Start adding Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus to the list of smartphone devices you can get in bright red. This Monday Apple made an announcement of two 2017 models that will be available to buy on April 13 with prices starting at $699.
Apple iPhone 8 Product Red Special Edition and iPhone 8 Plus Product Red Special Edition, both devices will be loaded with an attractive red back-glass panel along with matching red aluminum banding as well as a black frontage.
Are you interested in checking these red models out in person? Your nearest Apple Store will stock it on its shelves from Friday, April 13. However, Red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus release date in Australia is yet to be announced.
The red iPhone 8 price Australia starts from $699 for 64GB version whereas $849 for a 256GB version. On the other hand, the red iPhone 8 Plus price Australia will start from $799 for 64GB version and $949 for a 256GB version. The other colors fall in the same prices as well.
Pre-orders of red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will start on April 10 5:30 AM in the United States while April 11 1:30 AM according to United Kingdom Time. Australian audience has to wait a little longer because pre-ordering there is yet to be announced.
According to the images of the new handsets released by Apple, both red version devices look much nicer as compared to iPhone 7 counterparts thanks to a black bezel which we much prefer over the original’s white. However, the actual draw of red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the charitable impacts.
Basically, Product Red is a branding arm of the ONE Campaign which partners with numerous companies to increase knowledge of the HIV/AIDS issues faced by more than eight African Countries. Being a part of its partnership with Apple, Project Red gets a handsome amount of revenue from sales of the company’s red iPhones. Apple is one of the largest corporate donors and raised almost $160 million since joining forces back in 2006.
The eight countries in which Product Red works are Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Ghana, Swaziland, Zambia, and Tanzania.
The Product Red’s CEO, Deborah Dugan said: “Today’s announcement is further evidence of Apple’s leadership in and commitment to the AIDS fight since the beginning of Red in 2006”.
“The more than $160 million Apple has donated in the last 11 years today equates to more than 800 million days of life-saving ARV medication that prevents the transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies.” So far, Apple hasn’t decided to make a red version of the iPhone X. It indicates Apple’s smartphone might not be ready to receive the charitable color scheme.
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