You’ll need deep pockets if you want to buy the iPhone 8

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Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone is likely to be on sale for about $1000 (THB35,000) although there are rumours that it may cost even more than that.

A research note by Goldman Sachs has suggested that the new device, the 256GB model, may be $1099 (THB38,500).

The same note stated that the device will also have a OLED display, 3D sensors and augmented reality technologies.

These, just the latest predictions, were revealed to CNBC by Simona Jankowski.

“The first $1,000 iPhone can drive meaningful upside,” Jankowski wrote in a note to clients Thursday. ‘The bottom line is that we are raising our FY18/19 EPS estimates further above consensus
“We think the higher demand for the larger (5.8″) form factor will be supported by the fact that the iPhone 8 will have compelling new features not available in the smaller form factors,” she wrote.

She predicted that the 128GB will go for $999, but the 256GB will boast a $1,099 price tag – Apple’s most expensive iPhone, the 128GB iPhone 7, is only $749.

“We think the higher demand for the larger (5.8’) form factor will be supported by the fact that the iPhone 8 will have compelling new features not available in the smaller form factors,” Jankowski wrote.

There had been rumours that the device had been behind schedule but Ms. Jankowski said, “iPhone assemblers Foxconn Electronics, Winstron and Pegatron were accelerating the recruitment and training of new workers in China in preparation of mass production of the new iPhone.”

Like with all the rumours that have been flying around regarding the iPhone, we will probably just have to wait and see what the facts are.

Source: 9 to 5 Mac

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