As September draws near with each passing day, we continue to hear more rumors about the possible launch date of the iPhone 8. A report today claimed that the iPhone 8 is going to be launched on September 12th. When it does arrive, how much will it cost? Word on the street is that the iPhone 8 price is going to start at $999.

The New York Times reports today, citing sources familiar with the matter, that the iPhone 8 price is going to start at $999.

It’s expected that the iPhone 8 is going to be offered in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB models. The $999 price tag is reportedly for the base 64GB model. This means that the higher capacity models will likely have a premium of a couple of hundred dollars over and above the base price, pushing it way past $1,000.

It’s not like this wasn’t expected, though. Countless reports have suggested that the iPhone 8 is going to be priced more than $1,000. It’s part of a growing trend for flagship smartphones. They seem to be on a mission to blow past the $1,000 barrier once and for all.

This hasn’t been confirmed officially yet so take this price point with a grain of salt. Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 8 at some point next month.

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