IPhone 8 encrusted in diamonds could cost over $20000

The survey from investment analysts Piper Jaffray found that just 16% of those surveyed said they planned to upgrade to the new device.

The brand is a key source of iPhone's competitive advantage in the market. iPhone's product features-no matter how unique they might be-would eventually be matched by the competition.

The iPhone 8 will be different. You can't compare the iPhone X to the iPhone 7 Plus. Leaks have been numerous, and fresh ones indicate that the new models will go on pre-order as soon as September 15.

Here's what rumours suggest we can expect from the new iPhone 8.

Kvaal added that carrier promotions should help bring the price of the iPhone 8 down from $1,000 via monthly installment plans in the $35 range - a slight increase from the $25 monthly fees for the current models.

The flagship phone will also possess an OLED screen and this will be bigger than the display area of iPhone 7 Plus.

But now, as it turns out, LG will not be able to meet the production yield which Apple requested and this translates to the fact that Apple will have to stick with Samsung for another year.

Apple will nearly certainly shift the pricing of its iPhone lineup around to accommodate the new flagship iPhone 8 and the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. Yet as long as the facial recognition feature works well, in a year or less, most consumers will overcome their initial reluctance to embrace this change. The new flagship iPhone is tough coming out on the 10th anniversary of the iPhone.

What Kind Of Capabilities Will The New Phones Have?

"With the Galaxy Plus at $840 and the Note at [almost] $950, we think a $900 price tag for the base OLED model makes sense". What they could do is to place the fingerprint sensor on the back, but that just doesn't seem likely to be Apple.

This formidable position in the OLED market is basically the payoff Samsung got for investing in research and development of screen technology early, starting with the Symbian-powered i7110, which might not ring a bell, though. If you like bling, you'll be fine with the diamond-encrusted iPhone 8 that I'm sure costs an arm and a leg. Regardless, these blush gold phones will sell like insane.

How expensive is it going to be?

For its part, the Steve Jobs Theater, which can seat up to 1,000 people, is an apt monument to the former Apple CEO, who initiated the Apple Park project before he died in 2011.

  • Carolyn Briggs