It’s only a few weeks before Apple takes the wraps off the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, but iPhone 8 fans will have to wait until later in the year before they can get their hands on the flagship.
While a lot has been talked about regarding the expected design changes and features of both iPhone 7S and iPhone 8, pricing details have remained somehow inconsistent. Previous reports have suggested that the much-changed iPhone 8 will attract a huge price tag of at least $1000, but little has been said about the expected price tag of the iPhone 7S.
In fresh reports coming in courtesy of UBS analyst Steven Milunovich, the iPhone 8 will come in two variants. Where the base model will carry 64GB of internal storage and attract a price tag of $900, the high-end variant will ship with 256GB of internal storage. Apparently, it is this latter variant that will be priced at a whopping $1000, a report that is actually consistent with previous reports about the same.
As for the iPhone 7S, the same analyst says that Apple will keep the phone affordable in order to strike a difference between the 7S and the high-end iPhone 8. Apparently, this makes sense since not so many changes are expected on the 7S compared to the 2016 iPhone 7, something that is typical of iPhone S models. From the report, the 2017 model will be valued at about $300 less the price of iPhone 8, which should be a decent price tag.
Despite the predicted iPhone 8 delays, analysts are adamant that Apple fans will prefer to wait for as long as it takes in order to get the phone rather than buy the iPhone 7S or turn to other brands such as Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Google Pixel 2 XL, both of which are also expected to command huge price tags.