iOS 14 Code Reveals Existence of iPhone 9 Plus with 5.5-Inch Display

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While there have been talks of an upcoming low-cost iPhone with a 4.7-inch display, a new report states that Apple could also launch a bigger version of the same phone with a 5.5-inch screen. This information was revealed via iOS 14 code dug up by 9To5Mac, and it reiterates a previous report.

The report states that the folks over at 9To5Mac studied several features of the iPhone 9 and that the Cupertino-based smartphone maker is working on a variant of the iPhone 9 with a larger screen. The company could launch an ‘iPhone 9 Plus’ with a 5.5-inch screen and a Touch ID button at the front.

It makes sense for Apple to replace refreshed versions of iPhones to replace both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. The successors to both the phones in the iPhone 8 series could use the 7nm A13 Bionic processor, while the three smartphones in the iPhone 12 series will use the 5nm A14 chipset.

The iPhone 9 and the iPhone 9 Plus are expected to feature LCD touchscreens with thick bezels, Touch ID buttons, Apple Pay, and NFC. They could also feature an upgraded dual-camera setup, faster battery charging, wireless charging, 4G connectivity, water resistance, and stereo speakers.

These phones could be targeted towards those who are still using the iPhone 6, iPhone 7, or the iPhone 8, but don’t want to spend too much money to buy an iPhone XS, iPhone XR, or any of the smartphone in the iPhone 11 series. It has been reported in the past that Apple could launch the iPhone 9 with a $399 price tag, so we expect the iPhone 9 Plus to cost somewhere around $499.

Our Take

Although bezel-less screens are the future, there are still a lot of smartphone users, including the US President Donald Trump, who love the older iPhone design with a physical button. So, Apple might release an upgrade to both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, and we think that it is entirely possible that we will see the company releasing two new iPhones with Touch ID buttons.

[Source: 9To5Mac]