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Starting Price of iPhone 8 Is Going to Be a Mammoth $999, According to Latest Rumor

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Aug 25, 2017
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With Apple’s iPhone keynote allegedly taking place on September 12 there isn’t a whole lot of time for consumers to save up for the iPhone 8 if they just found out about the news. Sources close to the matter state that the flagship is expected to set you back by a trailblazing $999 bill. This is going to be for the base model so if you like bezel-less phones that are rocking a dual-camera upgrade, it will certainly cost you.

Analysts Are Skeptical Towards iPhone 8 Starting Price – Rumors Saying Highest Capacity Model to Get 512GB of Storage

According to a new revelation presented by The New York Times, the starting price of the iPhone 8 is expected to start from $999. Given the base model of Apple’s iPhone 7, that is going to be a $350 premium being charged by the company. That difference alone is more than enough to help you get settled on a very capable Android smartphone.

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Even analysts are skeptical that iPhone owners themselves are going to be very short in number to upgrade to an iPhone that will feature a $1,000 price. You also have to take into consideration that Apple is not going to be providing accessories with the iPhone 8, unlike other manufacturers. What this means is that you will be shelling out additional funds in the form of wireless chargers, headphones, earphones and several others, resulting in an abnormally high price tag.

However, there are other advantages of upgrading to the iPhone 8. A new rumor claims that the phone will be available in a 512GB model, but our hunch is that if the rumor ends up being true, you will be paying $999 for the 64GB model.

As far as features, go, the iPhone 8 will also provide support for 4K video recording at 60 frames per second. Industry watchers have claimed that the iPhone 8’s facial recognition will be the smartest piece of security ever incorporated in a mobile device, so you never know the extreme lengths customers might go to when deciding to pick up a $1,000 iPhone.

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If you feel that the high price tag is not justified, then you can always go for the iPhone 7s Plus, since it is going to be every bit as powerful as the edge-to-edge glass-featured iPhone.

Source: The New York Times

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