In a strange sort of love letter to the iPhone published this week, New York Times tech blogger Brian Chen dropped a little nugget of information that has long been debated about the upcoming special edition iPhone 8: the price.
With all of the bells and whistles that are expected, many analysts have predicted that Apple would do a very Apple-like thing and give the product a super premium price point. Like somewhere north of $1,000. According to Chen, who spoke with people who were briefed on the new product, those analysts are off—but only by $1. Chen’s sources, who asked to remain anonymous, said the pro model iPhone will be priced around $999.
On top of the price point, Chen also got a few details about the design of the product. Nothing crazy-groundbreaking here from what’s already been rumored. The iPhone 8 will be about the size of the smaller iPhone but will include a larger screen thanks to reduced bezels along the top and bottom edges. Other new features will include facial recognition tech, and charging through magnetic induction.