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