iPhone 8 deals: when will they be announced?
The SIM free prices for the iPhone 8 will be confirmed at the very end of Apple’s launch event.
At the time of writing, we don’t know for sure when the grand unveiling will be. But if previous form is anything to go by, it’s almost certain to take place some time in September.
Want the iPhone 8 on a monthly contract? You might have to wait a bit longer to find out the asking price.
Can't wait for the iPhone 8? Find a good deal on the iPhone 7 at our comparison page.
iPhone SIM-only deals: what should I expect to pay?
Leaks from Apple’s supply chain indicate that the top-of-the-range iPhone 8 could be as much as $1,099 in the US to buy outright and off-contract.
This has led to widespread speculation that us Brits could pay as much as £1,000 for the same phone.
That’s once you factor in the premium we pay for Apple products in Britain, as well as the continued weakness of the Pound against the Dollar.
In news to surprise no-one, the entry-level iPhone 8 is expected to come in a fair bit cheaper, though.
According to one analyst, the starter model will be priced $870. So if he’s correct, don’t expect to get too much change from £900 in the UK.
By way of comparison, the entry-level editions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are priced £599 and £719 respectively. So that’s quite a jump this year.
For what it’s worth, we can’t see Apple pricing the iPhone 8 quite as high as those forecasts suggest.
While we we’re not ruling out a top-end iPhone 8 that’s a bit more expensive than we’ve grown to expect, we think it’s more likely that Apple keep prices much more in line with current-generation models.
How will iPhone 8 deals on monthly contract be priced?
Right now, this is largely guesswork. Albeit educated guesswork.
Usually, you can pick a new iPhone from day one from about £45-£50 per month on monthly contracts.
And unless Apple really does throw out its time-honoured price policy for the next-generation model, you’ll probably pay about the same for the iPhone 8.
If you wait until the phone has been on the shelves for a few months, though, prices will start to drop. So it’s well worth holding fire, if you’re watching the pennies.
Shopping around for the best iPhone 8 deals
Once iPhone 8 deals are announced by networks, we’ll highlight our pick of the best deals in our comparison table.
We’ll also be running iPhone 8 buyers’ guides in our editorial section. Once again, we use our judgement to pick out what we consider the best iPhone 8 deals available at the time of writing.
To help you make an informed decision, buyers’ guides also spell out the key ‘sells’ of particular iPhone 8 deals.
Whether that’s a generous data allowance that’s only available for a limited time or network-specific sweeteners.
What can I expect from the iPhone 8?
Believe what you read and the iPhone 8 will be the biggest upgrade ever, as Apple seeks to mark its smartphone’s tenth anniversary with a real bang.
Rumoured features include an all-new design with an all-glass front, a vertically aligned dual lens camera that’s optimised for VR video and games, better battery life and wireless charging.
Want more iPhone 8 rumours? We’ve collated all the speculation for our rumours round-up.