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Say hello to Apple's new Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Say hello to Apple's new Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Say hello to Apple's new Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Sherri Watson | 13 April, 2018, 01:28

Apple iPhone 8 (PRODUCT) RED with 64 GB storage is priced at Rs 67,940 and the price of the second variant of iPhone 8 with 256GB internal storage is Rs 81,500.

Just to recall, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feature glass and aluminum design, Retina HD display, and A11 Bionic chip.

What is really cool about the new red iPhone 8 series is that this time around, the red back is coupled with a black front, for a very stylish look.

Apple's red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were created to raise money for an important cause, the Global Fund for HIV and AIDs research. An unknown portion of the proceeds from those products go to Global Fund HIV/AIDS grants for testing, counseling, treatment and prevention efforts.

The Cupertino company is releasing the special crimson iPhone edition for a noble cause.

The latest iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus do not bring any differences other than the color option. The front of the phone is now in black, unlike last year's Red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus which arrived with a white coloured front panel. The new handsets are available for pre-order now, and would hit the store shelves on April 13th in the U.S. and a few other countries. The devices hit stores on Friday.

Next up is the Apple iPhone 8 Plus that is now available at Rs 69,999 after an instant discount of Rs 3,000.

In fact, Apple and Product Red have a history of creating products with the red shine, including new iPhones, Beats, iPads and Apple Watches.

The red iPhone 7 helped Apple donate $30 million to the Global Fund in 2017. HDFC bank users can also get flat Rs 2,000 off, whereas exchanging old smartphone can fetch you a discount of up to Rs 8,500.

Alongside the special edition models, the company also released the (PRODUCT) RED iPhone X Leather Folio, which was "crafted from specially tanned and finished European leather". The iPhone Upgrade Program is available at apple.com, the Apple Store app and Apple Stores in the USA with monthly payments starting at $34.50 (US) for the iPhone 8 64GB model.

These new colour variants will be a limited edition and will benefit RED a non-profit organisation dedicated to the fight against malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS.