The next iPhone could cost more than $1000

By , Feb 8, 2017

Apple is planning to launch a special 10th-anniversay iPhone this year that will likely cost more than $1,000, reports Fast Company. Citing sources with knowledge of Apple’s plans, the site says an OLED display and other new features will push the handset’s price tag higher than ever before.

As has been previously rumored, the source says the new display will measure 5.8-inches diagonally and stretch across the entire front of the phone, framed by forged stainless steel sides. Apple has been working to get rid of the physical Home button, and the side buttons may also go all digital.

Echoing other previous reports, Fast Company says in addition to the 5.8-inch model (likely called iPhone 8), Apple is also planning a 4.7-inch ‘iPhone 7s’  and a 5.5-inch ‘iPhone 7s Plus.’ Only the 8 is expected to have the OLED screen, but both it and the 5.5-inch model are said to have dual rear cameras.

Other interesting features they expect for the iPhone 8 include a ‘far bigger battery’ and possible 3D-sensing technology for use with things like facial recognition/authentication and even augmented reality. They say the handset will look like a “smooth black monolith” and be packed full of tech.

It’s all of this tech that’s expected to push the price tag over $1,000. To be fair, as expensive as it sounds, $1,000 isn’t that much of a stretch from current high-end iPhone pricing—the 256GB iPhone 7 Plus sells for $969—but it’ll be interesting to see if this materializes and how consumers react.

Would you pay $1,000+ for a feature-packed iPhone 8?

Source: Fast Company

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  • Robert Mathews

    Heck no, I will never pay $1,000 for a phone. The most is $600.

  • ck125

    But what about fragmentation? Apple really going to put 3 different models and call only one the 8?

    • Blip dude

      It’s not even certain it will even be called 8 at this point. Just wait the next 5-6 months and we’ll see.

    • Christopher

      Doubt it, these rumors circulate every year. For the past 3 generations of the iPhone, people have speculated that there would be 3 different models. I remember hearing all kinds of rumors about the iPhone 7 this time last year and very few of them were even remotely close to what was to come. According to the rumors from last year about the iPhone 7 we were supposed to get wireless charging, no physical home button and a new blue colorway, and none of those materialized except the home button which turned out to be a solid state button.

  • Franklin Richards

    $1000? Can’t wait to see ridiculous that price is when it comes to the UK.

  • SpideyRules

    I want the 32GB version, since I stream 90% of my stuff nowadays anyway. Can I pay maybe about $700 for this?

  • leart

    i have already payed more than 1000$ for a iphone.. here in Europe prices are a little different

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      Paid 1037$ for a seven plus, the base model here in India. This is gonna cost me over 1300$. Holy cow

      • Mike

        Can you buy it from eBay or Amazon?

      • BlackPantherK

        Here in Europe you cannnot and buying from other online vendors cost the same.

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        Nope.

    • Guilherme Schneider

      Paid 1100USD when 64GB SE launched in Brazil lol

      • leart

        wow.. I payed last year in June around 1050$ for my iPhone 6s Plus 64 gb in Albania, Europe .. don’t remember well but the 64 gb SE in that time was around 450-500 € here.. in dollars it should have been 600-700$.. the value of dollar has changed a lot since then.. don’t remember well the rate € to $..

  • mahe

    the price for an iPhone is a joke anyway, this would only make it a bigger joke …

    • Bugs Bunnay

      the biggest joke is if you can’t jailbreak dat expensive iphone

      • mahe

        True

  • craig

    apple makes such great products but there comes a point you need to think how much is too much 🙁

    • ih8pa1n

      Are phones expensive to make? I mean i bought a ps4 a couple months ago for $250. And im Pretty sure its more powerful than all the iphones combined.

      • craig

        Im not sure exactly how much they cost to make but i know apple could easily slash the prices And still be earning a lot, i own quite a few apple products but i still think apple is a greedy company unfortunately.

      • Rowan09

        No such think as a non-greedy company. Apple is publicly traded and have no choice but to charge this much.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        They definitely cost a lot more to make than ps4

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        The current iPhones cost like 200$ to make and companies have to make a profit not sure how much ps4 costs to make

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Apparently it cost 381$ to make when it came out it’ll have dropped a lot since then as it costs less than that now

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        So they’re not making much profit initially they were just profiting $19 on each unit not sure about now

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Tbh I’d be surprised if it costs more than 200 to make now

      • Miqdad

        The challenge is jamming the power in a much smaller form factor.
        In any case they make beautiful tech that pushes the limits of what’s possible!

