New concept video gives realistic look at upcoming budget iPhone

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Watch a realistic iPhone 9 concept video.
Here’s what the iPhone 9 — or iPhone SE 2 if you prefer — will probably look like.
Photo: the Hacker 34

Not every iPhone concept video is a crazy mashup of dream features. A new one gives a realistic preview of the low-cost iPhone Apple is expected to release this spring.

Watch a video of this concept device now:

This video was created by an artist who calls himself the Hacker 34. He/She has a habit of producing realistic proposals for future Apple products, like a recent one for the iPhone 12.

iPhone concept video matches the rumors

Although Apple never talks about upcoming products, there’s widespread consensus that a low-cost iPhone will debut soon. This might simply be named “iPhone” by Apple, but sometimes it’s called iPhone 9 or even the iPhone SE 2 in rumors.

Information supposedly leaking out from Apple and its Asian supply chain indicates this iOS handset will be based on the iPhone 8… as shown in the new video by the Hacker 34. If that’s correct, it will have a 4.7-inch screen, Touch ID in a Home button, and a single-lens camera. It will support wireless charging.

There will be supposedly be updates on the inside though, including an Apple A13 processor and 3GB of RAM. And previous reports have said this device will cost $399, making it $50 less than the current price of the iPhone 8.

This model was expected to launch this month, but Cult of Mac has learned that the release has been pushed back indefinitely because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.