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iPhone 8 could cost as much as MacBook


Jarrod Sierocki

The iPhone 7 was just released but now Apple have already moved on to ideas for the iPhone 8. Rumoured to feature a curved screen

Expert claims there will be three different models of iPhone, with one premium model. Picture: ConceptsiPhone

OWNING a smartphone is like having a tiny computer in your pocket, which may be why Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 8 is going to cost as much as the company’s MacBook computer.

The 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone is rumoured to have three different models, with a premium handset expected to be priced just short of the $1600 mark.

If correct, the pricing would make the phone around the same cost as the 128GB MacBook Air, which sells for $1549.00 on Apple’s online store.

Market researcher Daniel Matte said the iPhone 8’s hefty price tag would come from the device’s organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display, which would allow the iPhone to have the same curved screen seen on Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge.

“The OLED display will definitely b…

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