New report suggests the iPhone 8 will cost $1,000

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The New York Times is the latest news outlet to report the iPhone 8 will cost in the region of $1,000.

Apple’s upcoming handset, dubbed the iPhone 8 was widely expected to come with a hefty price tag, but a price point of $1,000 (approx 31,000 baht) will be seen as a considerable price hike for most buyers.

To justify the hefty price tag, Apple is expected to include an array of premium features in the iPhone 8, including additions which have never been seen on an iPhone or elsewhere.

The iPhone 8 is expected to include a full screen display which takes up the whole of the front the smartphone.

The handset is set to include facial recognition technology that will be used to unlock the device, and which has been widely reported this past week.

The Times also reports the iPhone 8 will include a full wireless charging capabilities and groundbreaking AR features.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the iPhone 8 will be officially unveiled on 12 Sept. The new phone will be launched alongside the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, which will be slight upgrades to Apple’s existing line and continue with the firm’s tradition of releasing an ‘S’ series upgrade.

While the $1,000 price point is bad news for consumers, it is perhaps that those who want the latest flagship smartphones should get used to.

On Wednesday, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 8, which the Korean tech firm confirmed would start at $930.

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