Digitimes say the existing 3D Touch display modules cost Apple $9 each, but that cost is expected to rise to $15 each. This may not seem like much of a bump, but as you should know, Apple has a tendency to focus on its profit margin quite a lot. And, analysts suspect that this won't be the only component of a high-end iPhone that will rise in cost for Apple.The main culprit is the OLED 3D Touch panel that Apple is expected to use in the iPhone 8. Supply chain sources for
Once you add it all up, the consensus is quickly becoming that there could be a $1000+ iPhone in the lineup this year. Obviously, that sounds pretty crazy, but considering the current iPhone 7 Plus can run you $979 for the 256GB model, that's not that big a jump. Still quite a steep price to pay.