We are now seven months from the unveiling of iPhone 8. There have been a lot of rumors hinting at the impressive features coming in Apple’s next iPhone. This year, Apple is expected to launch a special iPhone to celebrate 10 years of iPhone with premium parts and radical design changes. However, sources say that an iPhone with cutting-edge features and an overhauled design could come with a steep price tag.
According to sources, Apple’s 10th-anniversary iPhone could cost users more than $1000, making it the most expensive iPhone Apple has ever made in the history. Rumors have suggested that the new iPhone 8 will mark the first iPhone to feature OLED display that’s much more expensive than traditional LED displays. Besides, other improvements such wireless charging functionality and iris scanner will also hike up the price for the upcoming iPhone 8.
Sources claim that iPhone 8 could feature a premium design with a smooth black monolith and a few visual interruptions. Besides, Touch ID and camera may be built directly into the display, meaning that physical buttons may be removed from iPhone 8 this year. With previous rumors claiming that Apple might release three iPhone models this year including a premium model, we are pretty sure that a premium iPhone 8 will sport a hefty $1000 price tag. Besides, there may be two affordable 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch iPhone 8 devices with LCD displays that are close in design to the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. These two models may come with some design changes, but retain LCD displays in order to keep the price down.
In reality, Apple has already released the 256GB version of the iPhone 7 Plus ($969) that gets close to $1000 price tag. According to tech experts, if the rumor is correct, Apple may be struggling to compete with other top-tier smartphones this year like Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6, which costs less than $1000.
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