Jul 27, 2017 | Updated: 07:21 PM EDT

Apple iPhone 8 Rumors, Leaks, Specs: Latest Leak Reveals Expensive Secrets Of Apple For Upcoming iPhone

Jul 10, 2017 08:18 AM EDT

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(Photo : Leon Neal/Getty Images) The iPhone 8 is promising but shortages in supply seem to be unavoidable. Ming-Chi Kuo however believes this will have a minor effect on demand and interest.

The Apple iPhone 8's biggest problem is apparent. Despite a radical new design, massive display, vertically aligned dual camera, entirely new notification system and wireless charging feature, the price of the upcoming iPhone is going to be very high.

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According to the Business Insider report,  Apple is planning to start iPhone 8 pricing from $1,000 meaning top tier storage variant of the upcoming iPhone could cost $1,100 - $1,200. However, according to the latest report, it has gained from analysts' Nomura-Instinet, carriers may be about to ride to the rescue.

Nomura-Instinet analyst Jeffrey Kvaal, citing "record-low upgrade rates" among carriers, claims that they have reason to consider carriers are now desperate to come out on top in what is expected to be a "supercycle" upgrade when the Apple iPhone 8 unveils. Right now, the Apple has discovered evidence of self-confident promotions where carriers will stomach some of the cost to bring down the cost of the iPhone 8 for eager consumers, as reported by Forbes.

This is probably to go a step further than the common subsidizing of an iPhone's cost over the length of its contract with authentic savings. Given an iPhone contract can lock a new customer into a contract of two years or more, this might well be a risk the carrier deems worth taking in a free-for-all.

However, Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo also believes a lot of the iPhone 8's major new features, like fast charging and wireless charging, which is expected to be treated like optional extras with only a standard Lighting-to-USB Type A wall charger in the box. By joining the price tag of fast and wireless chargers and Lightning-to-USB Type-C cables after sale and there's the possibility of being another $100+ of purchase outlay. However, Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 8 might cost even more than Apple iPhone 8.


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