Back in 2017, Apple modified their naming scheme by introducing the iPhone 8 (which was the natural successor to the 7th generation) and the iPhone X (which was… something else). The following year we were met with the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max. This year Apple have moved to simpler branding schemes, like iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or Pro Max.
Hidden in plain sight
The fact that Apple skipped over utilizing the number 9 with their smartphone lineup might be a very well hidden hint towards the iPhone SE 2:
“According to an informed source, it would be possible to see an iPhone SE2, that is said to be launched in spring, 2020, as iPhone 9, since it continues to adopt the body of iPhone 8 as it is, mounts A13 bionic chip, but 3D Touch will be the model of not mounting,” Macotakara cites.
The iPhone 9 could be the next approach for an entry level iPhone that is expected to pack a 4.7 inch LCD display with a similar form factor to the on we’ve seen on the iPhone 8, but with a high spec Apple A13 chip. The starting price is rumored to be about $399 and there are many coloring schemes anticipated, including red, silver and space gray.
However, this information should be taken with a grain of salt because it is all coming from a single source, and this means that it likely isn’t totally accurate or definitive.
The next iPhone SE will definitely be a best seller product from the American tech company, and the potential name of “iPhone 9” makes it sound more refined, more… classy as it dates back to the iPhone 8, perhaps the last iPhone that followed a similar layout with the one that started it all, over a decade ago.