iPhone 8 Price Reportedly Revealed; How Its Specs & Design Takes Cues From Samsung's Latest Offering
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Technology Technology Apr 05, 2017 05:45 PM EDT
The iPhone 8 price won't likely reach the four-figure mark and its design might be copying its rival, the Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Apple is consistent in coming up with an iPhone design that's better than its predecessor.
This year is no exception, as Apple is prepping up for the release of the next-generation line-up of the iPhone. Naturally so, consumers will be expecting the iPhone 8 price to reach at least four figures.
After all, the technology behind the iPhone 8 is expected to be significantly better than the last. However, this might not be the case with Apple's next iPhone entry, despite rumors suggesting otherwise.
According to BGR, the estimated iPhone 8 price might be somewhere around the $870 mark. Contrary to what the rumors are suggesting about the price of Apple's next flagship model, it might not be ideal for Apple to set a price higher than the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 plus goes for about $850, and at this price, it already has an impressive 5.8-inch edge-less display. On the other hand, the iPhone 8 is reported to have a much smaller screen compared to their direct competitor's flagship model.
Despite the likelihood of the iPhone 8 specs to have truly innovative and ground-breaking features, it won't be enough to warrant them a price higher than what their competition is offering. Other than the iPhone 8 price, it's worth noting that its design might actually incorporate elements from Samsung smartphones.
In fact, Apple has ordered 70 million units of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) panels from Samsung themselves, according to The Sun. These OLED panels are to be used in the iPhone 8 design, which is reported to incorporate a 5.2-inch screen.
The iPhone 8 price won't be the only similar points that it will share with the Samsung Galaxy S8, as it's also reported to have the similar no-home-button approach in design. Just like the Samsung Galaxy S8, the iPhone will also have wireless charging functionality as well as a 3D sensor for facial recognition.
It's evident that Apple is not just closely watching its competition, it's taking cues from them as well. The major factor for Apple now is the iPhone's marketability, which is still pretty huge.