IPhone 8 Unlikely to Cost Over $1000

Apple's forthcoming iPhone 8 will start at around $900 in the United States, with the price of a higher end model pegged at just under $1,000. With Apple remaining expectedly tight-lipped when it comes to the details around its 2017 smartphone release, let's round-up everything we know so far about the handset. The premium version of the iPhone 8 has also been said to come with a massive price tag of about $1000 when it goes official. Apple fans are already more than aware that the company typically releases an "S" variant of its previous iPhone between the release of each new model, which reports suggest it could still plan to do this year.

How much will the iPhone 8 cost?

UBS Asia hardware analyst Arthur Hsieh estimates the factory cost of the phone could be $70-90 higher than the current Plus model.

Apple is expected to offer three iPhones this year, with one of the models to feature an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display.

Samsung is the only producer of bendable OLED panels for smartphones in the world.

"Samsung's S8 Plus has a 6.2-inch screen, larger than the 5.8-inch screen expected on the OLED iPhone", they wrote. According to Mulinovich, Apple will charge up to $1000 for a 256GB model, while the rumored iPhone 7s and 7s Plus devices will start at $650 and $750, respectively. More rumors have it that we would not only be getting the iPhone 8 this year from the manufacturer as other devices would also be made official. With that in mind, the iPhone 8, or Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone could serve simply as a refined design.

  • Zachary Reyes