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Apple iPhone 8 storage variant and price leaked, may not be launched on September 12: Report

Apple might not be able to unveil the OLED iPhone 8 anytime before November.

  • Published: September 4, 2017 9:18 PM IST
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Apple‘s anniversary iPhone is one of the most-awaited smartphone launch this year. The company is expected to go official with the 2017 iPhones on September 12 at the newly constructed Steve Jobs Theater in Apple ‘spaceship’ park. However, that is not keeping rumor mills from churning out leaks. A new leak coming from Venya Geskin now reveals the storage variant and the pricing of the iPhone 8.

According to Geskin citing sources inside the company, the iPhone 8 will come in three storage variants -64GB, 256GB, and 512GB. In lines with previous reports of OLED iPhone 8 being the expensive iPhones ever, the three variants are said to be priced at $1,000 (approximately Rs 65,000), $1,100 (Rs 71,000) and $1,200 (Rs 77,000), respectively.

Going by the words of tipster Evan Blass, Apple will take pre-orders from the 2017 iPhones from September 15 and will release the flagship smartphone in the market on September 22. ALSO READ: iPhone X: Apple’s 10th anniversary edition smartphone may not be called the iPhone 8: Report 

But if suppliers from Korea and sentiment emerging from there are something to go by, then the OLED iPhone 8 entered production in late August, making it a reality only by November. With earlier reports also suggesting that Apple faced design challenges till last minutes of iPhone 8 going in production, it is speculated the Apple will be putting up only a limited number of iPhone 8 units on sale.  “Even if the OLED iPhone is launched in September, it will be available in an extremely limited quantity,” an insider told The Investor.  ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 8 could let you invoke Siri by holding the sleep-wake button: Report

So far, Apple iPhone 8 is expected to come with OLED display panels while it is also believed to come with a number of upgrades. Reports attribute the high price point to the end-to-end stretched display that has been seen in sketchy images leaked till now. Also the production cost is expected to go up because of the in-display fingerprint scanner expected on the smartphone. However, that is yet not confirmed as other reports have hinted at an enlarged power key to house the Touch ID. Alongside, the 10th anniversary iPhone the company is also expected to unveil the successors to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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  • Published Date: September 4, 2017 9:18 PM IST