It was widely rumored that Apple would be launching the iPhone 9 towards the end of March. The device would then go on sale in the first week of April. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Apple has likely had to readjust its launch timeline. Interestingly, cases for Apple’s new 4.7-inch iPhone have started popping up at retailers like Best Buy.
The UAG case only mentions that it is for the new 4.7-inch 2020 iPhone and does not mention its name. This is typical of new iPhone cases at launch since they are usually mass produced and shipped before Apple officially announces them. As per the source, Best Buy employees have been ordered not to inventory the cases until April 5. It is possible that Apple will end up announcing the new 4.7-inch iPhone before that, though this would imply an announcement as soon as today or tomorrow.
There is also the possibility that Best Buy would just end up delaying the sale of these covers. Apple was rumored to launch the 2020 iPad Pro and iPhone 9 by the end of March. The company has already announced the former along with the 2020 MacBook Air.
The 4.7-inch iPhone 9 was expected to be announced on March 31 and then launch on April 3. Rumors point to the iPhone 9/SE 2 packing a 4.7-inch display with Touch ID. It would also feature an A13 Bionic chip, 3GB RAM, 64GB base storage, and a single 12MP camera at the rear. It is rumored to carry a starting price of $399.