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Published: Tue, February 14, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Lula West

Will Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone cost over $1000?

Will Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone cost over $1000?

Those rumors got a little bit more weight after Apple reportedly purchased 60 million OLED display panels in a multibillion dollar deal from Samsung Display, according to The Korea Herald.

Apple's iPhone 8 will reportedly incorporate a new type of battery technology that will help improve battery life, and in the process, appease users who have long lamented Apple's preoccupation with thinness at the expense of stellar life. Either that, or Apple reviewed its sales forecast for the iPhone 8 and decided it needed to make more of them. The iPhone 8 is said to be the first iPhone sporting an OLED display, and seeing how Samsung Display is now dominating the market for small OLED panels, the Cupertino-based tech giant has little choice but to turn to Samsung to fulfill its ambitions.

Thanks to stacked [logic board], we expect the OLED iPhone to have similar dimensions to a 4.7-inch TFT-LCD iPhone, and have comparable battery capacity (equipped with around 2,700 mAh L-shaped 2-cell battery pack) to a 5.5-inch TFT-LCD iPhone.

According to NDTV, new leaks suggest that iPhone 8 can very well be the first iPhone with iris-scanner. Maybe Apple thinks including the $9 adapter in the box was necessary for only one year. Late a year ago, there were also reports that the phone would have a "virtual button" instead of a physical home button, making for an even smoother display. In a statement to Business Insider, the company said it's looking "to participate and contribute ideas" to the future thinking around wireless charging. This rumor also claims that there won't be a Lightning to USB-C Cable that comes with it either.

The Cupertino giant is also rumored to be launching two other smartphones along with the iPhone 8 - a 4.7-inch (the iPhone 7s) and a 5.5-inch (the iPhone 7s Plus).

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