There’s a new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus color—an addition to the current lineup of space grey, gold, and silver. Don’t be surprised if you see new red models of the smartphones one of these days.
Apple has recently unveiled the new red-colored iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. For the second year in a row, the giant tech firm is launching the special phones as support to (Product) RED, an ethical consumerism brand established by U2 frontman Bono and philanthropist Bobby Shriver in 2006. (Red) donates funds to institutions with causes like The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
Since 2006, Apple has contributed more than $160 million to (Red), making it the biggest contributor to the Global Fund. About $30 million of that amount was generated in 2017 when the company released the (RED) edition iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the sale of which was discontinued when iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X were launched in September.
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The red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will carry all the features of the two iPhones, except for the exterior color. However, unlike the red edition of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the front side of the devices will be in black color instead of white. The red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will also be available in the Philippines in the coming weeks.