Although we are several months away from iPhone 9 release date but the speculations about the features, specifications, concept design, colors etc has started to surface at various technical forums as well blogs and websites. The iPhone 9 release date will be in the Q3 (September) /Q4 (October) of the year 2018 and it is said to be highly advanced iPhone ever.
The company released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in the second week of September 2016 and it has been predicted that iPhone 8 along with its sibling iPhone 8 Plus will be released during the same period in 2017 and we will have iPhone 9 being announced in September/October 2018. If there is any upgraded model of iPhone 8, ie. iPhone 8S which generally comes the next year, the iPhone 9 release date will shift to 2019.
When are the different models of iPhone announced since first iPhone ?
I discussed below table in my previous post where I talked about the release dates of different versions of iPhone since 2008. Take a look at it.
|iPhone Model||Release Date|
|First Gen iPhone||June 2008|
|iPhone 3G S||June 2009|
|iPhone 4 release date||June 2010|
|iPhone 4S||October 2011|
|iPhone 5 release date||September 2012|
|iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C||September 2013|
|iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6||September 2014|
|iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus||September 2015|
|iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus||September 2016|
|iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus||Q3 2017|
|iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus||Q3/Q4 2018|
Earlier the company has no fixed month for the release of iPhone as we can see from above table the first ever iPhone was released in June 2008 and Apple continued the same month release for next three versions.
Since the release of iPhone 5, the company started to follow September month release trend and starting from iPhone 5 till the release of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, all the iPhone models are released in same month each year.
The company seems to not discontinue this trend and we can see iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus being announced in the September 2018 as well if iPhone 8S is skipped. The release of iPhone 9 can be shifted to 2019 in case there is iPhone 8S.
iPhone 9 specification
As far as the specification of iPhone 9 is concern, there is not much info available at this moment but It can be predicted that iPhone 9 will have iOS 12 operating system. The processing will be made lightening faster with the help of A12 chipset and 3.0 Ghz Octo-core processor & 4B of RAM.
The company may ditch basic 16 GB model and the base model could start from 32 GB itself. It means the price would be a little bit higher.
The customers are demanding not so big smartphones nowdays so the chances of iPhone 9 screen size not going beyond traditional 4.8 and 5.5 inches is pretty much higher.
As far as the camera is concern, we have notice the company is improving iPhone camera with each newer models.
The iPhone 9 primary camera could go upto 16 MP with 8 MP front facing camera that will help you with self shoot.
It may feature upto 3800 mAH non-removable battery that will last more number of hours even if you watch videos, play games and surf internet.
iPhone 9 Price
The iPhone 9 price may vary from $900-$1000 for 32 GB model without contract in the United States and for higher storage model, the customer will have to spend extra few bucks.
For those who don’t store much of songs and videos, I believe 32 GB storage is more than enough.
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