Another day, another iPhone 8
price prediction that breaks our hearts and sends us weeping in the corner. It was Ming-Chi Kuo, the reputed analyst who predicted that the iPhone 8 will land with a $1000 starting tag
, then the New York Times reiterated it
, while now a self-made leakster who's scored some scoops lately is rehashing the story, this time adding extra price tiers.
The source claims that the basic 64GB iPhone 8
will indeed run you $999, but if you want to hang out with the cool kids that rock the 256 GB and 512 GB versions, you'd have to shell out $1099 and $1199, respectively.
Well, it is not hard to fathom that the iPhone Edition will be more expensive than the upgrade versions of the 7 and 7 Plus
, given that the cost of producing it will be 50%-60% higher than that of the regular models. After all, we calculated that just the flexible OLED panels that Apple has reportedly ordered from Samsung, cost $70 apiece
, as opposed to less than $40 on the current iPhone 7. The Galaxy S8
, LG G6
and now the Note 8, also came with higher tags than their predecessors, but that's apparently the price to pay for the "all-screen," "bezel-less" trend in 2017