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Goldman Sachs Details the Pricing of All Three Upcoming iPhone Models – iPhone 8 Will Cost $999 for the Base Model

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May 12, 2017
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With newer features to be added to smartphones, the actual retail price of flagship devices has skyrocketed and with the latest rumors incoming, it looks like the iPhone 8 is not going to be any different than the rest. According to the latest findings, the iPhone 8 is expected to cost $999 and Goldman Sachs has also laid down its predictions regarding the pricing and specifications of the remaining two models potentially announcing in September 2017.

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First, let us provide a breakdown of the pricing of the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s Plus and the iPhone 7s expected to be announced this September:

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  • iPhone 8: $999
  • iPhone 7s Plus: $769
  • iPhone 7s: $649

Slowly but surely, Apple has been bumping up the storage of its iPhones along with other exclusive features while charging a small fee from consumers so they are able to take advantages of those changes. With the iPhone 7 Plus, you got a combination of a dual-camera, sharper display, more RAM, and a bigger capacity for $769. This price is $20 higher compared to the iPhone 6s Plus, which came with just 16GB of internal storage for the base model compared to the 32GB of native memory in the current-gen iPhone.

Goldman Sachs (via Business Insider) also believes that the iPhone 8’s base storage version will start from 128GB, which is a small, but a contributing factor to its high price tag.

“We expect the iPhone 8 to have 128GB and 256GB models priced at $999 and 1,099 respectively.”

Other factors why the phone’s base storage version could cost $999 is because of the newer components that will be a part of the mix.

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  • 5.8-inch OLED panel (expected to add $35 to the overall cost)
  • 3D sensing technology (expected to add $20 to the overall cost)
  • Faster NAND flash and DRAM memory (expected to add $16 to $29 to the overall cost)

In addition, making a phone that is expected to sport an edge-to-edge glass with a very high screen-to-body ratio is not going to be coming cheap, which will again account for that price increase as a result.

Would you be willing to spend $999 to get your hands on the latest and greatest iPhone? Do let us know what you think down in the comments.

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