Bad news everyone. The upcoming Apple iPhone 8 may be the most expensive of the range so far. A new report has emerged that Apple is set to price the upcoming iPhone at US$ 999, or about RM 4,740. The report states that this is for the base 64GB model.
The New York Times reported that the price is being considered, as the upcoming phone is said to feature some radical design feature such as OLED screen and a bezel-less display, which we have seen leaked here.
As reported earlier, Apple is rumoured to be launching three models at the same time – the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8. This is thanks to the iPhone’s 10th anniversary this year, marking a decade of iOS smartphones on the market.
64GB will be the base model of the iPhone 8, with models with larger storage of 128GB and 256GB expected. Apple usually charges US$ 100 per storage bump, so we may see a US$ 1,299 (or about RM 5,550) top-tier model in the works.
Other features said to be coming with the new model includes wireless charging and facial recognition. While the inclusion of these new technologies will be good for consumers, we are a bit wary of the purported price of the upcoming model.
September is what the market is saying as the launch window for the new iPhone 8, so stay tuned as we bring more information on Apple’s latest smartphones as it is revealed.