Apple’s premium iPhone 8 will make its debut next month, at Apple’s annual September event. This year, there will be three new iPhone models released to the public and one of them is a premium device with impressive features and a higher price tag.
We have heard rumors regarding the price of the premium iPhone model for months. Most rumors out there claim that the iPhone 8 will cost users up to $1000, making it the most expensive iPhone model ever released to the public.
According to the latest sources, the premium iPhone 8 will start at $999 at launch this year, meaning that the 512GB model will likely cost more than $1000 this year. In fact, $1000 mark is not something new when it comes to Apple’s iPhone lineup, as the company is now selling the 256GB version of the iPhone 7 Plus for $969 in the US.
Sources say that the two standard iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will carry the same price tag as the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at launch. An iPhone 8 with a $999 price tag will put the device in intense contention with the recently-announced Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which costs $940 for the 64GB model.
Some recent reports claim that Apple will be offering the premium iPhone 8 in three variants this year: 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB. This means that Apple will remove the 32GB model from the company’s iPhone lineup. That seems plausible, as apps and games tend to get bigger and take up more storage space.
The high-end iPhone is rumored to include impressive features. However, it remains unclear how Apple will manage to integrate the fingerprint scanner under the display. Some reports claim that the premium iPhone model will come with no Touch ID, instead adopting a different security measure for unlocking the phone.
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