Don’t Blame Apple If the iPhone 8 Costs More than $1,000
Rumor has it that the iPhone 8 will be one pretty expensive smartphone, and while some analysts believe it could reach $1,200 in the top configurations, others claim it won’t be sold for more than $1,000.
But not matter which one of the two predictions is accurate, the iPhone 8 will still cost more than what most people would afford, and according to new information, it won’t be Apple the one to blame for this.
Analyst house KGI, which has an excellent track on Apple information, says the iPhone 8 will cost that much because of Samsung, which builds several OLED parts for the new device.
Basically, it all starts with Apple’s intention of equipping the iPhone 8 with an OLED screen. Samsung, which at this point seems to be the only company that can match Apple’s requested yield rate, will manufacture the flexible OLED panel and the OLED touch panel.