Apple iPhone 9 Release date, Price, Specs, Features, Concept
When it comes to the speculations about upcoming smartphones, Apple’s iPhone always stays ahead of others. The people are so crazy about iPhone that they start talking about the iPhone which they are going to see in coming years. Yes, I am talking about iPhone 9 ! We are still several months away from iPhone 9 release date, but the rumor mills have started to discuss things about iPhone 9.
However, the company Apple haven’t given any signal or confirmation as to when it will be launched or what all features it is going to have. Though, some reliable tech blogs such as ValueWalk, Macrumors, Christianpost etc. have came out with their analysis on what possible features iPhone 9 could have and when it can be announced.
- 1 Apple iPhone 9 Release date, Price, Specs, Features, Concept
- 1.1 iPhone 9 Release date
- 1.2 iPhone 9 Specifications and Features
- 1.3 iPhone 9 Price
There are several news floating on the internet which talks about the suppliers of spare parts of iPhone such as additional quantity of OLED display (apart from those meant for iPhone 8) and the battery.
The speculations reveal company apple have ordered huge quantity of OLED display from its supplier Samsung. The rumors also talks about L shaped battery that the company going to use for iPhone 9 and have ordered from LG. The L shaped batteries are meant to have longer backup to keep your iPhone alive for hours and have longer life.
Here in this post, we will cover everything about iPhone 9, whether its a iPhone 9 release date, specification, price, feature or the concept design. This post will also be updated regularly with latest news/rumors. We advise you to bookmark this page and visit often to check latest updates about iPhone 9.
iPhone 9 Release date
It looks very much predictable, what at the most could get our prediction wrong is the release of upgraded version of iPhone 8 ! We are predicting there will be no iPhone 8S ! The company is launching iPhone 8 in the year 2017 itself along with other two models iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus. If next year (2018), Apple decide to launch the upgraded version of iPhone 8, i.e. iPhone 8S, the release of iPhone 9 will slip to next year, i.e. 2019.
However, if it doesn’t happen, we most probably be having iPhone 9 launch in 2018. What will be the month of release is pretty much predictable – SEPTEMBER !
So considering Apple skipping iPhone 8S (and 8S Plus), iPhone 9 release date should be September 2018 ! Why we anticipating the company will skip iPhone 8S because since last few years, all the iPhone were launched in two variants, for example iPhone 6 & 6S, iPhone 7 & 7 Plus. In the year 2017, we will have iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and iPhone 8 ! and not iPhone 8 Plus !
So are we going to see iPhone 8 Plus next year? If it is so, is it going to be a single iPhone 8 Plus in 2018 – doing away from trend of launching iPhone in pair? It doesn’t make sense as per the current release pattern. Or are we going to see three model again in 2018 – iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8S, iPhone 8S Plus?
If any of above case comes out to be true, iPhone 9 release will not take place in 2018. It then possibly be released in 2019 or 2020.
|Apple iPhone Model/ Version||Release date|
|iPhone (first)||January 9, 2007|
|iPhone 3G||June 9, 2008|
|iPhone 3G S||June 8, 2009|
|iPhone 4||June 7, 2010|
|iPhone 4S||October 4, 2011|
|iPhone 5||September 21, 2012|
|iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C||September 10, 2013|
|iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus||September 9, 2014|
|iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S plus||September 9, 2015|
|iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus||September 7, 2016|
|iPhone 8, iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus||September 9, 2017|
|iPhone 9||September/October, 2018 (expected)|
iPhone 9 Specifications and Features
Although its too early to say anything about iPhone 9 features and specification but some news gives us hint about the possible features & specifications. We will collect information (rumors) from reliable sources and share with the readers in this post. Bookmark this post.
iPhone 9 Design & Display
The design of upcoming iPhone is something that the company pay most attention to. There has been great transformation in terms of design since the first ever iPhone launched in 2007. The iPhone of 2007 looks completely different than what we have today.
The Apple iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus got design overhaul and customers loved it. For the first time, company removed physical home button and bazels to provide customers a bigger space on iPhone screen. The design of iPhone 9 seems to be taken from predecessor except the display.
iPhone 9 going to have OLED edge-to-edge display which contributes towards improving the battery life. There is no chance of getting 3.5 mm jack back in place. The iPhone 9 screen size can be upto 5.8-inches.
iPhone 9 Camera
Apple is continuously improving camera of iPhone and the dual-lens camera is a great example of their efforts. iPhone 9 is doing to have dual lens primary camera at the back and normal front facing camera. It will have features like OIS, Flash light, Optical zoom to click better pictures of an object away from you, Face & Smile detection etc.
iPhone 9 will run the latest version of Apple operating system. The company will announce the iOS 12 well before the launch of iPhone 9 that will have interesting feature and inclusion of new apps. iOS 12 will have features that will help with improving battery life
The CPU is the most important component of the iPhone and we have seen how company tweak it with each new iPhone. The iPhone 9 may have Quad-core 3.5 GHz CPU supported by A12 or A11 fusion chipset for faster processing.
Based on the rumors and analysis of previous models of iPhone, we can anticipate iPhone 9 can get upto 6 GB of RAM. However, it has been noticed that iPhone’s RAM is faster than its comparable android smartphones irrespective of RAM’s memory power, for example iPhone 7 with 3 GB RAM is better than Android smartphone with 4 GB RAM.
The iPhone 9 seems to be launched in three different variants with memory storage of 64 GB, 128 GB & 256 GB.
iPhone 9 might get 5G support and probably become the first smartphone supporting it if the testing for the frequency bands approved for 5G becomes successful. Apple company is one of the most technologically advanced company that adopts latest technology at first. Apple released iPhone 3G with 3G network connectivity & iPhone 5 with 4G services and took first mover advantage.
As we discussed earlier, the company seems to be working on to get L shaped battery for iPhone 9. The L shaped battery can improve the life of battery to much extent and solve battery drainage problem. There is no info how much megahertz battery it will but with L shaped battery experiment, it is clearly that the company concerns about improving battery life.
Other features and specification:
- IP 68 water and dust resistant
- Display zoom,
- Built-in Home button
- 3D scanner
- Fingerprint sensors
- VR integration
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Reversible connector
- More intelligent SIRI
- Fast Charging
- Wireless charging
iPhone 9 Price
The price of iPhone 9 should lie between $1000-$1100 for the basic 32 GB Model in the USA. Although the use of OLED screen might increase the overall cost of the iPhone 9 in the US and other part of the world. The customer can get 128 GB storage variant for additional 100 bucks and 200 bucks for 256 GB model.
Update:1 (Dec 09, 2017) – Apple might move back to Metal back panel
The latest rumors suggest that Apple might move back to metal back for one of 2018 iPhone model. Not just that, the company is working on to release atleast two models with OLED Display next year. The metal back would be available in several colors.