Among many other leaks, there is a new leak that answers two of our major questions: How much will the company offer us in the upcoming iPhone? and What would be the price tag?
Well, a Weibo user posted an image of a computer screen that seemingly displays the storage configurations for the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and presumably iPhone 8, as well as their prices for China.
It’s not clear where the listing originates from, but it names the upcoming phones as iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone X Edition. The picture tells Apple will continue with the current iPhone storage limits for both iPhone 7s, that’s 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
The iPhone 8, meanwhile, will be coming in two versions, including 128GB and 256GB, which is the same way Apple manages storage options for the Jet Black and Red iPhone 7 versions. Another leak suggests that Apple may go up to 512GB this year.
As far as prices are concerned, the leak suggests that the company will keep the current pricing strategy for the iPhone 7s. The prices for China are similar to the ones found on Apple’s China website. Assuming the leak to be true, then the iPhone 7s will begin at $649 (32GB iPhone 7s) in the US, and go all the way up to $969 (256GB iPhone 7s Plus).
As for the iPhone 8, the picture says the 128GB may fall under the same price tag as the 256GB iPhone 7s Plus. However, it also indicates in brackets that the price might go up by as much as 300 Yuan, or more than $45.
The 256GB iPhone 8 has a price tag of 8688 Yuan ($1,316), but that price might also be adjusted upwards by 300 Yuan.
There’s the only thing in this image that doesn’t seem sensible: the Sept. 21st as the launch date mentioned near the top. There’s also a September 13th mention right at the top of the picture. Apple is also rumoured to hold the official launch event on September 12th.