iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition ships on April 13

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As recently rumored, and in-line with previous releases in the series, Apple has announced the (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, with only a new leather case for the iPhone X




Both phones sport a sleek glass enclosure, now in red, with a matching aluminum band and a sleek black front. The special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone will be available to order online in select countries and regions on Tuesday and in stores beginning April 13.

"This special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone features a stunning red and black color combination and also offers customers the opportunity to make an impact in fighting the spread of HIV and AIDS," said Apple's Vice President of Product Marketing Greg Joswiak. "We are proud to support (RED) with this bold new iPhone and hope customers think it is as special as we do."




The new design ditches the white face found in the iPhone 7 version of the product, and opts for a black face. The 2017 (PRODUCT)RED was made available the same day the fifth generation iPad was.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition will be available in 64GB and 256GB models starting at an Apple retail price of $699.

Both special edition models are available to order beginning Tuesday, April 10 after 5:30 a.m. PDT, and start delivering to customers and arriving in stores in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK, and the US on Friday, April 13. Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE and other countries and regions will follow later in April, with Chile, Colombia, India, Israel, Turkey and other countries and regions following in May.

Apple also introduced a new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X Leather Folio, which will be available on Tuesday. As with the rest of the company's iPhone cases, it is made from specially tanned and finished European leather, and joins other (PRODUCT)RED devices and accessories.




The new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X Leather Folio will be available from Apple.com, the Apple Store app and Apple Stores for $99 beginning on Tuesday, and joins other (PRODUCT)RED products including Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, Beats Pill+ Portable Speaker and accessories for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

A portion of proceeds for all (PRODUCT)RED purchases go directly to Global Fund HIV/AIDS grants that provide testing, counseling, treatment and prevention programs with a specific focus on eliminating transmission of the virus from mothers to their babies. Since partnering with (RED) in 2006, Apple has donated more than $160 million to the Global Fund, serving as the organization's largest corporate donor.

(RED) says that Apple's contributions over the last 11 years equates to more than 800 million days of lifesaving ARV medication.
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  • Reply 1 of 31
    mavemufcmavemufc Posts: 320member
    Does look really nice!
    albegarcrepressthismagman1979
  • Reply 2 of 31
    supadav03supadav03 Posts: 364member
    Really awesome looking phone. I’m sure many will love the black front on the red phone. I heard a lot of whiners last year when the product red iPhone 7 had a white front. Had they offered an iPhone X product red I would have traded in my current X. Just can’t go back to the home button/older navigation style anymore. 
    repressthismagman1979
  • Reply 3 of 31
    rogifan_newrogifan_new Posts: 3,005member
    Nice. Looks much better with black front though not sure why the Apple logo on the back is silver instead of red.
    repressthis
  • Reply 4 of 31
    Of course, after I settle with the white face on my red 7, they come out with the black face. I give up! LOL I like it with the silver logo but I think it would look super slick with a black logo! But I’ll most likely wait to see if they really are gonna make the bigger X this year. If so, that’s the one I’ll go with. 
    repressthisLukeCage
  • Reply 5 of 31
    wood1208wood1208 Posts: 1,480member
    More power to you. Courage to have black front for RED iPhone and Apple proved it. Looks awesome.
  • Reply 6 of 31
    adm1adm1 Posts: 871member
    red+black > red+white.

    as per the red7; the silver logo still looks out of place imho  :)
    mazda 3srepressthis
  • Reply 7 of 31
    19831983 Posts: 1,059member
    Product Red’s like this iPhone 8/8 Plus look so much better and sleeker with that black glass front as opposed to the white fronts of previous Red iPhones. As nice or nicer than the blush gold/ivory white version of the Plus I have. It’s a shame they still can’t offer a product Red iPhone X though. I reckon coating that stainless-steel band in red is still too technically difficult for mass production at the moment. Still that red leather folio case for the X is very nice indeed.
    repressthis
  • Reply 8 of 31
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,506member
    Take a sharpie and color the Apple logo black...there, fixed it for you!
    randominternetperson
  • Reply 9 of 31
    saareksaarek Posts: 1,031member
    Looks awesome, so much better than the the white faced iPhone 7.

