Fall Eighteen it is?
For those of you who’ve never owned a high-end MacBook, Apple is ensuring your pockets will burn later next year, when the iPhone 8 officially releases. Analysts are expecting the eighth-generation smartphone to cost more than $1000, which is the same as their current price for a standard laptop.
Following the release of their iPhone 7 model last year, which had a high-end model upwards of $970 USD, as many expect Apple to pack it with numerous new features and completely new design, screen, camera – which should lead to higher and extra payments on your leasing plan.
Regarding its release date, Business Insider cites that progress has unfortunately reached a screeching halt this spring. At the moment, the device isn’t set to make the 10-year anniversary target of this fall and could be delayed until the middle of 2018.
Due to rumored manufacturing issues, Deutsche Bank of the publication went to say, “As we have written in previous notes], several supply chain reports have suggested that key component shortages and technical challenges could delay the release of a high-end iPhone 8 device this fall. We believe this report further underscores the uncertainty around the timing of Apple’s next model.”
It’s unclear what the company will have in store for their fall presentations, since an i8 release is unlikely; but we’ll keep you updated if anything significant happens beforehand.