Why The Apple iPhone 8 Will Cost $1000

Laverne Mann
May 22, 2017

Thoughts about the iPhone 8? Currently, the iPhone 8 is rumored to cost $999 for the 128GB version and $1,099 for the 256GB variant.

Apple follows a tick-tock update cycle with their iPhones. That is, as long as Apple is able to iron out the kinks in the technology in time to include the feature on the phone.

The reason for the same was so that they could introduce a radical new design with the tenth anniversary model in 2017. To that end, even the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus weren't pure upgrades. The bezels around the iPhone 8 will just measure 4mm all around. The move to an all-glass design is more than an aesthetic choice, however, since the iPhone 8 is rumored to support wireless charging - a first for the iPhone line. The size of the rear-camera portion on the supposed iPhone 8 mold also looks substantially larger than the one on the purported iPhone 7s Plus.

The mold for the iPhone 8 features a cutout for the vertically aligned dual camera lenses, another feature we've been hearing a lot about lately.

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A separate DigiTimes report (citing Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News) also claims that the price for 3D Touch components on OLED iPhone 8 has also been increased by 150 percent by TPK Holdings and General Interface Solution. Recently leaked CAD renders revealed that the camera bump on the iPhone 8 back panel would house the two lenses as well as the flash. It is expected to feature and edge-to-edge OLED display. We suspect that's simply to fit a similar rear camera system to that now found on the iPhone 7 Plus yet in a smaller body.

There are expected to be three new iPhone models this year, a 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch iPhone with an LCD display, these models may be called the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus or may come with the iPhone 8 name. The True Tone display changes its hue and color temperature depending on the atmosphere. With no home button, users are wondering where Apple will place the fingerprint scanner included in previous models.

Although Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 should be relatively pricey, the leaks really do suggest that Apple is going all out with this device - it's seemingly building the best device it reasonably can, but the company is going to charge customers more for it, since it's more expensive to build. Rumors either suggest that Apple could remove the feature together, relocate it to the back, or develop a new technology that can hide the sensor beneath the display. It is worth noting that the iPhone have always been more expensive than the rest of the smartphones on the market, but this upcoming model will exceed them all.

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