Goldman Sachs analyst confirms $1,000 price tag for Apple iPhone 8
Jankowski says that while Apple usually runs tests on multiple designs for a new model, she believes that the tech titan has "locked down" the design for the iPhone 8. The analyst also pointed out how important this premium model is to Apple. Since the company started launching a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone every year over the last three-years, 2016 was the first time that the larger "Plus" model outsold the standard version. That could be due to the dual-camera set up that debuted on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The analyst expects the iPhone 8 to continue this shift by consumers to the pricier model. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus accounted for as much as 32% of the sales rung up by the 2014 iPhone handsets. The iPhone 7 Plus accounted for as much as 60% of the sales generated by the 2016 iPhone units.
Lastly, Goldman Sachs expects the Apple iPhone 8 to include:
- 5.8-inch OLED screen (adds $35).
- No bezel, all screen.
- 3D sensing (adds $20).
- Better, faster NAND/DRAM memory (adds $16 to $29).
- Capacity starting at 128 GB.
- A11 processor.
- No home button.
- Biometric authentication.
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