announce the new devices directly and wrap up one of its biggest events.

[via Digitimes]