    Wish they had a red iPhone X
  • Reply 10 of 31
    19831983 Posts: 1,059member
    Nice. Looks much better with black front though not sure why the Apple logo on the back is silver instead of red.
    The logo stands out better in silver than it would in red. Don’t forget that red glass back is now glossy and shiny too. It’s not the matt aluminum of previous iPhones.
    randominternetpersonStrangeDays
  • Reply 11 of 31
    tshapitshapi Posts: 280member
    Raise your hand if your gonna put it in a case. If so then this whining is moot. 
    macxpress
  • Reply 12 of 31
    harry wildharry wild Posts: 516member
    Apple went the extra step, which they did not have to do; and made the front "black glossy"!  Wow!
  • Reply 13 of 31
    rogifan_newrogifan_new Posts: 3,005member
    1983 said:
    Nice. Looks much better with black front though not sure why the Apple logo on the back is silver instead of red.
    The logo stands out better in silver than it would in red. Don’t forget that red glass back is now glossy and shiny too. It’s not the matt aluminum of previous iPhones.
    Maybe but the rose gold 8 has a rose gold logo and it looks great. I think it could have worked.


    repressthis
  • Reply 14 of 31
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,506member
    1983 said:
    Nice. Looks much better with black front though not sure why the Apple logo on the back is silver instead of red.
    The logo stands out better in silver than it would in red. Don’t forget that red glass back is now glossy and shiny too. It’s not the matt aluminum of previous iPhones.
    Maybe but the rose gold 8 has a rose gold logo and it looks great. I think it could have worked.

    Like @tshapi said, if you're just gonna put it in a case then what difference does it make? And, I bet 80% or better of people put it in a case so maybe it would work, but in the end, nobody would see it anyways. 

    This is nitpicking...Apple can't win! If Apple would have made the damn logo black or red, everyone would bitch about it not being silver. 
    edited April 9
  • Reply 15 of 31
    rogifan_newrogifan_new Posts: 3,005member
    macxpress said:
    1983 said:
    Nice. Looks much better with black front though not sure why the Apple logo on the back is silver instead of red.
    The logo stands out better in silver than it would in red. Don’t forget that red glass back is now glossy and shiny too. It’s not the matt aluminum of previous iPhones.
    Maybe but the rose gold 8 has a rose gold logo and it looks great. I think it could have worked.

    Like @tshapi said, if you're just gonna put it in a case then what difference does it make? And, I bet 80% or better of people put it in a case so maybe it would work, but in the end, nobody would see it anyways. 

    This is nitpicking...Apple can't win! If Apple would have made the damn logo black or red, everyone would bitch about it not being silver. 
    Um, if the logo was red I doubt anyone would be asking why it’s not silver. All other phones the logo is color matched to the chassis. And if most people put their phone in cases then why have different colors at all in the first place? 
    repressthis
  • Reply 16 of 31
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,506member
    macxpress said:
    1983 said:
    Nice. Looks much better with black front though not sure why the Apple logo on the back is silver instead of red.
    The logo stands out better in silver than it would in red. Don’t forget that red glass back is now glossy and shiny too. It’s not the matt aluminum of previous iPhones.
    Maybe but the rose gold 8 has a rose gold logo and it looks great. I think it could have worked.

    Like @tshapi said, if you're just gonna put it in a case then what difference does it make? And, I bet 80% or better of people put it in a case so maybe it would work, but in the end, nobody would see it anyways. 

