According to a few reports, Apple is planning to launch an entry-level 5.5-inch iPhone, as per the proof found in the iOS 14 operating system by 9to5Mac. We also heard about the 4.7-inch LCD phone that will be based on the design of the iPhone 8 with the upgraded specification. However, it could be a sign that Apple would launch a “Plus” model. It will have a 5.5-inch screen size, and will reportedly reuse the design of the iPhone 8 Plus.
The latest phones will feature a solid-state home key similar to the iPhone 8 as 8 Plus and will focus on Touch ID rather than Face ID. The device will also introduce the Express Transit feature of Apple Pay that enables you to pay transit by simply holding your device next to a transit terminal. You will be able to scan the NFC tags even without opening the app to scan the tag. This tag scanning feature is only available in the iPhone XS, iPhone 11, and iPhone XR.
The new iPhone with the 4.7-inch display will cost around 399 dollars, and there will be two variants; one in 64 GB and the other one is 128 GB. As per the report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it will feature three different colors red, silver, and gray. It is not clear what would be the cost of the entry-level 5.5 inch iPhone. However, the previous Plus model phones were cost up to 100 dollars higher than the 4.7 inch one. According to Kuo, Apple would release the latest entry-level 4.7-inch phone at the conclusion of the March month. It is indeed possible that Apple may release the 5.5-inch version also at the same moment.
The new 5.5-inch iphone would be the powerhouse of performance at a reasonable cost as it is an entry-level model. In case you are interested in purchasing this phone, then you will surely get the amazing features in it that can cost almost twice its cost. Features like Express Transit, NFC Tag Scanning, and more will make your daily work more hassle-free than ever. Moreover, in case you got a little less budget, you can opt for the 4.7-inch entry-level iPhone instead, which is also set to release on the same occasion.
Now that you know at the end of March, both entry-level 4.7 inches and 5.5 inch iPhone will be introduced in the market. There can be a delay in the official release date of these devices, as many health issues are going around. It might also affect Apple’s 5.5 inches entry-level iPhone release date.
In case you want to know the official name of this 5.5-inch entry-level model, then it is likely to be known as iPhone 9 Plus, but keep in mind, it is just a speculation, there is no official confirmation regarding its name.