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iPhone 8 will only come in two versions, claims analyst


Apple’s iPhone 8 is now less than a week away from its official launch. But that hasn’t stopped analysts speculating about the updated handset’s cost and what storage options Apple will offer.

UBS’s Steven Milunovich has claimed in a new report that Apple will only offer two versions of its iPhone 8, which could end up being called the iPhone X, rather than the three which rival analysts say will be unveiled on 12th September.

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Milunovich says Apple is priming 64GB and 256GB editions only, with a view to ensuring the price goes no higher than $1,000.

He believes that Apple will not risk releasing a 512GB version, which could cost $1,200 (£921) SIM–free, saying Tim Cook and co could price themselves out of the market.

Milunovich points to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 SIM–free price structure, saying Apple will try and peg the price of its new flagship to that phone. A 64GB edition costs £869 in the UK.

His suggestions fly in the face of other reports, which point towards 64GB, 128GB and 512GB models arriving at price points that could top £1,000 on these shores.

Apple’s official plans will be revealed at a special event at 6pm UK time on 12th September. The California company will also show off updated versions of last year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as well as a new Apple Watch.


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