IPhone 8 Rumors: 3D Touch Components For OLED Display 150% More Expensive

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We all know that Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones this year.

That's because the upcoming iPhone 8 could be the most expensive iPhone model yet and, as earlier rumors suggest, might cost over $1,000! With the iPhone 8 slightly bigger, it offers better usage of the display.

All three versions of this years iPhone will come with a new Apple A11 processor and they will also come with more RAM than the current handsets.

A leak that appeared on China's Weibo has now showcased three new iPhone molds that supposedly bears the form of the upcoming three iPhone devices. The molds also show that the dual-camera setup on the iPhone 8 will be positioned vertically.

Other features reported to be on the iPhone 8 is a curved display, a vertical dual camera on the back and an all-glass design. In fact, a handful of reports have even said that Cupertino-based tech titan might push back the iPhone 8 release date all the way to 11th month of the year.

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The iPhone 8 will be a game changer in this regard.

Chinese site, the Economic Daily News has information from sources at TPK Holdings (the firm that supplies Apple with 3D Touch sensors) claiming the price of the sensors will double for the iPhone 8.

Price wise, it's no surprise that Apple plans to charge a premium for the iPhone 8, with the entry-level 128GB model said to retail for $1000 and the more storage-friendly 256GB model said to retail for $1,099. With the iPhone 7, Apple did not change the design with the introduction of a new numbered model for the first time in the iPhone's history. The TouchID sensor will likely be embedded within this. Samsung tried and failed with the feature on the Galaxy S8 but its highly unlikely that Apple will also place the sensor for its special iPhone at the back.

Patently Apple posted a report in March titled "Apple Suppliers GIS and TPK are Building New Capacity to Handle Apple's Next-Gen 3D OLED Touch Panels".

The advantage of OLED screens over LCD displays is that the OLED panel produces its own light rather than relying on a backlight to illuminate the pixels. By way of contrast, Apple's top of the line iPhone 7 Plus model costs $969.