iPhone 8 Leaks Reveal Cancelled Designs, 2016 MacBook Pro Price Cut
With the moves that Apple has been doing lately, it may seem that the giant tech company is definitely doing unexpected things which could either please its consumers or turn them off. Specifically, several leaks reveal cancelled design of the iPhone 8, while the 2016 MacBook Pro features a price cut.
The iPhone 8
According to Forbes, the high expectation that Apple's iPhone 8 to follow Samsung's acclaimed dual curved OLED "Edge" display which will make it look superb in marketing and add a futuristic aspect has been cancelled. Instead, consumers may likely see the said device featuring LG G6's flat touchscreen with a new longer aspect ratio design to take advantage of higher coverage area of the iPhone in its entirety.
Speaking of the display, as Apple switches from LCD to OLED, the iPhone will have an increase in terms of its price range. 3D Touch module makers TPK Holding and General Solution are reported to charge 60 percent more for supplying modules that work with OLED.
OLED compatible with 3D touch modules costs $9 in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which in the case of the 2017 OLED iPhone will be raised to $15. Because of this, the iPhone 8 is expected to feature a starting price of over $1,000.
As for the long rivalry between Apple and Samsung, it's predicted that the iPhone 8's package will outgun the Galaxy S8, in terms of who has more to offer. Apparently, it's argued that the iPhone 8 will represent the biggest leap forward iPhone technology. Even though many of its features are not considerably new to the smartphone marketplace, it will make it more appealing, because many of its features will be something new to existing iPhone users.
On the other hand, the Galaxy S8 will undoubtedly sport some nice new features. However, it won't represent an unprecedented step up towards quality and performance.
The 2016 MacBook Pro
Per BGR, Apple has added a few models of its 2016 MacBook Pro without the TouchBar to its online store for refurbished Macs. Buyers can pick up the 13.3-inch laptop in either Silver or Space Gray for only $1,269, which makes it 15 percent cheaper or $230 less compared from the original price of $1,499. It features a 2.0 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor and 256 GB with 8 GB of RAM.
There's also another refurbished model of the 2016 MacBook Pro which packs in a 2.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor and 512 GB with 16 GB of RAM. Given that it's more powerful, making it $330 cheaper.
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