Do you intend to buy iPhone 9 if all the rumors are true?

iPhone SE
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What you need to know

  • Rumors of an iPhone SE replacement won't go away.
  • Some believe it will carry the "iPhone 9" designation.
  • But who will buy it?

You don't need to be hanging on to every word uttered by an analyst to know that there's tons of buzz around right now. All that buzz seems to focus on a new iPhone SE successor. But it isn't going to be called iPhone SE 2. At least, that's what the rumors say.

Instead, we're going to get iPhone 9. And it won't look like iPhone SE, either. It's going to have a 4.7-inch display – again, so we're told – and be powered by the impressive A13 Bionic chip that keeps iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro chugging along in ways the competition would kill for. So iPhone 9 will be fast. Real fast.

It'll reportedly make use of some of the same camera tech that iPhone 11 has as well. That means new and improved Smart HDR, and a new wide-angle lens with all focus pixels, all the time. And that A13 processor will mean we can look forward to 4K video being recorded at 60fps.

It'll have a Home button, too. No fancy Face ID here.

If all of that sounds like iPhone 8 with new internals, that's because it is. And it'll look like it, too, should Apple follow what the analysts say and announce this thing in the coming weeks. But it'll be cheap. Like, iPhone SE cheap.

We've been told that it could sell for around $399. Off-contract, that's the kind of price normally reserved for low-tier Android phones. And iPhone SE but, you know. That's all kinds of dead these days. And boy do people miss it.

But why do they miss it? Most will tell you that it's the combination of having a Home button and that 4-inch LCD. And there, we come to a problem. This won't have a 4-inch display and will be considerably larger – in every way – than the now infamous iPhone SE. And that's going to be a problem for some.

My question is, who? You?

I want to know whether you intend to buy iPhone 9 if it arrives in the form we've been told to expect, at the price we're anticipating. Hit me up in the comments and do the thing with the poll down below. I'm super curious to see how this one pans out.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.