Now, it’s hard to imagine how the new generation of iPhones will look like. Apparently, it will feature an OLED display and a long anticipated wireless charging support, but these aren’t the only novelties that we can expect. So how will it affect the final price of the smartphone?
OLED-displays now are pretty expensive. Plus, new technologies and memory extension could result in serious price increase for iPhone 8. Analysts from Fast Company are certain that it will be the first iPhone to cross the symbolic threshold of $1000. Currently, the 256-GB version of iPhone 7 Plus costs around $960.
Experts say that due to many advancements Apple won’t be able to maintain the same price for iPhone and will have to raise it. Two of these technologies will be especially expensive: a frameless display and a fingerprint sensor fitted under the screen. The same technology can be seen in Xiaomi Mi Mix.
Of course, there’s nothing surprising about the fact that more expensive features will influence the iPhone 8 price. But this information goes against with some rumours who said that it would be an intermediate iPhone model. Now, though, the analysts call the upcoming iPhone 8 the smartphone of 2017. So we’ll have to just wait and see if Apple is going to live up to all expectations.