(Updated following Apple’s announcement.)
Like last year, Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are both available in red, so some of the profits will help in the fight against AIDS.
As we relayed this morning, Apple has made official today it’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with a red case. Pre-orders will be open tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 and as usual, prices will be identical to the “conventional” versions, i.e., an entrance ticket of $809 for the iPhone 8 64GB and $919 for the iPhone 8 Plus (64GB).
Original article from April 9 11 am
MacRumors’ bloodhounds spotted an internal memo from Virgin Mobile employees. According to this memo, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (Product) Red are in the cartons, and the announcement of these red versions could be imminent since the site indicates that these red iPhone should be officialized this Monday, April 9. The operator’s memo does not refer to iPhone X, so we can imagine that Apple’s flagship will not be part of this initiative.
RED is back
As is the case with each Red (Product) partnership, a portion of the purchase amount will be donated to AIDS research. Let us recall that Apple has already been collaborating for a while with RED, an association founded in 2006 by Bono (among others).
It was the 2nd generation iPod Nano that debuted this partnership in 2006, 12 years ago and the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus had also benefited from their RED version. Let us bet that like last year, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus red will keep a price are strictly identical. These red versions being somewhat popular, it will not be too late when the pre-orders are online.