According to the snippets of code found, both new iPhones will run the A13 Bionic chipset - the same as that in the iPhone 11 range - which should be great news to fans that prefer the older style of iPhone, as it should allow the range to compete with current iPhones in terms of performance - even with an entry-level price tag.
Of course, it should come as no surprise that the iPhone 8-esque smartphones will also come with a solid-state Home button over the updated Face ID introduced in the iPhone X range. The code also suggests they’ll both feature Apple Pay and Express Transit, fairly standard features, alongside the ability to read NFC tags without a third-party app, a feature previously exclusive to the newer iPhone Xr, Xs and 11 ranges.
While Apple was originally rumoured to launch the entry-level iPhone range at an event in March, the company decided to postpone after execs became increasingly concerned about the COVID-19 outbreak. Rumours now suggest it’ll take place at some point in Spring 2020, and may coincide with the release of iOS 13.4, but it’s difficult to pinpoint a release with the current situation with Coronavirus.
For more on the upcoming iPhone, take a look at the latest iPhone 9 rumours.