      • Rowan09

        Consoles are sold at a loss and made up with games and content.

    • Bob

      Apple is considered a luxury/premium brand, the minute they start selling at cheap prices, this holds true no more.

      • craig

        Yea i suppose you have got a point, its just a bit dissapointing to hike prices up the way they do, I’m completely fine paying about £800 for the phone but when they talk about £900 or possibly £1000 And then bring a new phone out just 12 months later with a price tag higher again it then becomes a problem.

  • Troy
  • Susie

    With tax my 7 Plus cost me that anyway… I sell mine before buying and always get a good price since I take very good care of my phones. Got $600 for my 6s… but since I highly doubt there will be another jailbreak for a very long time if ever, I may have to skip this one.

  • David Gow

    Can’t wait for the ip8

  • Marcus

    Well I keep my iPhone’s for 3 years before upgrading. I use it everyday too. It probably is worth buying, but I have no idea if I would actually do so.

  • Anonymous

    No i would not, i would buy the phone used after a year to enjoy the tech.

  • Mark S

    I’m sure fan boys are applying for loans already to be able to purchase it and have already taken a week off of work so that they can line up outside the nearest apple store to wait for it so they can be first nerd on the block to have it.

    • nova12

      what if I don’t need a loan, and I just order it online when it goes on sale?

      am I still a horrible person worth mocking?

      • Isaiah Comer

        “Apply to burned area”

    • Steve Jobs

      Buy my products

    • Christopher

      Damn I am so tired of comments like this. If you consider us fanboys you obviously don’t like Apple or it’s products. So why are you even here, reading news and commenting?

  • Rodney Coleman

    Money is money…. I’m in the oil field.. I make 1k in 4-5 days.. so I’m buying one.

    • ih8pa1n

      Off topic: Are you an engineer?

    • jakeopp

      Breaking news – money is money

  • TK421

    Yes

  • Chris

    Convert that to Australian dollars, add the import tax and we’re looking at a $1500-1700 device for a 256GB model.

    • BlackPantherK

      Holy shit and I thought Belgium was expensive with a price of +$1300 for the 256GB 7 Plus.

      • Guilherme Schneider

        1600USD for the Brazilian 256GB Jet Black 7 Plus :/

  • Ali

    here in australia i paid +$1500 for my ipgone 7 plus 256gb! that i8 is going to be around $2k for us!! jeez

  • Y2J: Keeper of the List

    I’d consider it but for $1000 it better have at least 128gb and not start at 32gb.

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      Apple just made it to the list of Jericho

      • Bugs Bunnay

        break down the list of Jericho!!!

  • malhal

    Fake news, could cost more than X

  • Blip dude

    Still planning on keeping the 6S+ for another year. After that, this thing won’t be worth more than $1000, that’s for sure.

  • Abhijeet Gupta

    Shut up and don’t take my money.

  • Jamessmooth

    If it packs all this tech in there, then yes. Would I pay a lot over 1k? No

    • askep3

      At 1K if it has 128 gigs I think it’s a good price, at 64 it’s also a good price considering it has all the cool rumored features

  • Mohammed Khaled Kawsar

    For a 32gb phone? Hell no.

  • Junior W.

    Hell no

  • Jim Hart

    The media and Apple’s competitors are going to have a field day with the prices, justified or not.

  • So Young

    My 6s+ still perform as good as last year when I got it. I think smartphone these days can last easily 3 years without the need of upgrading, so I’ll probably skip this year as well. My phone right now realy have all I needed. At the end, its just a phone.

  • Skye

    NO

  • Bugs Bunnay

    i’d pay more for “made in America”

  • wow

  • MelMa D Teach

    More dan 1000$?? Who cares Ppl still gonna buy it

  • rockdude094

    As long as it comes with a built in toaster I’m cool with that

  • CAIO MARIZ®

    Bad Apple

  • as28564444

    Will give $ 59 for it when iphone 10 comes out in 2019 🙂

  • burge

    Still going to have it.

  • Jon Gudgeon

    The cost of the latest devices is getting silly now!!

