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No, the video doing the rounds on social media isn't Apple's new iPhone 9

Fake Iphone 9 Video
Fake Iphone 9 Video (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • A new video of a claimed iPhone 9 has been circulating on social media.
  • The video shows a green iPhone with iPhone 4-like edges.
  • And it isn't real.

If you've been anywhere near TikTok or Twitter today you've probably come across a video that claims to show an iPhone 9 handset. Recent rumors suggest the budget-friendly iPhone will be announced next month, but when it is, this won't be what we see.

We've been hearing that iPhone 9 will look almost identical to iPhone 8 for months now. Sure, it'll get new internals in the form of the speedy Apple A13 Bionic processor, but don't expect the outside to look all that different – if at all – to iPhone 8. And it won't have squared-off iPhone 4-like sides, either.

We do expect the 2020 iPhones to have that design, though. That might explain where this concept/faux leak/lie came from. But it just isn't real.

See for yourself.

https://twitter.com/WhatTheBit/status/1230176767433990144

All current rumors suggest the iPhone 9 announcement will take place next month, possibly alongside new iPad Pro models. It's thought that Apple will price it at $399, well below any current iPhone.

This will be followed by the 2020 iPhones in September – likely with that iPhone 4-like design we're all so keen to return to.

Oliver Haslam
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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.