iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus price leaked ahead of release in Thailand


The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are due to go on sale in Thailand this coming Friday, November 3rd.

Apple is yet to officially confirm the price of the new handsets but Bearthai.com, a Thai language technology site, claims the price for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were accidentally revealed on the AIS website before they were quickly taken down.

According to two screenshots taken from a web cache of the now removed images, the iPhone 8 64GB will be priced at Bt 29,000, while the iPhone 8 Plus 64GB will cost Bt 33,000.

Image: Bearthai.com

There is no word yet on the price of the 256GB versions of the iPhone 8.

We’ll post an update once Apple releases the official price for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Apple will be hoping there will be more demand for the iPhone 8 from consumers in Thailand than it has seen elsewhere.

Last week a report by Reuters citing the chief executive of Rogers Communication, Canada’s largest mobile network, said the appetite for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus had been “anemic”.

While some industry analysts claim that production and demand for the iPhone 8 in consistent with previous iPhone models, others have said the perceived lack of demand is because Apple consumers are holding out for the release of the iPhone X.

Meanwhile, Apple has also quashed rumours of a lack of demand for the iPhone X.

“We can see from the initial response, customer demand is off the charts,” an Apple spokeswoman told Reuters.

“We’re working hard to get this revolutionary new product into the hands of every customer who wants one, as quickly as possible.”

That statement was echoed by customers in Hong Kong where Apple stopped accepting pre-orders for the iPhone X after less than half an hour of going online on the Apple website.

In the United States, shipping times lengthened to five weeks such was the demand in pre-orders.

There is no information yet on when the iPhone X will go on sale in Thailand. If you are waiting for the new handset, you might be waiting a while.


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