Apple is rumoured to be working on a new low-cost iPhone 9, which is also alleged to be the iPhone SE 2. We’ve already come across a couple of reports hinting at the possible existence of the new device. Now, a new hands-on video of the alleged iPhone 9/SE 2 is making the rounds on the internet. First uploaded on TikTok, the video is now being shared on the microblogging platform Twitter. The video shows off a new iPhone, which looks like someone fused the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 8 together. However, the video seems dubious and fueling our scepticism, the well-known tipster Ben Geskin says that it’s not really a new iPhone but just a custom iPhone 8.
The video hints at the return of the home button with the alleged iPhone 9 and there are also noticeable thick bezels both above and below the display. The sides are flat though and the rear panel’s colour suggests a cyan colour variant might be in the works. However, we now know that the device is actually an iPhone 8 with a custom cover slapped over the rear panel. Even without the knowledge that it is a custom iPhone 8, it wouldn’t be tough to rule out the video as a fake. Previously leaked renders of the alleged iPhone 9 by OnLeaks, which is a reliable tipster, suggests that Apple might be planning something else.
No. That’s custom iPhone 8.
— Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin) February 19, 2020
Following the usual schedule, Apple is expected to host its spring event late in March this year too. Rumours suggest that a low-cost iPhone, allegedly called the iPhone 9 or the iPhone SE 2 could be unveiled at the event. We have come across some leaked renders of the device, which suggest that the handset could have a frosted glass finish for the back panel, similar to the one seen on iPhone 11 Pro. There could be a stainless steel frame holding the display and the internals, which looks like something borrowed from the iPhone X.