It's also expected to start at $999 for the base model - a $350 premium to the base iPhone 7 model and $230 more expensive than the base iPhone 7 Plus model. With the iPhone 7 out last year, the company's previous naming pattern dictates this year's would be the 7S.
Evan Blass, who has a strong track record for revealing information about new smartphones before they are launched, tweeted this week about when Apple's new smartphone will be open for pre-order, and when it will go on sale.
The iPhone Upgrade Program with the new phone might increase by a few more dollars and the iPhone 8 (7S) will definitely be a popular choice with top USA carriers. You'll be able to watch the iPhone 8 event livestream, but only if you have the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th generation of the box. Unfortunately, the attempt proved more hard than Apple initially thought, so the idea was eventually abandoned due to the approaching deadlines.
The issue remains whether Apple has enough supply to satisfy what is likely to be huge demand for its tenth anniversary smartphone. It's also said to feature a glass back to facilitate inductive wireless charging. According to sources familiar with the matter in The Wall Street Journal's report, Apple technicians struggled to implement a fingerprint scanner into the touch screen, ultimately cutting Touch ID in favor of a facial scanning feature.
Next-gen iPhone rumors have gotten pretty confusing, with several contrasting reports popping up as we get closer to the handset's launch.
The move would make sense, as rivals Google and Samsung's flagship models no longer have physical buttons on the front.
KGI Securities' analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates that Apple is now paying $45 to $55 for LCD displays in current iPhone models. The iPhone 8 is expected to come with a 5.5-inch display in a 5-inch form factor due to extremely thin bezels.
LG Display, Apple, and Samsung Display have refused to comment on what is going on, but according to statistics taken from April of 2016, Samsung holds a 97.7 percentage in global OLED production, meaning the vast number of resources at the company's disposal will be handy for Apple, but at a price tag.
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