More evidence hints at massive iPhone 8 price hike

Apple Money 1 Increased component
costs will make Apple push up its prices.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Rumors that the iPhone 8 may come with a $1,000 price tag are
seemingly backed-up by a new report claiming that components
for the next-gen handset will be considerably higher than
those for its predecessor.

According to
China’s
Economic
Daily News
, the 3D Touch module alone for the iPhone 8
will cost 150 percent more than the comparable module for the
current LCD iPhone.


The report
notes that OLED-based 3D Touch modules are normally around 50
percent higher than LCD-based ones, but Apple has agreed to a
quote that’s 150 percent higher. It’s not clear why Apple went
for the pricier option.


The cost of Apple’s other component
parts aren’t disclosed in the article. However, the fact that
prices for one component are increasing substantially from
the $7-9 that TPK Holdings and General Interface Solution (GIS)
charge Apple at present to the $18-22 they’ll charge from the
comparable iPhone 8 module adds yet more evidence
that the iPhone 8 will be Apple’s priciest handset yet.

As
per a recent report from Goldman
Sachs analyst Simona Jankowski
, the 128GB iPhone 8 will sell
for $999, while the 256GB version will set users back a whopping
$1,099. This means that the iPhone 8 could represent a
significant 25 percent price jump from the iPhone 7.


Jankowski
singled out the larger 5.8-inch display, OLED screen and

3D-sensing augmented reality
as reasons for the price
increase.


Would you
pay $1,000-plus for Apple’s next-gen iPhone? Leave your
comments below.

Via: Digitimes




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