This is the surprising rumor of the week from Apple. While iPhones went straight from 8 to X, then 11, 9 could finally arrive in our hands soon. Thanks to a pretty pirouette …

Since the release of the iPhone 11 and its famous triple lens in the Pro version, Apple has announced the upcoming arrival of a cheaper model, whose code name was currently iPhone SE 2.

In 2017, the Cupertino company surprised observers by announcing the releases of the iPhone 8 and the X (10 in Roman numerals, for those who have never read Asterix), thus completely zapping the 9, as the release of the 11 then confirmed. But finally, Apple had another idea in mind …

SE + (8 – XR) x 11 = iPhone 9

In March 2016, the iPhone SE, a compact model and cheaper than those of the time, was offered to the public. Its successor is expected in the first half of 2020, and for now, everyone was convinced that it would logically be called iPhone SE 2. After all, there is only in Star wars whether we release episode I after VI, or VII after III …

But ultimately, according to the always very well informed Japanese site Macotakara, it could become the famous missing iPhone 9, and for a very good reason: it would be based on the ergonomics of the iPhone 8, but with a technology closer to that of the iPhone 11, for more power, with in particular the A13 Bionic chip. On the photography side, however, we should not expect the same level of performance as the iPhone 11. After all, this iPhone 9 is classified by Apple as a model. low cost, the price of which should still be around 500 euros.

And it would not be the only surprise currently prepared by Apple. Because it is also rumored that the American giant could announce in 2020, in addition to the iPhone 9 therefore, four other iPhone models, high-end this time.

But that’s another story…

Sources: Digital, Phonandroid, Igen, Lemon squeezer, BFMTV