Apple's next-gen iPhone X could cost $1000+

iPhone 8/X will cost in excess of $1000, as it will feature OLED display/3D sensors, and more.

@anthony256
Published Feb 9, 2017 1:44 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

Apple's next generation iPhone is shaping up well, but we still have no idea what it'll be called - with two rumored names right now in iPhone 8 and iPhone X - I'd go with iPhone X, but hey - that's just me.

Apple's next-gen iPhone X could cost $1000+ | TweakTown.com

Now we have Fast Company reporting that the price being "very likely north of $1000" according to a "source with knowledge of Apple's plans". Apple is expected to leap into the arms of a 5.8-inch OLED display, and will "look something like a smooth black monolith, with few visual interruptions to its sleek design" says Fast Company.

Apple is expected to unveil successors to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in the form of the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus, its yearly tradition - with 4.7- and 5.5-inch displays, respectively. Apple will continue using LCD displays in the 7S and 7S Plus, but the new iPhone 8/X will use a spiffy new OLED display, like its competitors have been using... for years now.

Fast Company's sources say that "Apple has been tying up much of the available OLED display manufacturing capacity in the marketplace at the expense of smaller phone makers. That marketplace is very small. Only Samsung and a couple of Asian upstarts make the OLED displays, our source says, and only Samsung's displays meet Apple's quality requirements".

The new iPhone will reportedly have its Home button removed, and placed underneath the display surface. It would "become a button to touch, not press", with Fast Company's source adding that the technology is still "evolving", with Apple hoping that the iPhone X will become the most feature-rich iPhone ever.

NEWS SOURCE:fastcompany.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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