  • Daniel Amir
  • Mike M. Powell

    Shit that’s my almost car insurance ever 6 months, for a Mac yeah sure but an iDevice, I just can’t.

    Hate to see the lease plan options…
    Cuz I’m Currently paying $5 for the ip7+ 128gb via sprint from the promotional where u swap ur ip6 and get up to $20-30 off ur monthly bills per month for to the device (which is deducted from the service bill)

  • Siri Tim Cook Holness

    Yes

  • Siri Tim Cook Holness

    Is it talking about the top of the line model over 1k or base over 1k or both

  • Ricky Williams

    Apple will not increase the pricing on all their iPhone models. As the post says there will be 3 models now with the 3rd being more expensive and it will probably have extra features to warant the increase in cost. It is a luxury cost but I doubt most users will see the full price anyway becasue it will be subsidized as usual. Anyone else buying at full price can just buy the other models like they usually do. This is not even expensive in terms of smartphones. Take a look back at the Porsche designed Blackberry that had a price tag of over $2K! for a device that doesn’t have a large share of the market.

  • Rowan09
  • AMB_07

    My Canadian wallet is already beginning to cry. And i’m not even planning to buy it!

  • Guilherme Schneider

    iPhone will only get my attention when it features 4″ screen again.

    Until that, I’ll stick with my 64GB SE. Probably I’ll never see a new iPhone with such a small screen, but I’ll dream about it.

  • Ernie Marin

    Well since I’m using Next my price will go up to $50, which isn’t really that different from what I currently pay for my iPhone 6S Plus, and since the Next contract is about to end might as well wait for the 8 since it will probably be the next yearly model anyway.

  • OneBigInFiniteJoinT

    oh well I guess its finally time for me to move to android… galaxy s8 for that matter (if it doesn’t explode on me, lol) charging 1k for the almost the same tech thats already available on android.

    • Rowan09

      Which tech is this?

  • Lucas Tres

    I already paid $1150 for an iPhone 7 128GB here in Brazil. iPhone 8 will probably cost over $2000 here

  • Christopher

    Just curious, what features do think they have taken away?

    • Abhinav Chaudhary

      When we first saw CDs over cassettes the car manufacturers did not just took away cassette slots from the music system instead they gave both the options and gradually the people adapted. Now what’s up with no headphone jacks, usb 3.0 slots from macbook, the whole keyboard row which had the most basic keys. If they had to implement a touch bar why couldn’t they just add it instead of removing a complete row of keyboard?
      Here in India My friend had such trouble finding a previous generation mackbook pro as all stores told him they are in stock no more.

      • Christopher

        Well, the smartphone industry evolves at a very fast rate. The auto industry could never have the same rate of innovation.

        The headphone jack really needed to go, this is 2017 not 1878. (It was miniaturized to 3.5mm sometime in the 1950s)

        The jack, although reliable is old news. I agree that maybe Apple threw us into it a little sudden, but Apple likes to do things incrementally to prepare for the future. The 3.5mm jack is a big component to fit inside such a small package, it used up valuable real estate that needed to be used for something else. There will likely be no room for it at all with this year’s iPhone, with the major redesign that’s supposed to happen.

        About the USB 3.0 ports that were taken away with the new MacBook Pro, again old technology that needed to be replaced by a modern and more efficient connector. Introduced in 1996, USB 1.0 is a bit aged (Apple did the same thing back then with the iMac G3) USB Type – C on the other hand is a powerful and versatile bus, it does more, more efficiently.

        As I’ve said before, it’s 2017. It’s time to rid ourselves of the old solutions and adopt a better one/ones.

      • Abhinav Chaudhary

        You say smartphones have to adapat very fast, then why is that last week in 2017 my friend had trouble listening to music on his iPhone 7 even though all of us had earphones but just not for him.
        I do agree machines need to evolve and car industry was just an example, point being it did not cause trouble to the people. The transition to a next big thing must be smooth and trouble free. People don’t need to suffer by Apple’s arrogance.

      • Christopher

        The iPhone 7 is a pretty decent upgrade IMO I would definitely suggest that you watch the keynote, if you haven’t already.

        About your friend, an adaptor was included in the box with the iPhone 7, although it may be inconvenient to use (trust me I hate it too lol), it is possible.