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Rumor | Coronavirus won't delay production of the iPhone SE2 (iPhone 9) says Foxconn

The iPhone SE2 (iPhone 9) is rumored to use the same design as the iPhone 8 (Source: iGeekBlog & OnLeaks)
The iPhone SE2 (iPhone 9) is rumored to use the same design as the iPhone 8 (Source: iGeekBlog & OnLeaks)
Foxconn allegedly refutes claims that the Coronavirus outbreak will delay their ability to fullfill a recent 80 million unit order of iPhones. Among this order is rumored to be the new iPhone SE2 / iPhone 9, meaning that it would still be on track for a March unveiling.
Craig Ward, 🇷🇺

With news of Coronavirus spreading around China (and the world), there have been concerns that this could impact the production of various consumer goods. Apple would be one of those potentially affected with Apple CEO, Tim Cook, telling investors that their production could be impacted due to the use of suppliers who are based around Wuhan.

Unofficial sources have previously said that Apple recently made an order for 80 million phones, 15 million of which could be the iPhone SE2 / iPhone 9. This, along with Tim Cook’s statement, has led to analysts predicting that the rumored affordable iPhone model would be delayed. However, Apple’s key iPhone manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has denied that there will be any production delays and that this latest order will be filled on time.

While no specific mention was made of the as-yet-unannounced new iPhone, it would be reasonable to assume it would still be on track for a March announcement if it were indeed part of the order. This is all speculation due to the lack of official sources. It applies to the confirmation of the iPhone 9, the size of Apple’s order, and the statement from Foxconn.

The iPhone SE2 / iPhone 9 is expected to be powered by Apple’s newest A13 SoC, sporting 3 GB RAM, and having 64 GB and 128 GB storage options. With an expected retail price of $400, it is positioned to be a more modern alternative to the aging iPhone 8, which is still available at the entry-level end of Apple’s line-up.

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Craig Ward, 2020-02- 2 (Update: 2020-02- 2)
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I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.