Apple will sell the forthcoming iPhone 8 for ‘around $999’. That’s the word from the New York Times, after speaking with ‘people who had been briefed on the product’.
It’s not clear whether this is the proposed price for the entry-level 64GB model, although it seems likely given that Apple is also set to unveil a pair of more affordable handsets in the shape of the new iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.
While we're still waiting on details about UK pricing for Apple's top-end smartphone, the current weakness of the pound against the dollar suggests that the iPhone 8 may well cost in the region £999 on these shores. Or even break the £1,000 barrier.
Currently, a 32GB iPhone 7 Plus costs £719 here in the UK and $769 in the US.
Apple’s decision to attach such a high asking price to the iPhone 8 is unlikely to hamper sales, with the redesigned model likely to benefit from pent up demand from tech fans for something new.
The iPhone 8 is said to come with a new edge–to–edge screen, as well as 3D facial scanning and a vertical dual lens camera that will work with virtual reality headsets.
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