by Bradly Dean Jones
Apple is a company that likes to price their devices relatively high. With some people posting concerns about the the new Macbook Pro prices, the rumors of the max out spec’d upcoming iPhone 8 will be over $1000. This will be Apple’s 10th-anniversary iPhone and the successor to the iPhone 7 Plus, which when spec’d out was roughly over $950.
According to Fast Company, changing to an OLED display will most likely double the screen costs from the current LCD display. On top of that, they expect the iPhone 8 to include a “bigger battery” and some incorporation of “3D-sensing technology”.
“Our source says Apple has been working with Lumentum on 3D-sensing technology for the new high-end phone. … It could be used to recognize the user’s face for authentication. It could also be used in the camera to provide better image resolution.”
According to MacWorld, other new features that may come with this device could be a curved display, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, wireless charging, and the possibly of three different models, with them stating that “one model will sport a 5.5-inch OLED screen and a dual camera. One will have a 5.5-inch LCD screen, also with a dual camera. The third will be a 4.7-inch iPhone with an LCD screen and a single camera system.”
Last November, Apple released the Apple Watch 2. With many improvements over its successor, they added a variation with a white ceramic finish. Some rumors claim that this may come to the new iPhone. Cult Of Mac explaining why a ceramic iPhone may be in the works saying that the coating will yield less scratches, will help disperse heat better, and will give a new set of colors to pick from.
The iPhone 8 is expected to be announced fall of 2017. As it gets closer to the drop date, more and more rumors will continue to come out. With the possible high price tag, Apple may see a drop in sales, but if rumors are true, the new features may bring on new customers.
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Jeremy is junior majoring in News Journalism and Telecommunications and minoring in Political Science and American History. Though he is Byte’s Senior News Editor, he also writes reviews, features, and guest stars on podcasts.