No 32GB model, huge $1,099 price tag, says analyst

Apple will not offer a 32GB model of the forthcoming iPhone 8 and will instead bring to market two, larger capacity devices with hefty price tags.

That’s the word from analyst Simona Jankowski, who predicts the tech giant will release two iPhone 8 models: one with 128GB storage and another with 256GB.

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Jankowski’s research indicates that the 128GB model will cost $999 in the US, rising to $1,099 for the 256GB edition.

Considering a 256GB iPhone 7 costs $969 SIM–free in the US and £919 SIM–free in the UK, such figures do not seem outlandish.

Jankowski has not said how much UK versions will cost. However in light of the current exchange rate and Apple’s policy of pricing its products almost identically in sterling and dollars, it’s not out of the question that the 256GB iPhone 8 could top £1,000.

The iPhone 8 is not expected to launch until September, with a projected release date of October.

The tenth anniversary handset is said to come with 3D facial recognition, a function area that replaces the physical home button and new, all–glass design.



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