iPhone 9 Latest: Here Is What We Know So Far About The New Smartphone
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Technology moves pretty fast these days. We've had some huge leaps forward in the last 20 years and it keeps on getting faster and faster.
Think back to your first ever mobile phone, and then consider the one you've got (most likely) in your hand right now. Pretty bizarre, eh? Worlds apart.
Well, in this swift moving world the big phone companies have to move pretty sharpish to keep up, and they are doing just that. After the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X came out towards the end of last year there will most likely be another iPhone release (the iPhone 9) at some point in 2018.
Here's the logic. We think that the iPhone 9 will be out this year because Apple tends to announce a new iPhone every year - with the exception of the two last year, the iPhone X was a tenth anniversary celebration of the iPhone.
Apple usually likes to keep things pretty tight so we don't know a huge amount about it, but what we know we'll tell you.
It'll probably be out in the shops at some point in late September. Apple likes to announce the release of the new handset on a Tuesday or Wednesday in early September.
The company then usually follows this up by releasing the handset on a Friday later the same month, presumably so people don't get too cold waiting around like bloody idiots outside Apple shops.
This means that Apple will probably announce the new iPhone on September 11th or 12th and it will be released on September 21st.
It's gonna cost you, though. The iPhone X is too expensive for nearly everyone at £999 and the iPhone 8 was the most expensive to date at £699 - this is way more expensive than most of its competitors so it's a pretty big gamble that people will stay loyal.
All of this points to the iPhone 9 being more expensive than the last one - possibly even at about £800 - which is a lot for a phone.
The growing trend for bigger screens in smart phones these days also suggests it will have a larger screen - possibly 6.1 inches.
The designers will borrow that from the iPhone X, and they will also borrow the X's Face ID software, which will be a big selling point.
Unlike the X, though, it will probably have an LCD display rather than the more advanced OLED screen as LCD displays are marginally cheaper and less difficult to make.