Earlier this year, wireless carriers in South Korea began advertising pre-orders for the iPhone 9, while Best Buy reportedly has been receiving accessories for Apple’s next entry-level iPhone.
Now the iPhone 9 has made two more appearances online –– one on Chinese online retailer JD.com and another on the website for cellular provider Verizon Wireless.
JD.com recently published a placeholder page on its website for Apple’s iPhone 9. The page contains a teaser image of a veiled smartphone and some basic information about the phone that was hinted at in previous rumors.
There are no new details about the iPhone 9 suggesting this page could be based solely on the current crop of rumors and not inside information.
The iPhone 9 also made an appearance on Verizon Wireless’ website in the phone trade-in section. As noted by well-known Apple leaker Jon Prosser, the iPhone 9 appears in a list of smartphones eligible for the company’s phone trade-in program.
Last week, the iPhone 9 made a similar appearance on Apple’s online website when the description for a Belkin Screen Protector was updated to include the new “iPhone SE.”
iPhone 9 Launch Imminent
Rumors from a variety of sources suggest Apple is on the brink of unveiling a new iPhone. It’s all but a given that we will see a new phone this month.
The most recent rumor from Jon Prosser claims Apple will announce the iPhone 9 on April 15 and ship it to consumers on April 25. These dates were allegedly chosen by Apple executives during a recent meeting to discuss the timetable for the launch of the iPhone.
Product Specs and Price
The iPhone 9 is expected to have a 4.7-inch display, an A13 processor, 3GB of RAM, and storage capacities ranging from 64GB to 256GB. Pricing for the phone could start as low as $399. Apple may use the iPhone 9, possibly calling it the iPhone SE, to replace the iPhone 8 in its existing lineup.