Since iPhone 8 will have a large number of new features, it will be priced at around $ 1,000. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the reason for such a high cost iPhone 8 may be partly due to Samsung.
Apple used for the new model OLED – panels she purchased from Samsung – the only company that can now produce high quality OLED – panels in quantities required Apple.
Taking advantage of its monopoly, Samsung demanded $ 120-130 for one OLED panel. That's a lot more than LCD – $ 45-55 panels. Because of such a monopoly Apple is looking for other suppliers for the future and is even ready to cooperate with LG and invest billions of dollars in the construction of their factory OLED.
There is information that Apple is building its production line OLED in Taiwan. The company plans to independently manufacture OLED – panels if necessary or help its partners improve the quality of their panels. Apple is going to move to OLED – panels for all models iPhone by 2019, so she needs to find additional suppliers by then.
In addition, new sensors, integration of 3D Touch into OLED – panel, infrared sensors for face recognition and wireless charging components are affecting the cost. Apple it is not typical not to cross any price line, so the company can easily make the price of iPhone 8 high and still sell it successfully.
The question is, are you willing to spend over $ 1,000 on iPhone 8?