Upcoming iPhone 8 Could Cost $999

The iPhone 8, here in a black mockup unit, could have a new camera position and feature a glass back, as opposed to the last few models’ aluminium ones.

The iPhone 8 is eagerly anticipated — but it won’t come cheap.

According to The New York Times, the upcoming 10th-anniversary edition of the iPhone will be priced at about $999 (£779, though it’ll most likely cost more in the UK).

The article also mentions the presence of the long-rumoured face scanner, which would replace the fingerprint reader for secure unlocking and mobile payments, as well as inductive charging capabilities.

The current iPhone lineup stretches up to $969 for the highest-end version of the iPhone 7 Plus, featuring 256 GB of internal storage.

Both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have three storage options: 32, 128, and 256 GB. The jet black and Product RED colourations eschew the 32 GB model.

AppleInsider recently reported the iPhone 8 would also feature 64, 256, and 512 GB options.

Apple usually charges an extra $100 for each size bump, which would mean a 512 GB iPhone 8 could end up costing about $1,200.

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SOURCE: Business Insider, Edoardo Maggio