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iPhone 8 "most feature-rich ever", first to cost more than £1,000

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The iPhone 8 will be the first Apple handset to cost more than £1,000, according to a new report.

Sources claim the top-end model of iPhone 8 is 'very likely' to cost more than the $969 (or £919 in the UK) that Apple currently charges for the highest capacity iPhone 7 Plus.

What with the weak pound, that means us Brits could end up paying over £1,000 for the next-generation iPhone. Apple is also thought to be making a 'premium' version of the handset, which could cost even more.

Apple is said to want to charge more because it hopes the handset "will be the most feature-rich iPhone ever."

What exactly are these features? Unconfirmed reports say the next iPhone will boast a 5.8-inch OLED screen. This would make for better picture quality, but would also cost more than twice as much as the LCD panel used in the iPhone 7.

Apple is also thought to be cramming in more RAM than the iPhone 7, in order to make the handset run quicker.

Other mooted changes include a bigger battery, and touch-sensitive panels replacing the Home and volume buttons.

"The new iPhone will look something like a smooth black monolith, with few visual interruptions to its sleek design," the report adds.

The iPhone 8 – or iPhone X, as the report dubs it – will most likely be announced in September and go on sale soon after, in keeping with Apple's previous release schedules.

Source: Fast Company

Category: News
Tagged: apple, iphone, iphone 8

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