There have been multiple rumors about upcoming expensive iPhone model or expecting to be iPhone 8, as this year Apple will break all their earlier rules iPhone release they’ll launch 3 Model of iPhone in a single event which will include iPhone 7s, 7s Plus and iPhone 8.
Apple hasn’t released three iPhone simultaneously in a single event, while iPhone 8 has some feature which we could not expect to have in iPhone 7s. Talking about expensive iPhone 8 there is multiple rumor about it, that it will cost above $1,000 which is a lot more for any smartphone till today. While the device will feature some extraordinary technology like 3D Facial Recognition, Wireless Charging, OLED Display and a little bit more, all these features add up to make iPhone 8 heftier than you think.
While in the recent column for The New York Times, Brian X Chen quotes anonymous sources who reveals that the “premium model” priced iPhone apart from refreshed version will cost at around $999.
Chief among the changes for the new iPhones: refreshed versions, including a premium model priced at around $999, according to people briefed on the product, who asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Apple made room for a bigger screen on that model by reducing the size of the bezel — or the forehead and the chin — on the face of the device. Other new features include facial recognition for unlocking the device, along with the ability to charge it with magnetic induction, the people said.
Daring Fireball’s John Gruber believes Chen’s source indicated the iPhone 8 will indeed start at $999, while other storage option capacity model at $1099 and another model will cost about $1199. As iPhone 8 will start from 64GB as a base model while it will go for 256GB and 512GB respectively for prices.
iPhone 8 might be the first iPhone to cross $1000 mark as earlier iPhone 7 Plus 256GB cost about $969. While the higher model of iPhone 8 will give toe with MacBook and MacBook Pro’s model in terms of price. So it is interesting to see how Apple will decide price brackets for other countries as other countries also reflect another price for iPhone. So iPhone 8 will cross more price bracket in other countries, and how other countries will respond to “premium model”.
Apple iPhone is starting to enter in Apple’s Pro device region as Apple might call this product iPhone Pro which may justify its price. Some feature like 3D Capability which we have never seen yet may become deciding factor if this device is worth that much or not. One more thing that people want new design and form factor for upcoming iPhone 8, we are not talking about Metal design converted into Glass but a revolutionary design which Apple know from years.
According to more reliable sources like KGI analyst predicted that iPhone “premium model” will cost above $1000, but there is no proof to confirm this pricing issue. While talking about upcoming event Apple will make an announcement of their new iPhone in next month on September 12, but there is no confirmation from Apple this event as we get to know about this from rumors.