18 February 2020
Apple holds its Special Event during spring as well before its another big event in September, but we haven’t yet heard its plans for this year. It is assumed that the Coronavirus outbreak might have affected the possible production of the upcoming products from Apple and this brings in uncertainties around the launch event. But something unofficial has just surfaced, according to which it can be said the event is indeed happening next month.
The ever-reliable tipster Evan Blass has shared a screenshot that appears to be the roadmap of upcoming products taken from someone's calendar schedule. The alleged roadmap shows that Apple will announce the iPhone SE 2 or the iPhone 9 launch in mid-March. This could mean the launch is happening little before compared to the last year. The iPhone SE2 aka iPhone 9 is the most anticipated device and the tipster has just added more fuel to our curiosity. Evan has a good track record of offering the right information on the upcoming products, so his tweet leaves little room for doubt now.
Apple has reportedly already started the trial production of “this year’s first iPhone” with mass production set to begin by mid-February. Apple iPhone 9 is said to be the affordable iPhone, successor to the iPhone SE. It may come powered by Apple’s homegrown A13 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and Touch ID functionalities.
A bunch of renders of the purported iPhone 9 also surfaced earlier in last month that suggested an outdated design; resemblance to the iPhone 8. It is rumored that the iPhone 9 would feature the 4.7-inch screen and will also include Face ID.
In related news, a reference spotted in the tvOS developer beta suggests that Apple may launch a new TV 4K hardware at the Special Event commencing next month.
Last year in March, Apple announced new Apple TV Plus, Apple Card, Apple News Plus, and Apple Arcade. We hope this year, Apple would bring some new features to its services alongside launching the affordable iPhone.