According to a report from earlier this year, it was suggested that Apple could be pricing the iPhone 8 upwards of $1,000. A subsequent report from UBS analyst Steven Milunovich then suggested that we could be looking at a $850-900 price tag instead, but now a new report from Goldman Sachs analyst Simona Jankowski is reiterating the $1,000 price tag again.
In her latest note to investors, Jankowski has predicted that the 128GB iPhone 8 model will be priced at $999 which isn’t exactly $1,000, but given that it’s $1 away it might as well be. She then suggests that the 256GB model will be priced higher at $1,099. It should be noted that Jankowski believes the iPhone 8 will only be offered in 128GB and 256GB options, versus previous models where there are at least 3 different storage sizes offered.
However given the rumored new features that will be part of the iPhone 8, we guess in some ways it could almost be justified. There were previous claims that suggested that Apple was actually planning on using the high pricing to curb demand as they might not have enough units to meet the initial rush at launch.
In any case this report is probably best taken with a grain of salt for now, but what do you guys make of those prices? With the rumored features, would you pay that much for the iPhone 8?
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