Higher Production Cost of New 3D Touch Tech May Drive iPhone 8 Price Up

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Higher Production Cost of New 3D Touch Tech May Drive iPhone 8 Price Up

Apple is preparing to announce one of the most exciting iPhones in quite a while, as it will feature a complete redesign, OLED display and even wireless charging. Because of the new features, the price of the iPhone 8 is said to reach about $1,000.

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