The specialized portal 9to5Mac has uncovered in the iOS 14 code fresh information that has to do with the news that Apple is working on. First there was talk of an iPhone 9, the company's alleged new entry-level phone, but now new clues have been found indicating the possible existence of yet another device that is currently in development, an iPhone 9 Plus.
These two smartphones will be the replacements for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and will be launched no earlier than March, at the same time or near the launch of the new iOS 13.4 operating system.
According to the information provided by the portal, the iPhone 9 would have a 4.7-inch LCD screen and a start button with built-in Touch ID. The iPhone 9 Plus, for its part (it is not a fact that this will be its definitive name; there are also rumors that its definitive name will be iPhone SE 2) would be a larger version of the iPhone 9.
Another data discovered within the iOS 14 code is that both phones carried the A13 Bionic chip inside, the same one that can be found currently inside the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. According to 9to5Mac, since they are not devices High end this will make the new phones a more attractive acquisition for those who still use older models such as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 and who must renew their equipment, but prefer not to spend so high.
Being non-high-end models, in addition, the iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus will include Touch ID instead of Face ID. They will also have a solid Start button and will offer the possibility of using Apple Pay and the Express Transit function, useful to pay for public transport journeys quickly and without wasting time. This feature is still relatively new and was not available on some older iPhone models, such as the iPhone 8 or iPhone X. They will also have the ability to scan NFC tags.