We've already covered the new red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but Apple also announced something for iPhone X users. As with the iPhone 7 models announced previous year, the new color variant of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are just a paint job but one that fights for a better cause. RED iPhone will be available to order online in select countries and regions on Tuesday and in stores beginning April 13. In terms of features and specs, they are otherwise identical to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models sold in the finishes of gold, silver and space grey.
According to the company, the phones sport the red colour in order to support the organisation (RED) and certain part of proceeds from the sale of every (PRODUCT) RED will go towards the fund. The specifications remain the same as the existing iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices, and will be available in the 64GB and 256GB storage options. After all the complaining that Apple endured with last year's (PRODUCT) RED iPhone 7 release, it's good to see that the company actually listened to its critics.
Getting back to the new red iPhones, these models feature red backs and sides as well as black fronts. As expected the official announcement of RED branded iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus has come via official press release from Apple.
The phones themselves are set to go on sale in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom and USA on Friday, April 13.
Apple and the HIV/AIDS charity organization (PRODUCT) Red have raised over $160 million for the non-profit. The devices hit stores on Friday. Although it looked nice and cool, people did not like the fact that it had a white front and wished that Apple had gone with a black front, which looked better in comparison.
Sure, it's not the red iPhone X you might have been hoping for, but at least the leather folio is for a good cause.
Apple Korea has faced criticism over the past few years from local mobile carriers for passing the costs for iPhone sales, including advertising costs, launch events and fix costs to them.