Cheap iPhone rumored release date will have to make Google frightened

A brand new rumor stemming from German web page iPhone-ticker.de means that the approaching cheap iPhone — both the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2, we’re now not positive but — may land as early as March 31. It will then move on sale on April 3.

Whilst those two dates are simply rumors and will have to be seen as such till now we have direct affirmation from Apple, they do make sense. March 31 is a Tuesday which is when Apple historically holds its occasions. April 3 is a Friday which is when the corporate historically releases its telephones in retail outlets. And ultimate time Apple introduced a cheap iPhone (the unique iPhone SE) used to be within the month of March, so this all seems to line up.

If this rumored iPhone 9 release date finally ends up being true, regardless that, that are supposed to make Google very frightened.

In line with rumors, the iPhone 9 will probably be priced to at once compete with mid-range units akin to Google’s personal upcoming Pixel 4a series. At a intended retail worth of $399, the iPhone 9 will most probably have the similar or identical beginning worth because the Google Pixel 4a — and release a month previous.

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We predict the Pixel 4a to look its debut on May 12. By means of then, a portion of the shoppers who’re searching for a cheap smartphone answer will have already made up our minds at the iPhone 9.

Even if we predict the two telephones to be matched in worth, they gained’t be the similar so far as specifications. The iPhone 9 will most probably have the same chipset as the iPhone 11, which is definitively a flagship processor. In the meantime, the Google Pixel 4a is not going to most probably have a Snapdragon 800-series chip.

Alternatively, there’s a risk that the Pixel 4a could have a 5G variant, one thing which the iPhone 9 will virtually under no circumstances have. This would finally end up being the deciding issue for shoppers.

Regardless, Apple and Google have so much using on those telephones. With the flagship marketplace overcrowded in the USA and extra other people around the globe searching for cheap-but-still-powerful choices, there’s some huge cash to be produced from a a hit mid-range telephone line. Google has a head get started on Apple, however the iPhone 9 may flip the tide.

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