Onda, 01 Apr 2020after use gesture navigation you won't go backThe target market of this phone are iPhone 6/6s/7 users who have not upgraded. For these people, this phone is perfect, as it provides the latest hardware with a familiar interface (TouchID + Home button).
Riaz Madappally, 01 Apr 2020I don't think it will outsell XR or 11At $399, $200 less than the XR, I'm sure it will sell very well, especially on no-contract carriers.
Apple's problem will be their pricing outside the US. In the US, this iPhone 9 at $399 is very inexpensive. But in many non-US markets, this phone will be priced more around USD $600-700, which puts it into the "almost flagship" category instead.
A new rumor...don't even think it'll be ever sold and especially due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Will rather wait a more compact version when iPhone 12 is launched (what is meant, should look like a smaller iPhone 12).