    This is nitpicking...Apple can't win! If Apple would have made the damn logo black or red, everyone would bitch about it not being silver. 
    Um, if the logo was red I doubt anyone would be asking why it’s not silver. All other phones the logo is color matched to the chassis. And if most people put their phone in cases then why have different colors at all in the first place? 
    Um, you don't know that and yes most people put their phone in a case. Ask Apple why they have colors, not me. If nobody puts their phone in a case, then why does Apple even sell cases?
    edited April 9 MountOpposition
  • Reply 17 of 31
    dewmedewme Posts: 1,492member
    That is arguably the most attractive biggy generation iPhone Apple has ever produced. I was holding out for an X Plus later this year but this one has me thinking twice about waiting. The 8 Plus has the same performance as the X and I have no problem at all with the Touch Id. One thing that may keep me waiting for the X Plus is the possibility of getting the same amount of screen real estate in an overall smaller chassis. The 6/7/8 Plus phones are pocket stretchers and the X is definitely svelte by comparison.
  • Reply 18 of 31
    rogifan_newrogifan_new Posts: 3,005member
    macxpress said:
    macxpress said:
    1983 said:
    Nice. Looks much better with black front though not sure why the Apple logo on the back is silver instead of red.
    The logo stands out better in silver than it would in red. Don’t forget that red glass back is now glossy and shiny too. It’s not the matt aluminum of previous iPhones.
    Maybe but the rose gold 8 has a rose gold logo and it looks great. I think it could have worked.

    Like @tshapi said, if you're just gonna put it in a case then what difference does it make? And, I bet 80% or better of people put it in a case so maybe it would work, but in the end, nobody would see it anyways. 

    This is nitpicking...Apple can't win! If Apple would have made the damn logo black or red, everyone would bitch about it not being silver. 
    Um, if the logo was red I doubt anyone would be asking why it’s not silver. All other phones the logo is color matched to the chassis. And if most people put their phone in cases then why have different colors at all in the first place? 
    Um, you don't know that and yes most people put their phone in a case. Ask Apple why they have colors, not me. If nobody puts their phone in a case, then why does Apple even sell cases?
    When did I say nobody puts their phone in cases? I think the back would look better with a color matched logo. Just like last year I thought the front would have looked better with a red Touch ID ring instead of silver. 
  • Reply 19 of 31
    This calls out for a "just a bumper" case that would protect the edges (and improve grip-ability) without hiding the back of the phone.  Anyone have such a case?  Putting this model in the case I use would make it indistinguishable from the space gray model.  
  • Reply 20 of 31
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,506member
    macxpress said:
    1983 said:
    Nice. Looks much better with black front though not sure why the Apple logo on the back is silver instead of red.
    The logo stands out better in silver than it would in red. Don’t forget that red glass back is now glossy and shiny too. It’s not the matt aluminum of previous iPhones.
    Maybe but the rose gold 8 has a rose gold logo and it looks great. I think it could have worked.

    Like @tshapi said, if you're just gonna put it in a case then what difference does it make? And, I bet 80% or better of people put it in a case so maybe it would work, but in the end, nobody would see it anyways. 

    This is nitpicking...Apple can't win! If Apple would have made the damn logo black or red, everyone would bitch about it not being silver. 
    Um, if the logo was red I doubt anyone would be asking why it’s not silver. All other phones the logo is color matched to the chassis. And if most people put their phone in cases then why have different colors at all in the first place? 
    macxpress said:
    macxpress said:
    1983 said:
    Nice. Looks much better with black front though not sure why the Apple logo on the back is silver instead of red.
    The logo stands out better in silver than it would in red. Don’t forget that red glass back is now glossy and shiny too. It’s not the matt aluminum of previous iPhones.
    Maybe but the rose gold 8 has a rose gold logo and it looks great. I think it could have worked.

    Like @tshapi said, if you're just gonna put it in a case then what difference does it make? And, I bet 80% or better of people put it in a case so maybe it would work, but in the end, nobody would see it anyways. 

    This is nitpicking...Apple can't win! If Apple would have made the damn logo black or red, everyone would bitch about it not being silver. 
    Um, if the logo was red I doubt anyone would be asking why it’s not silver. All other phones the logo is color matched to the chassis. And if most people put their phone in cases then why have different colors at all in the first place? 
    Um, you don't know that and yes most people put their phone in a case. Ask Apple why they have colors, not me. If nobody puts their phone in a case, then why does Apple even sell cases?
    When did I say nobody puts their phone in cases? I think the back would look better with a color matched logo. Just like last year I thought the front would have looked better with a red Touch ID ring instead of silver. 
    Okay, but you made the impression that most people don't put their phone in a case so why does Apple even have colors. It doesn't matter what Apple does, people will still find something to complain about. 
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