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Apple takes on Samsung, iPhone 8 to start at $850-900

Along with OLED display, it will have wireless charging, no physical Home button

IANS  |  San Francisco 

Apple takes on Samsung, iPhone 8 64GB to cost $850-900

Apple's pricing strategy for its to be released in 2017 is predicted to be lower than previous versions and the rumoured high-end 8 with an OLED display is expected to cost upwards of $1,000, but a base 64GB model could start at $850 to $900 in the US.

"This price point would be similar to Samsung's new Galaxy S8+, which starts at $840 to $850," quoted Steven Milunovich, Analyst, financial services firm UBS, as saying.

7s and 7s Plus will start at around $649 and $749, respectively.

In addition to an edge-to-edge OLED display with narrow bezels, the is expected to come with wireless charging, no physical Home button, and potentially 3D facial recognition and/or iris scanning.

The upcoming are also rumoured to equip "True Color iPad Pro" screen for the first time.

The screen uses advanced four-channel ambient light sensors to automatically adapt the colour and intensity of the display to match the light in your environment. Which means reading anywhere is more natural and comfortable - almost like looking at a sheet of paper.

The full spectral sensing ambient light sensor will be added across the iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and



First Published: Thu, April 06 2017. 15:00 IST