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iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Editions Launched

iPhone-8-red

As expected, Apple has formally launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Editions. The new iPhone models come with a matte red aluminium finish and sport 64GB and 256GB storage options. All two (PRODUCT) RED Editions will initially be available for pre-orders in the US and other markets from Tuesday, and will be and in stores beginning Friday, April 13. India availability for the new models is set for May. Last year, Apple brought the red variants of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in 128GB and 256GB storage options. The aim of launching the red variants is to support (RED), an organisation that raises awareness and funds to help combat HIV/AIDS in Africa.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT) RED prices
Prices of for the new models are the same as the existing colours. This means the iPhone 8 (PRODUCT) RED Edition with 64GB onboard storage is priced at $699 in the US (Rs. 67,940 in India), while its 256GB variant is available at $849 (Rs. 81,500). The iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT) RED with 64GB storage, on the other side, carries a price tag of $799 (Rs. 77,560), and its 256GB variant is priced at $949 (Rs. 91,110).

Apple said both special edition models will be 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, South Korea, the UK and US on Friday, April 13. Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, 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 beginning Tuesday at $99 (Rs. 7,900) in the US.

With the new launch, Apple is now offering a plethora of (RED) products, including leather cases, silicone cases, and smart battery case for iPhone, as well as Apple Watch Sport Band, Apple Watch Classic Buckle, Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones, Beats Pill+ Portable Speaker, iPod touch, and a Smart Cover for iPad.

Apple says that part of the proceeds of sales from its (PRODUCT) RED range goes to the Global Fund HIV/AIDS grants that provide testing, counselling, treatment, and prevention programmes with focus specifically on eliminating transmission of the virus from mothers to their babies. As of December last year, the iPhone maker had raised over $160 million (nearly Rs. 1,038 crores) for the (PRODUCT) RED brand owned by (RED).

Apple iPhone 8


General

Release date September 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 138.40 x 67.30 x 7.30
Weight (g) 148.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 1821
Removable battery No
Colours Silver, Space Gray, Gold

Display

Screen size (inches) 4.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 750×1334 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 326

Hardware

Processor hexa-core
Processor make Apple A11 Bionic
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage No

Camera

Rear camera 12-megapixel
Rear Flash Dual LED
Front camera 7-megapixel

Software

Operating System iOS 11

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG No
FM No
Number of SIMs 1
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No

Apple iPhone 8 Plus


General

Release date September 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 158.40 x 78.10 x 7.50
Weight (g) 202.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2691
Removable battery No
Colours Silver, Space Gray, Gold

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels

Hardware

Processor hexa-core
Processor make Apple A11 Bionic
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage No

Camera

Rear camera 12-megapixel
Rear Flash Dual LED
Front camera 7-megapixel
Front Flash Yes

Software

Operating System iOS 11

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG No
FM No
Number of SIMs 1
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No