Apr 11, 2018

Apple launches the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, goes on sale by April 13

Apple recently introduced the (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus as well as the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X Leather Folio. For starters, the (RED) products have a percentage of their profits which will go to the anti-HIV/AIDS organization.

Since 2006, Apple has been in a partnership with (RED), an organization which helps provide funds to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. The said charity institution arranged programs which provide testing and counseling to the victims, as well as medicines that prevent the transmission of HIV from a mother to her unborn child, working hard to achieve an AIDS‑free generation. Giving its all-out support by serving as the organization's top contributor, the Cupertino-based company claims that it has donated more than 160 million dollars to the Global Fund through the sale of its yearly (RED) products and it plans to do more.

Tema General Hospital receives funding from a (RED) supported Global Fund grant in Ghana.

This year, Apple unveiled the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Edition, wherein a part of the proceeds will still go to the organization. As a refresher, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, which launched back in September 2017, were initially available in Gold, Space Gray, and Silver. Both featuring a stunning red finish for their glass rear panel and aluminum frame, the new variants come with a sleek black front fascia, opposed to last year's iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus with white bezels.

The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition

Sadly, the Apple iPhone X won't be receiving a red paint job. Instead, the tech giant introduced a new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X Leather Folio, crafted from specially-tanned and finished European leather, giving it a luxurious look and feel. You can now purchase the premium phone case on Apple's official website. In the years to come, we can expect to see the manufacturer's continuous efforts to help fight against this global dilemma.

The (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X Leather Folio

The special edition iPhone 8 models will start to be up for pre-orders in selected markets on April 13.

Specifications of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8

Display Size4.7 inches
Resolution1334 x 750 (Retina HD)
OS veriOS 11
CPUA11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture Neural Engine Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
Storage64GB, 256GB
External Storageno
RAM2GB
Main Camera12 MP, f/1.8 aperture, Digital zoom up to 5x
Front Camera7 MP
Battery1821mAh Talk time (wireless): Up to 14 hours Internet use: Up to 12 hours Video playback (wireless): Up to 13 hours Audio playback (wireless): Up to 40 hours Fast-charge capable: Up to 50% charge 30 minutes
Dimensions138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
Weight148 g
ColorSpace Gray, Silver, Gold

iPhone 8 Plus

Display Size5.5 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080 (Retina HD)
OS veriOS 11
CPUA11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture Neural Engine Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
Storage64GB, 256GB
External Storageno
RAM3GB
Main CameraDual 12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
Front Camera7 MP
Battery2691mAh Talk time (wireless): Up to 21 hours Internet use: Up to 13 hours Video playback (wireless): Up to 14 hours Audio playback (wireless): Up to 60 hours Fast-charge capable: Up to 50% charge 30 minutes9
Dimensions158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm
Weight202 g
ColorSpace Gray, Silver, Gold
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