Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will reportedly sell the iPhone 8 for more than $1,000.
The 10th-anniversary iPhone is rumored to be packed with innovative design and amazing features including an OLED screen, an edge-to-edge display, and a long-distance wireless charging. The Cupertino tech giant sells the 256GB version of the iPhone 7 Plus for $969, so it the said price tag of the iPhone 8 is not very surprising, Fast Company reported, citing a source with knowledge of the company’s plans.
The iPhone 8 would be an expensive handset because of OLED display and memory. The source said the phone will feature the OLED screen which looks great but will probably cost the company roughly twice as much as the LCD display used in current iPhones. Moreover, the iPhone 8 would get a memory upgrade from the iPhone 7 and memory is relatively expensive nowadays due to the strong dollar.
New Apple iPhone 8 Rumors
The iPhone 8 is rumored to get a new 5.8-inch display. Along with the iPhone 8, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to release a 4.7-inch model (possibly the iPhone 7s) and a 5.5-inch model (likely to be the iPhone 7s Plus), according to reports confirmed by Fast Company’s source.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Quo said in November that only the iPhone 8 would get an OLED screen. The other models will have LCD displays.
The 5.5-inch iPhone and the 5.8-inch iPhone are said to sport dual-lens cameras, like the iPhone 7 Plus.
The sides of the iPhone 8 are expected to be made of forged stainless steel, which is a less expensive than the aluminum used in current iPhones. On the back side, the company is likely to use glass.
As rumored, the iPhone 8 will not have a home button. The source confirmed reports that Apple is working to remove the physical home button from the iPhone 8. According to the source, the company will relocate the button under the display surface, and it would be a button to touch, not press. Earlier, Bloomberg reported that the tech giant is killing the home button in favor of fingerprint sensors that would be built into the screen
iPhone 8 will feature 3D-Sensing Technology
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is working with Lumentum to bring D-sensing technology for the iPhone 8.
However, the source said that “it remains unclear how the technology will be applied, however. It could be used to recognize the user’s face for authentication. It could also be used in the camera to provide better image resolution. It could even be used in some form of augmented reality application,” according to the Fast Company article.
Qualcomm is said to supply modems for some of the phones. Intel supplied modem chips for some of the iPhone 7, and new reports suggest that the company’s new 7480 LTE modem will go inside some of the new iPhones.
Rumors also point out that the tech giant is working on a long-range wireless charging technology for the iPhone 8. The company reportedly hired engineers with expertise in wireless charging to build the technology and discussed the project with suppliers in Asia.
Moreover, the iPhone 8 is expected to come with a far bigger battery than the current iPhone 7 line. However, the exact size of the battery remains unclear.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to announce its new phones including the iPhone 8 in September.
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