Despite coronavirus, Apple still wants to release a new phone
Despite the global pandemic more than 3.5 billion people take to self-isolation, Apple is reported to be on schedule to launch its reduced-priced handset.
Google is expected to be on track with a similar wallet-friendly smartphone after Samsung just last-week launched its new A-series of phones.
The new Apple blower will be either be a new iPhone SE or the iPhone 9, and it's expected to have a starting price of under US$400. The idea is to generate some growth during the coronavirus lockdown when many people might be less inclined to purchase a top-end smartphone.
Much like the recent launch of the iPad Pro, it's expected that Apple will hold its launch event virtually. Apple closed all its retail stores last month.
One positive note for gadget fans; smartphone development happens a year before the products are officially unveiled (meaning this year's products were planned last year). What that means is that there will be a slate of new technology landing this year regardless of the pandemic.
Of course, Apple refuses to comment on any and all speculation on its future products. So we'll have to wait and see what happens.
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