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Last month, details about the Apple smartphone leaked through accidently released firmware that largely confirming the iPhone 8's brand new design, which is expected to have a almost full screen, higher resolution and no home button.

According to media reports, Apple will price the upcoming flagship iPhone 8 starting at $999.

As the iPhone launch date grows nearer, Apple is gearing up for the event.

If the rumours regarding pricing are to be believed, this would represent a launch price of double what the first iPhone debuted at.

In patent application 20170242499 titled "Noise Correction for a Stylus Touch Device", Apple notes that their patent figure 1 shows a touch screen such as a 'smartphone or tablet.' The patent later specifically clarifies that the smartphone and tablet are indeed an iPhone and iPad.

Look at the #iPhone 8 price. Will we see range and time improve with the iPhone lineup for wireless charging? That's a price increase of 54 per cent on the iPhone 7, which starts at $649. This would bring the device more in line with Samsung's Galaxy S8, now priced at £689.

Given the rumored feature set that'll be coming to this phone, this isn't bad at all. The Galaxy Note 8 however, would feature the sensor at the back of the device.

Smartphones are certainly getting more expensive for flagships, and the rumor mill has been preparing potential iPhone 8 customers for a decidedly more expensive handset this year when compared to previous years. Seven Eight Capital LP acquired a new stake in shares of Apple during the fourth quarter valued at about $3,787,000. If true, Apple is unlikely to let itself be out-gunned. The iPhone 7 starts at £599 in the United Kingdom, 18.4 per cent higher than across the Atlantic.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 17th. The same is happening this year also.

The report cites "people familiar with the matter" and is light on details. Apple generally offers a base storage tier as well as pricier models with more storage. Weeks ahead of the iPhone 8's expected launch, new reports help shed some light on that front. It will feature an all new build material. There could also be a bigger play here from Apple. Well, you can add wireless charging to existing iPhones, but you'd have to buy a third-party case to do it.

It might not be the long-range wireless charging that we've been dreaming of, but it's still a start.

A new connector type is rumoured to be making its way to iPhone 8 accessories.

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