Apple’s next top-of-the-line iPhone may cost over $1,000 — enough to buy two entry level DSLR kits with a chunk of change to spare.
According to a new report published by Fast Company, Apple is said to be building a special 10th-anniversary “ultimate” iPhone packed with features and carrying a hefty price tag — one that’s “very likely north of $1,000.” Possible names for the phone include the generic “iPhone 8” and the unusual “iPhone X.”
Rumored features include a giant 5.8-inch OLED display (the iPhone 7 Plus uses a 5.5-inch LCD) stretching across the entire front surface, a memory upgrade, forged stainless steel sides, a glass back, a touch Home button on the display (instead of a physical one beneath it), and a significantly larger battery.
If you use the iPhone as your everyday camera, there will likely be exciting photography-related features for you as well. Both the standard 5.5-inch Plus version and the 5.8-inch “ultimate” version will likely have dual-lens cameras like the current iPhone 7 Plus.
What’s more, Apple is said to be working with the company Lumentum on 3D-sensing tech in the phone, Fast Company reports. Among the various applications for this technology (in addition to things like face authentication and augmented reality) could be improving the resolution of photos captured by the camera.
Even if these rumored feature and specs are currently in Apple’s plans, things could change by the time things hit production. If Apple sticks with its standard schedule, we will likely learn the official details of this phone during an announcement in the fall of 2017, so stay tuned.